Justine’s Twists to Make Your Lasagna Weight Loss Surgery Perfect
Lasagna is a popular family meal and a wonderful comfort food.
Unfortunately many traditional recipes are carbohydrate heavy and rich in fat making them more appropriate as an indulgence than a regular on the family menu.
By following these six twists you can boost the fibre and protein, lower the carbs and fat and add this weight loss surgery version to your weekly dinner rotation.
Add plenty of fresh vegetables into your meat sauce. Often it can be hard to squeeze in enough fibre boosting, gut benefiting veggies into your diet after weight loss surgery. Incorporating them into your meals is a great way to boost your intake.
Add lentils into your meat sauce. Lentils are a nutritional power-house, they are packed with fibre, protein and low GI carbohydrates. They also help ‘stretch’ your meat sauce so are great for the budget too.
Replace some (or all) of your béchamel sauce with ricotta. Not only will it save on fat, but also on time, making your lasagna preparation quicker with a lot less clean up.
Replace some (or all) of your lasagna sheets with thinly sliced zucchini as another way to drop the carbohydrate and boost for vegetable intake. It also adds an interesting taste and texture.
Serve your lasagna with a side salad, if you are well through your recovery it can be easy for your portions to creep up. To help keep them in check, the addition of a side salad can help.
As we suggest for every meal following your surgery, stop eating at satisfied not full.
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