Primal Sans Lasagna

The other day I was craving lasagna.  I just wanted the layers of pasta, cheese, and sauce…but not really.  I don’t miss pasta, but I missed the tastes of lasagna all mashed together.  I had to devise a plan to make it, somehow, someway…this is how it happened and it’s primal, not so paleo.

Lasagna NoodlesI looked in the fridge and I figured that maybe I could just layer meat, cheese, sauce, and call it a day.  But that wouldn’t give me the “lasagna” feel though.  Then, at that moment where I felt defeated, alas, 2 yellow squash…PERFECT!  I’ve used them as “noodles”, so why not try them as “lasagna”.  I cut them vertically, just like pieces of lasagna.  I put them into a boiling pot of water for a couple minutes until they softened up.  (Next time I’m going to try them grilled.)  I heated up some sauce, shredded some cheese, steamed some kale, and cooked up some chicken.  I seasoned the chicken with garlic, salt, and pepper.  After all my elements were ready, I constructed my “Sans Lasagna”.  I put a little bit of sauce on the bottom, then a layer of the yellow squash, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, chicken, sauce, then kale; repeat.  It was so good-I’m actually glad there was leftovers.

  • 9 x 12 inch foil pan
  • 2-4 Large Yellow Squash
  • 5 chicken breasts
  • 2 handfuls of baby kale
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • mozzarella cheese
  • ricotta cheese
  • garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste for the chicken

Tonight for dinner — calzones!

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I’m a 36 year old kid at heart. I reached a low point in my life where I felt like I needed to take control before I didn’t have the choice, and that’s when I decided that I needed to change my lifestyle. It’s going to be my life long goal to always achieve optimum health…I am still young after all. Here I am, over one year into my Paleo journey, and I never felt better.

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