It’s healthy. And gluten free. And easily vegan. And simple. But really, it’s healthy.
I know, that’s what I was thinking. More room for margaritas.
But wait, wait. It’s Wednesday. So let me recap some of my eats really quick. Then we’ll get on to the lasagna, I promise.
Holy coconuts. I was out of granola, and wanted to add a little texture to my banana smoothie. I added a couple tablespoons of unsweetened coconut and it made this smoothie amazing!
- 1 banana
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 4 handfuls ice
- water to thin
- 5 drops stevia
- 2 tbsp coconut flakes
Have you tried this soup from Trader Joe’s? It’s seriously good. Super un-photogenic, but really good. And I have a secret love for Lipton Green Tea. I know, the aspartame will kill me, but I like to pretend it’s better than my previous diet coke addiction. And an apple, well, you can’t judge that.
Ohhh my gosh. These ginger snap cookies are amazing. I could eat the whole bucket. I also had a new (to me) Luna bar flavor which I loved. Luna bars, you’re delicious.
Ahhh the dinner. The lasagna!
So I based it off of this recipe, except that one wasn’t vegan, and I also made mine a little simpler. Because I figure, things should be easy.
Serves 6- vegan & gluten free
- 1 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 cup canned fat-free refried beans
- 1 cup corn salsa (I used the kind from Trader Joe’s. You can use just plain corn if you have to)
- One 10-oz. can diced tomatoes with green chiles
- Five 6-inch corn tortillas (Use these! They’re so tasty and low calorie!)
- 3/4 cup soy chorizo (or Lightlife soy crumbles)
Sautee the green pepper & onion over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until soft. I didn’t use olive oil (just a bit of non-stick spray) but that’s up to you. Stir in the soy chorizo/soy crumbles. Remove from heat. Cut your tortillas into triangles (four per tortilla, so you have 20 total) Then you’re just going to layer the ingredients in your pan. Start with some peppers and onions and soy chorizo, top with refried beans, top with corn salsa, top with tomatoes, top with tortillas, & repeat. (You should be able to do two of each layer.) At this point, you can add cheese if you want to. If you’re one of those people. Ha.
Bake in the oven at 350 for about 15 minutes. Then serve and enjoy!