Info and Healthy Recipes for National Nutrition Month
Posted Mar 17 2010 4:26am
National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme for 2010 is “Nutrition from the Ground Up.” This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is a great reminder for eating fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and beans to create a healthy diet and understanding the role of nutrition in getting and staying healthy. Visit the American Dietetic Association at www.eatright.org for more info.
Serving size 1/15th of pan
18 lasagna noodles, cooked
1 1/4 lbs spinach, steamed
1 1/2 oz fresh basil, chopped
1/2 oz parsley
32 oz ricotta cheese
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 cup eggbeaters (or 2 egg whites)
10 c tomato pasta sauce (canned or homemade, fat free)
Mix filling ingredients. Ladle 2 cups sauce on bottom of a large cake or lasagna pan. Next lay 6 noodles in pan, trimming if needed. Spread half of filling on top of noodles; layer another six noodles, the rest on the filling, then noodles. Ladles remaining sauce on top of lasagna and add fat free cheese if desired.
Bake lasagna 1 hour at 350. Let lasagna sit for 15 minutes before cutting.
Lasagna is even better made a day or two ahead of time. An additional 15 minutes must be added to the baking time.
The culinary staff at Wellspring Camps ( www.wellspringcamps.com ) created the above recipes for delicious and healthy snacks that the family can enjoy this National Nutrition Month (March) or anytime of the year.