So about a month ago Ryan and I were craving something a little different, something we don’t really eat because we avoid some grains and dairy most of the time and most of the time I fins people thrive this way. Lasagna is one of those foods that usually gets the kick when you’re watching those foods. However, I come up with a pretty easy, yum and adaptable recipe that can suit a variety of family’s nutritional needs. After all, our nutritional requirements and preferences vary from person to person. And it was such a hit for the whole family I’ve made it multiple times each trialing different options to help you find the best fit!
This is a good one for those who sometimes like to do a ‘Meat free Monday’
It is actually very easy, I always double the recipe so there are leftovers to enjoy
I have a few options here that I’ve trialed
If Dairy free I’ve been using this cashew cheese recipe! It’s actually really good, recipe below
Dairy - I would suggest an organic/biodynamic cheese, go for high quality if you eat it and tolerate it (Paris creek for example) I find you really don’t need much, just a little on the top and perhaps on one of the middle layers.
Ingredients for the vego lasagna mix
Fry the onions off for a few minutes, then add the carrots, potato, zuchinni and mushrooms and continue to cook on medium heat for 5-10 mins. Then add the lentils and water (1 cup lentils = 2 cups water, I go by feel). Bring to boil and let it simmer to most of the water has gone.
3-4 fresh tomatoes blended
Short on time, 1 tin of organic tomatoes BPA free
1/2 bunch basil
1 tbsp olive oil.
Blend all three together. Easy!
Place all ingredients in a small-medium high speed blender and blend until very smooth and creamy.
Putting it together
Start with the vego mix, then add choice of cheese, a thin layer of tomatoe sauce and the lasagna sheet option of choice. Then repeat and finish with a second layer of lasagna sheet, tomatoe on top and cheese topping of choice.
Bake on 180 for about 40minutes.
Michelle is a Passionate Degree Qualified Naturopath with 10 years experience in the Natural Health Industry.