We are so excited that you’re here because we have a surprising “not pasta” dish to share. If you’re looking for ways to eat more vegetables and cut back on wheat or grain products but still eat delicious meals, you’re in the right place! This “paleo-lite” recipe for Zucchini Eggplant Lasagna has the flavors of lasagna and Eggplant Parmesan without all the breading and guilt. BONUS- it’s vegetarian friendly too!
We’re really excited to be a part of The Kim Six Fix Ultimate Recipe Challenge blog hop for Pasta today! If you don’t eat traditional “pasta” like us, you don’t have to miss out on your favorite pasta style dishes. That’s why we’re sharing a family favorite: lasagna, paleo-style!
Eating paleo doesn’t mean life will change dramatically. You can still eat food that tastes amazing! And if you don’t follow a paleo regimen, you can still enjoy paleo dishes. Here’s why trying paleo recipes is a good idea:
- Cut back on calories. By removing the noodles and using layers of zucchini and eggplant instead, we’ve cut about 250 calories per serving of lasagna. (a single lasagna noodle has 86 calories alone)
- Friendly for food allergies. Paleo recipes are usually gluten-free and friendly for many other allergies, such as peanut allergies (no peanuts on paleo). Always check ingredients and with your guests for specific allergies and sensitivities.
- More fiber and vegetables. Replace processed noodles with vegetables, which are higher in fiber, vitamins, and nutrients. More fiber and vegetables make dishes more filling and satisfying.
If you’ve been wondering about paleo recipes, this Eggplant and Zucchini Lasagna is a great one to try! We call this recipe “paleo-lite” because it has cheese in it, which strict paleo eaters avoid. We like to use harder cheeses, like Parmesan, but we feel that a little mozzarella is a nice treat every now and then. If you have a dairy sensitivity or want to cut further calories, then avoid the mozzarella or eliminate the cheese from this recipe altogether.
So how do we make the lasagna look and taste like lasagna without actual noodles? Click the NEXT button to see how and get the recipe!