Healthy Spinach Lasagna Rolls – easy, healthy, and filling! Spinach and ricotta rolled up in cooked lasagna noodles. Only 224 calories per roll!Healthy Spinach Lasagna Rolls - easy, healthy, and filling! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

The Donut Effect. There’s a little something I like to call the “Donut Effect”.

I eat pretty healthy most of the time. I feel like I’m always trying to convince you guys of that since you’ve seen what I post on here, but I really do.

Don’t get me wrong…I treat myself everyday to a little something.

But when I’ve been really watching it for a while I inevitably break down and indulge in something sweet…like a donut.

So good! So I think “Wow that was so good and I didn’t even gain any weight. I actually lost 2 pounds.”

So the next day, I eat four cookies. That probably won’t affect me at all either since the donut didn’t so I won’t even bother weighing myself today.

And even if I did gain weight, I lost weight yesterday so it’s all good.

 

The next day it’s brownies…but just half a pan…

 

From there, it’s pretty much a downward spiral.

 

I fell victim to the “Donut Effect” this weekend. Pizza, Doritos, muffins, cookies (coming soon), 3 Cadbury Eggs, and one Birthday Cake Remix later, I’m feeling the need to eat a little healthier this week.Healthy Spinach Lasagna Rolls - easy, healthy, and filling! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
These Spinach Lasagna Rolls come from Gina at Skinny Taste and honestly everything I’ve tried of hers is good and healthy.
They are perfectly portioned and have all the flavors of lasagna I love.
These are 6 WW points plus and 224 calories per roll. I added one some garlic and Italian seasonings to the mix which shouldn’t change the points.
I used some spaghetti sauce I had on hand also added one diced chicken breast to add a little protein so if you add that you will need to adjust your points according to those.
I was amazed that my boys ate the spinach part without even flinching. Of course my husband had just taken them for a round of golf so they were starving!
If you like these, you’ll like these Lasagna Cups.
Healthy Spinach Lasagna Rolls - easy, healthy, and filling! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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Healthy Spinach Lasagna Rolls

Ingredients

  • 9 lasagna noodles , cooked
  • 1 10 ounce package frozen chopped spinach thawed and completely drained
  • 1 15 ounce container fat free ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasonings
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • optional 1 chicken breast cooked and diced
  • 32 oz tomato sauce (I used spaghetti sauce)
  • 9 Tablespoons part skim mozzarella cheese , shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Make sure you drain the spinach well. Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, Italian seasonings, chicken, and salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Pour about 1 cup sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  2. Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles. Make sure noodles are dry by patting them with a paper towel. Take 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over a noodle. Roll carefully and place seam side down onto the baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles.
  3. Ladle sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top each one with 1 Tablespoon of mozzarella cheese. Cover baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melts. Makes 9 rolls.
  4. To serve, ladle a little sauce on the plate and top with lasagna roll.

Recipe Notes

Adjust calories and points if you add chicken.
adapted from Skinny Taste

Calories: 224
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