3 points Healthy Chicken Zucchini Lasagna

Healthy lasagna recipe sounds delicious and nutritious! Here’s a detailed breakdown of the recipe, including Weight Watchers points and step-by-step instructions.

Healthy Chicken Zucchini Lasagna

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast (approx. 6 oz)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 large zucchinis
  • 1/4 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce (low sugar, low sodium)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (part-skim)

Weight Watchers Points (per serving)

  • Chicken breast (6 oz): 2 points
  • Low-fat ricotta cheese (1/4 cup): 2 points
  • Fat-free cottage cheese (1/4 cup): 1 point
  • Marinara sauce (1/2 cup): 2 points
  • Mozzarella cheese (1/2 cup): 4 points
  • Zucchini: 0 points
  • Total: 11 points
  • Per Serving (4 servings): 3 points per serving

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Chicken:
    • Place the chicken breast in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the Zucchini:
    • Slice the zucchinis vertically into thin strips. Sprinkle with salt and let them sit for about 15-20 minutes to draw out moisture. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
  3. Prepare the Cheese Mixture:
    • In a bowl, mix the low-fat ricotta cheese and fat-free cottage cheese until well combined.
  4. Assemble the Lasagna:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    • Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce at the bottom of a baking dish.
    • Layer half of the zucchini slices over the sauce.
    • Spread half of the seasoned chicken over the zucchini.
    • Add half of the cheese mixture over the chicken.
    • Repeat the layers: marinara sauce, zucchini slices, chicken, and cheese mixture.
    • Top with the shredded mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake the Lasagna:
    • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.
    • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
  6. Serve:
    • Let the lasagna cool for a few minutes before slicing. Serve warm and enjoy!

Additional Tips

  • Marinara Sauce: Consider making your own marinara sauce with fresh or canned tomatoes, onions, garlic, and herbs to control the sugar and sodium content.
  • Vegetable Variations: Feel free to experiment with other vegetables like spinach, mushrooms, or bell peppers for added nutrients and flavors.
  • Whole-Wheat Option: If you prefer, you can use whole-wheat lasagna noodles instead of zucchini for a fiber boost. Adjust the points accordingly if you do.

Enjoy your healthy and delicious lasagna!

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