From Lu’s lips to your screen: this is one of your top 5 best dishes. He also said this after plate #1, #2 and #3.
On Friday, two of my lifelong best girl friends came over to make vision boards. For those of you who aren’t familiar, a vision board is basically a collage of images, phrases and words placed on a piece of paper, cardboard, foam board or any type of canvas. This imagery is supposed to capture your vision – to represent you and your goals.
While we were vision boarding, I reheated this winterized lasagna for Lu’s dinner (he wasn’t partaking in vision-boarding, but still hanging out.)
I believe Lu. This is definitely one of my top 5 best dishes. It’s pretty incredible how much this tastes like lasagna. The Blade A-cut butternut squash creates a pasta-like consistency with the butternut squash. These butternut squash layers take the place of the lasagna noodles.
Earlier this year, I made a spiralized zucchini lasagna with spinach and tomato sauce – a classic. Now, I’m “winterizing” this lasagna by using a winter squash, a winter lettuce (kale) and of course, a heartier filling: sausage.
You can eat two or three servings of this and not need a nap, I promise. Of course, you don’t need to eat more than one serving – it’s filling in the most healthy way possible. The ricotta stuffing is fluffy and creamy, creating that quintessential lasagna texture.
The sweetness in the butternut squash noodles pairs immaculately with the sweet Italian sausage. The kale adds its superfood nutrients and a lovely green color. This is probably the most colorful lasagna out there!
This lasagna is something that reheats very well. It’s ideal for Sunday meal prep – make a batch of this and put it in the fridge to last all week. It can be frozen and reheated, as well. You can double the recipe, also, if you have a larger baking dish.
Plus, it’s easy to assemble:
Then, you just cover with foil, bake for 40-45 minutes and voila – you’ve got yourself a spiralized winterized lasagna!
Now, for my vision board. It’s still a work in progress, but you can tell what my vision is, right? It’s lacking some bridal pictures – I bought a Brides magazine on Sunday and I’m going to add a few clippings this week. What do you think?
If you missed it, last week, I shared my weight loss journey story. In support of my fit journey, Under Armour is giving away one lucky Inspiralized reader a Women’s StudioLux Duffle bag, valued at $134.99. Open to US addresses only, giveaway will end Thursday, October 30, 2014. Good luck and thanks to Under Armour for making me look good while I sweat!