WCT Pumpkin Kale Lasagna Recipe

Benefits of Pumpkin:

There is so much more to pumpkin than the spiced latte that you get at Starbucks. This fall favorite is packed with vitamin A, dietary fiber, tryptophan, and beta-carotene. 

One cup of pumpkin has almost twice the recommended daily intake of vitamin A! Vitamin A is great for promoting good vision, as well as maintaining healthy skin, teeth, and bones.

What about the health benefits of pumpkin seeds?

Pumpkin seeds contain high quantities of tryptophan- an amino acid precursor to serotonin. Serotonin is one of the "feel good" neurotransmitters found in our bodies that helps improve our mood and sleep cycle

Give this pumpkin lasagna a try and let us know what you think! 

 

 
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Ingredients:

1 can of pumpkin puree (~29 oz)

2 cups of kale

10-12 no-boil lasagna noodles (oven ready)

3 oz of cheese

*Optional*

cinnamon

nutmeg

red pepper

parmesan cheese 

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Total Calories:

250

 

Macros:

Carbohydrates: 40g

Fat: 6g

Protein: 13g 

 

Total Cook Time:

20 minutes

 

Recipe:

Step 1: Add 1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil to the surface of whatever baking dish you are using

Step 2: Align the lasagna noodles vertically

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Step 3: Add the pumpkin puree, ensuring all surfaces are covered

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Step 4: Add a layer of kale

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Step 5: Now, add the lasagna noodles horizontally 

Step 6. Add a layer of pumpkin puree

Step 7: Add 1.5 oz of shredded cheese 

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Step 8. Add another layer of kale

Step 9: Now, add noodles in a vertical orientation

Step 10: Repeat Steps 6-9

Step 11: When the lasagna has all the ingredients, top with tomato sauce and the last 1.5 oz of cheese.

Step 12: Put in the oven until noodles begin to brown. 

Step 13:  Enjoy

 

 

The above ingredients yield approximately 6 servings. Nutrition facts and macro-nutrients are based on 6 servings. Store in refrigerator.

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