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Who says you can’t enjoy a hearty lasagna on your gluten-free diet? While you could use a gluten-free pasta to make a lovely lasagna, this version using all veggies and no pasta is not only gluten-free, but also diabetic-friendly, so dig in! This recipe serves 4.

INGREDIENTS

1 large eggplant, peeled (if you do not eat eggplant, substitute 4 large portabella mushrooms) 1 jar no-salt added tomato sauce (or homemade tomato-based pasta sauce of your choice) 1 pint each fat-free and low-fat ricotta cheese 1 large zucchini, shredded 1 medium onion, shredded 2 cups fresh spinach leaves Seasoned gluten-free breadcrumbs (like 4C Gluten-Free Breadcrumbs) 1 egg, beaten (or 1/4 cup egg substitute) Grated Mozzarella or Parmesan cheese, optional, for sprinkling on top before baking lasagna

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DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350F; lightly grease a baking sheet for cooking eggplant slices; you will also need to lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish for the lasagna.

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In a small bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese to blend; set aside.

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Peel and slice eggplant. Coat each slice with egg and breadcrumbs and bake about 20 minutes until brown.

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Cover the bottom of dish with a thin coating of tomato sauce. Place slices of eggplant over sauce in a single layer (you won’t use them all in the first layer). Add one-fourth of the shredded zucchini, onion and spinach over eggplant.

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Layer one-third of the mixture of blended ricotta cheese. Repeat layering with sauce, etc. No more than 4 layers of eggplant. Sprinkle shredded Mozzarella or Parmesan cheese on top, if you wish.

NUTRITION TIP Using non-starchy vegetables helps reduce the rise in glucose levels.

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Food Solutions Magazine May 2014  

Food Solutions Magazine is a monthly digital publication filled with fact-based insight, fresh perspectives and immediately useful informati...

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