Saturday, April 12, 2014

The #HungryHusbandProject - 3rd Edition: (Skinny) Spinach Lasagna Rolls

I am bringing you the 3rd edition of the #HungryHusbandProject sooner than I thought. I saw this post by Skinny Ms. on my Facebook feed the other day and couldn't help but want to try it!

Since I am eating low-carb again, I was a bit bummed about the carb content, so I searched around for a lasagna noodle alternative and found this "noodle" recipe by Peace Love and Low Carb. I made the "noodles" the night before and cut them to lasagna noodle size (10"x2") and refrigerated them. I found suggestions for using eggplant or even zucchini as lasagna "noodle" substitutions, but I'm not a big fan of either of those, so I was excited to try this other option. (When I am eating low-carb it's kind of a fun little challenge to either find a low-carb recipe that I know David will eat, or one that I can make substitutes for.)

After taking the low-carb "noodles" out of the fridge, I microwaved them for a few seconds to soften them so they'd be easier to roll up. 

Here is the verdict:

 27/30  Taste
 20/20  Presentation
 10/10  Originality
 10/10  Re-heatability
 10/10  Clean-up
 18/20  Overall Ranking 
95/100  Final Score
          Letter Grade

He said it was "Delicious! Let's have it again soon!"


"Good for home-made Italian. :)"

Here are the regular version and low-carb version side-by-side. Can you tell which is which?
This is my highest graded project so far! I wasn't sure how he would like it since it is a vegetarian dish. I considered adding meat to the sauce or filling, but thought it would take away from the spinach. Next time I will add more spinach (I only used 1 bag) and perhaps some more spices to the filling and sauce. It would also be helpful to add more sauce. The secret to re-heating lasagna is to add a small amount of water (or extra sauce) to keep the noodles moist. (I reheated these for David tonight when he got home from work. I heated 3 rolls in a small Pyrex dish (with a bit of water and extra sauce) in the oven at 425° for 25 minutes. I think it would do fine in the microwave as well.)

the Bride

PS: David tried the low-carb version and liked it too. I actually couldn't decide which I liked better!


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