How to make a healthy beef & vegetable lasagna

Ensure that you have all ingredients ready

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius

Roughly cut onion

Add onion to moderate heat electric fry pan (spray of rice bran oil is optional)

Mix onion and mince

Continue until mince and onion are browned. Return to low heat.

Peel carrots

Grate carrots

Add to cooked mince and onion.

Stir in grated carrot.

Grated zucchini.

Add to mince, onion and carrot.

Stir until combined.

Add cans of Roma tomatoes.

Add tomato paste sachets.

Mix until combined.

Place on lid, reduce heat and simmer all ingredients.

Prepare ingredients for white sauce.

Add milk to saucepan (heat on high)

Add plain flour to milk.

Whisk to combine flour and milk.

Add 1/2 cup of grated cheese

Whisk quickly.

Continue to whisk quickly until sauce thickens. Add salt and pepper for taste.

Take off heat and sit as soon as thickening starts.

Prepare to layer the lasagna. Place thin covering of met on bottom of dish.

Cover all meat with lasagna sheets.

All meat should be covered.

Add second layer of meat.

Spread evenly over sheets.

Add grated cheese to cover meat.

Pour on white sauce mixture from saucepan.

Continue over meat and cheese.

Smooth over with spoon.

Add another layer of lasagna sheets.

Add third layer of meat.

Continue until completely covered.

Sprinkle remaining cheese over to cover meat.

Ready to place into oven.

Cooking time may vary. Approx. 40-45 minutes.

Check with knife to ensure lasagna sheets are cooked.

Remove from oven.

Allow to sit. (5 minutes) prior to serving.

Ready to serve. Garnish with raw broccolini (optional) Makes 6 large serves.

My recipe is one of my mum’s recipes. This considered a healthy recipe as I have used low fat, lean options & wholemeal lasagne sheets. The recipe also has vegetables that are full of nutrients.

The low fat options are also much lower in kilojoules, Mince in comparison to lean mince, 1395 Kj in comparison to 1170Kj based on 100gms;

Cheese in comparison to low fat cheese 1550 Kj, compared to 772 Kj based on 100 gms,

and Full Cream milk in comparison to low fat milk 260Kj compared to 150Kj based on 100mls.

These nutrients in my meal also have many healthy functions.

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