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  • Preparation time : 15 min
  • Ready in : 45 min
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Giving you more ideas to commit to Meatless Monday! The beans give this lasagna a nice ‘meaty texture’, while adding quality protein and fibre. A very satisfying meal, great with a side of greens, or garlic bread if desired. 15 min preparation time +30 min in the oven needed so may wish to cook this in advance, then freeze or reheat.

If you’d like your child to help with the cooking and learn more about food,
scroll down for our child friendly tips.

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped up broccoli or cauliflower (or a mix)
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/2 bell pepper chopped (any colour, I used yellow)
  • 300 gm strained tomato sauce, or canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup canned black beans, strained and rinsed
  • 300 gm lasagna sheets (wholewheat preferred, but will take longer to cook)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
  • Parsley or chopped basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat over to 350F  (180C)
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat
  3. Saute garlic for a minute, then add onion and continue to stir
  4. In order, add broccoli & cauliflower, bell pepper, carrot, zucchini and saute for a few more minutes
  5. Add stained tomato sauce and sprinkle in oregano, salt and pepper
  6. Stir in beans for a minute
  7. In a slightly oiled pyrex or baking dish (e.g. 33cms x 23 cms) place in order
    • Noodles – 1/4 C Parmesan – 1/2 veggie mixture – noodles – 1/4 C parmesan – 1/2 veggie mixture – mozzarella
  8. Cover lightly with foil, and bake for 30 minutes (may take slightly longer if using wholewheat sheets)
  9. A few minutes before taking out of oven, remove foil cover
  10. Let cook for a few minutes, garnish with desired herb
  11. Serve with green salad

Get the children to help

Easy tasks for younger children

  • meausure 1 tbsp olive oil
  • help to rinse black beans
  • sprinkle oregano and pepper on the sauce

Moderate tasks for older children

  • chop garlic, onion, broccoli, cauliflower or bell pepper – whatever you like best
  • grate carrot, zucchini or cheese
  • stir the sauce
  • place the right ingredients to the baking dish in this order: 1)  noodles 2)  parmesan 3)  veggie mixture 4)  noodles 5) parmesan 6) veggie mixture 7) mozzarella

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      January 27, 2015

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