I love lasagna, not only eating it, but making it. I’ve spent years fine tuning my lasagna recipe. It is, by far, the most popular dish my coworkers ask me to make whenever we have a potluck meal. The downside? There is absolutely NOTHING healthy about my traditional lasagna recipe. It has four cheeses and two meats, one of which is sausage. So, as you probably have already figured out, it’s just not something I really make any longer now that I’m trying to live a healthier lifestyle.
Enter Chef Devin Alexander. If you aren’t familiar with Chef Alexander, she battled her own weight demons in her teenage years, but went on to lose 55 pounds and has kept it off for over 15 years. She has gone on to a successful career as a chef specializing in cooking lower-fat, high-flavor cuisine. She has written multiple cookbooks, including many for the Biggest Loser franchise of cookbooks.
Earlier this week, I was looking through her “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fattening” cookbook and stumbled across a recipe for a lasagna made from …. get this! … frozen ravioli! Because it uses the frozen ravioli (no need to thaw!), it’s super quick and easy! Since it’s from Chef Alexander, it won’t blow your food plan either! It comes in at a reasonable 301 calories per serving, and it’s only 8 PointsPlus value for those on Weight Watchers which is pretty good for a cheesy lasagna!