This recipe is from one of my favorite blogs. . .
melskitchencafe.com and it has turned into one our family favorites too.
We had this for a Relief Society Dinner,
and it so happens that it turned out to be a hit there as well.
for those who have been WAITING
Patiently Waiting . . .
and WANTING this recipe for your own kitchen,
well, your wait has finally ended. . . YAY!
One requirement in my kitchen is if at all possible to eliminate all processed foods, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, along with ANY hydrogenated anything, including artificial sweeteners from our nutrition plan.
It is part of our healthy eating that has been helping us to loose weight. . . This mindset along with a keen awareness of
has worked supremely!
. . . My nemesis?
A thyroid that has all but shut down. . . BOO!
But now that we have that figured out and are taking pro-active methods to get on top of that too, and again, as natural, non-chemical/processed as possible, these methods appear to be working and I am happy to say that once again I am loosing the excess packaging that I have added to my pants in the past year.
. . . now back to the Spinach Chicken Lasagna!
TONS of fresh spinach!
We have discovered that these wonderful foods in their RAW form keep the thyroid gland from absorbing Iodine which causes it to sort of shut down. . . thus causing what is known as a dysfunctional, inactive thyroid. . . go figure.
so I just make sure I lightly cook or steam these foods, and all is happy again!
I have always found it easier to do ALL my prep for any meal first. It makes it easier to not miss anything while putting it together.
cut. grate. shred. measure. . . you get the idea. . .
it makes assembly fun, fast, and easy.
Also, if you have a busy day, these steps can all be done in the morning or even the day ahead to make dinner prep easier.
this is the sauce, mix in a large skillet or sauce pan. . . real ingredients, whole foods!
it has also been our discovery through a ton of research that the body inherently KNOWS how to process real food (see list above for a partial list of no-no, not so good for you foods) and so it doesn’t hang around causing all kinds of problems that we hear an abundance about now days.
such as heart disease, diabetes, being overweight, many types of cancer. . . not to say it will eliminate these entirely, but we are convinced and believe it will make a HUGE difference!
cover the bottom of your casserole dish with a small amount of sauce,
. . . I usually use about 1 to 1 1/2 cups
dollop with ricatta. . .
layer with 1/2 of the pre-cooked shredded chicken
PILE on the roughly chopped spinach
cover the spinach with 1/2 the grated cheese. . .
place 3 lasagna noodles on top of that. . .
Gently press the mixture down into the pan and. . .
repeat the entire process again.
. . . yes, I generally make my pasta
but that is an entirely different post, which is coming next. . . (the plan is next week) it will tell you how I make my pasta noodles. . . trust me, it is so incredibly easy!
the final step, on the third and last layer of noodles, pour the remaining sauce, the grated cheese that was set aside, and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
I use a slightly smaller pan (7X10) so our lasagna is overflowing, but I am okay with that. If you use the 10x13 size it will be still by VERY full but it won’t be quite as overflowing as mine, but it will cook down as the spinach wilts.
. . . this is the final product
We serve this with a tossed salad. . . Absolutely DELICIOUS!
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