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Gluten Free, Dairy-Free Kale Lasagna

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lasagnaThis lasagna dish is one of my favorite dinners to make. Now, unlike my other blogs, I’m not going to write a whole paragraph about how healthy lasagna is for you…haha! I will say though, that this recipe is 100 times healthier for you than most other lasagna recipes. I find such enjoyment in life by re-creating typical unhealthy meals, substituting all the junk out for nutritious super-foods! So, that’s what this meal is….a healthy meal that is filled with vitamins, yummy flavor, and you might even want to serve it the next time your guests come over.

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1 box of Del Boles GF Rice Lasagna
1 bag of Daiya Dairy-Free Mozzerella Cheese
2 jars of Organicville Organic Marinara Pasta Sauce
2 large garlic cloves (minced)
1/2 tspn crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tspn garlic salt
dash of salt and pepper
(OPTIONAL) 1 lb. organic, grass-fed beef (browned)
3 Large (elephant) Kale Leaves
Dairy Free Ricotta Cheese (See Below for the Ingredients to make)

Here’s What You’ll Need to make your own Dairy Free Ricotta Cheese (found this great recipe from… http://cassidyscraveablecreations.com/2012/09/ricotta-cheese-dairy-soy-nut-free.html

  • 2 Cups So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer (Original)
  • ½ Tsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Grapeseed Oil
  • Pinch Of Salt
  •  2TBSP of Agar Flakes or 1 1/2 tsp of Agar Powder      
Instructions for Dairy Free Ricotta Cheese
  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, mix together all of the ingredients above.
  2. Very slowly bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer 5 minutes or until agar is dissolved. Stir occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and cool 10 minutes. Then, transfer to a sealed container and place in fridge until set, a few hours.
  5. Transfer mixture to a food processor and pulse until you get the desired consistency.

Directions to make this YUMMY Lasagna- it’s just a layering game… here’s the order…

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1. If you are choosing to add ground beef to this lasagna, cook that first in a separate pan.
2. In a 13X9 glass baking dish, coat a thin layer of tomato sauce
3. Sprinkle 1/2 tspn of the minced garlic into the sauce evenly.
4. Layer your first layer of lasagna noodles. Make sure there are no open spaces. You can break some of the noodles apart to make them all fit, if needed.
5. Then, Add another layer more tomato sauce. Make sure you cover all parts of the noodles.
6. Spread a thick layer of the ricotta cheese over top of the sauce.
7. Add a layer of the ground beef.
8. Using scissors, cut up small pieces of kale over top of the beef, until there is an even layer covering the beef.
9. Add the remaining amount of minced garlic (FRESH GARLIC)
10. Pour more sauce over top, to cover all other ingredients evenly.
11. Add your next layer of noodles. Overlap open spaces if needed.
12. Add the remaining beef
13. Pour more sauce over top of the beef
14. Finish by adding the chopped kale and the entire bag of Diaya cheese over top.
15. Sprinkle the garlic salt, chopped red peppers, salt and pepper over top.
16. Cover with tin-foil <– VERY IMPORTANT
17. Bake at 350 degree for 1 hour.
18. Then, for a finishing touch, I turn the broiler on and remove the tin foil, to allow the cheese to come to a golden crisp.
19. Let it cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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ENJOY!

<>< Kaitlin

 

 

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Raw Almond Butter Protein Balls

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Vegan, raw, almond butter protein balls that will rock your world!

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I was so excited to make these, I had my good friend Brigitte come and help me. 🙂 These protein balls are so delicious, and good for you! I have adapted this recipe from another paleo website. I hope you will enjoy these. They are rich too! You will be satisfied with just one! 🙂 They are extremely high in protein, raw, vegan, gluten free, have a low glycemic index, and are filled with super nutrients. 🙂 I specifically chose the ingredients in here because they are all low in sugar. Carob chips, coconut nectar, and unsweetened cocoa powder all offer a delicious, nutritious alternative to the junk filled in most protein bars. They’re such a delicious treat and even healthy enough to eat for breakfast! 🙂

Ingredients to serve 20:briNi

1 cup of almond butter
1.5 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut (and another 1/4 cup to garnish later)
2 scoops of chocolate Life’s Basics Plant Protein powder.
10 dried black figs, stems removed
1/2 cup of carob chips (less sugar & fat than chocolate, and higher in vitamins)
1/4 cup of ground flax seed
1 tbsp. chia seeds
2 tbsp. coconut nectar (has a low glycemic index)
2 tbsp. raw honey (or you could use 4 tbps. of honey instead of coconut nectar)
2 tbsp. unsweetened organic cocoa powder
1 tspn. vanilla extract
A pinch of salt
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Directions:

Put the figs, shredded coconut, and almond butter in a food processor first.
Let all the ingredients blend until smooth.
In another bowl, add all of the other dry ingredients.
Then, pour the moist mixture into the bowl with all the dry ingredients.
Mix everything together until smooth.

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Form little circular shapes with the mixture, and then roll in a bowl of shredded coconut.
Lay the protein balls onto a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Refrigerate for one hour.
Then, ENJOY!!!

 

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Enjoy,

<>< Kaitlin

Let the blogging begin…

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imageI cant believe I’m actually doing this! I always said that I refused to be that person that writes all about my life, online. I got sucked in! 🙂

I am extremely passionate about eating clean and taking care of the body and health God has given you, by fueling it with the right foods. So, I promise you I will not be that sappy blogger; it is my goal and passion to help motivate you to EatKlean. I’ve gone on my own journey of educating myself and I hope that I can help to teach you just a few things that might change the way you view health.

Ready, set, go!

Kaitlin