No recipe posts since November? Where has my head been?! Time to dish the dirt about a delish dish that doesn’t taste like dirt … you with me on this?
I am going preface this recipe by tossing a challenge out to you. The challenge is: don’t click out of here after the next sentence. I have to be blunt here and tell you straight away … the noodles are replaced with … kale. Did you pass the challenge? Are you still here with me? I don’t know about you, but I’ve been put off of kale (until now). Everything I read made me think “not for me!” In my green smoothie recipes, I seem to always read “you can substitute kale for spinach if you don’t mind the taste”. Other places have similar things to say and it worked for me. I stayed f.a.r. away from this leafy green!
And then I saw the recipe that inspired me to make a couple of tweaks and take the leap into giving it a try. It is easy to make, looks yummy and my tastebuds were VERY happy with my efforts! This one is a keeper for me. Take a look at my version, give it a go, and let me know what YOU think of this!
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Mock Lasagna Dinner
serves 9; 207 calories per serving; recipe by Peggy Mundell
based on a recipe by Kalyn
2 medium sized bundles of kale
1 tsp salt
2 tsp olive oil
1 pkg (20 oz) ground turkey
1 24 oz jar of low-calorie/low-sugar pasta sauce (I used Safeway Select Tomato and Basil sauce)
1 drop Basil essential oil
1 drop Fennel essential oil
1 drop Rosemary essential oil
4 TBLS finely grated Parmesan cheese (divided into 2 portions)
2 cups grated reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (divided into 2 portions)
I cut my mock lasagna into 18 sections (6 columns across and 3 rows down). Two sections equals 1 serving. In eating casually at home, I put 1 section on a small serving plate (delicious with a small bowl of salad on the side!) and make myself go back “for seconds” for my other 1/2 serving if I am still hungry. If I were serving this for a more formal gathering, I would place both sections on my guests’ plates at once – guests look funny at me if I don’t use full-sized place settings!
When doing portion control at home, I don’t place the serving platter on the dining room table – I make myself get up and go back into the kitchen to serve my other half – this makes me less likely to eat without intending to while I visit with family/friends at the table.
After the meal, I prefer to use smaller containers in the ‘fridge and put one serving in each container – this helps me not eat too much when I dive into the leftovers.
Like Kalyn, I suspect this would freeze up nicely!
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