PALEO LASAGNE

Do you love lasagne? I hope so because this is the BOMB! I've been meaning and meaning to try out these lasagne sheets from Cappello's and I finally got around to it last week. And OMG I wish I hadn't waited so long to discover how amazing of a dish this is. Now you may be asking WHY WOULD ASHLEY HIDE THIS FROM US FOR SO LONG?! Because I've been busy that's why.  With CrossFIt. Are you sick of hearing about CrossFit yet? I hope not. Because I have more to talk about. Last week we finished the CrossFit open competition. A 5 week competition put on by CrossFit that every gym around the world can participate in. Pretty amazing right? Whether you're new to the sport or a veteran you can participate. And if you've done it a year prior, or several years prior, you can compare your progress and compare yourself to athletes around the world. It's a pretty awesome concept, a great test of fitness, and a fun event to be a part of. If you participated this year I hope you had a great time and I hope you've seen your fitness improve. Also, if you've made it to the next stage, Regionals, then congratulations! I'm sure you are training hard and will need a good filling meal like the one I'm about to share with you. As for me personally I placed 62nd in Northern California. I had hoped for a little higher, maybe the top 40 or 50, but I sprained my wrist after week 2 and had to take the last 3 workouts pretty slow to ensure I didn't make it worse. It was a bummer, but our goal was to make it to Regionals as a team and we did! We placed 10th in Northern California and I'm so excited to compete with such a fantastic team. They've been so supportive and have helped me grow so much in the past few months that I've been with them. CrossFit has brought me some great friends, great experience, and I look forward to many more to come. Now I'm going to make the rest of this quick because I'm off to the gym where my trainer can torture me (and by torture me I mean make me run) until I'm so fit everyone at regionals will be scared when I walk in. And now you know my weakness, yes I suck at running, but guess what? You can run with a sprained wrist, and not much else, so I'll be a damn good runner by regionals!

Paleo Lasagne
Prep 20 min
Cooking 45 min
Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp basil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 25 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • Cappello's lasagne sheets (if you don't have Cappello's sheets you can use thin slices of zucchini or eggplant, or possibly try making your own, I saw a recipe from Real Sustenance here)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a large skillet brown the beef over medium heat
  3. Add the onion, spinach, garlic, basil, salt and pepper and continue to cook
  4. Finally add the tomato sauce, but save a little extra in the jar for the top of your lasagne. Bring to simmer then remove from heat.
  5. In a baking dish begin by pouring some of the meat mixture into the bottom, then layer your lasagne sheets, add more meat mixture, and another set of lasagne sheets until your meat mixture is all used up and spread the remaining tomato sauce in your jar on the very top
  6. Bake for 45 minutes