Updated: May 12, 2020
I absolutely love Italian meals such as lasagna but I wanted to change it up. I gave the family lasagna recipe a twist by adding vegetables and changing out the noodles for gluten-free, chickpea lasagna noodles!
Nutritious and Delicious
Lasagna is a family favorite in my house. When I went away for school, I tried vegetable lasagna for the first time and loved it! I was never able to get the recipe from school for their vegetable lasagna so I had to improvise! I figured I would use the foods I had available to me, which consisted of my preferred vegetables and Banza lasagna.
For those of you who have never heard of Banza, it is a pasta company who makes pasta from chickpeas to produce a delicious, gluten free alternative to pasta. Along with being gluten free, this pasta is: non-GMO, allergen free and kosher.
Food Label Vocabulary: Gluten Free: A diet not containing gluten. Gluten is a family of proteins that are naturally found in certain cereal grains, such as wheat, barley, and rye. Non-GMO: meaning no genetically modified organisms are present. (Non-GMO does not mean the product is organic). Allergen Free: the product is not made with ingredients that include "major food allergens" as defined by the FDA. The major food allergens include: wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish or shellfish. These major allergens account for the majority of all food allergic reactions in the US. Kosher: Kosher literally means "clean" or "pure". This refers to food that has been ritually prepared or blessed so it can be eaten by religious Jews.
Banza pasta tastes like a hearty twist on regular pasta to make meals delicious and even more nutritious! Banza pasta has 25 g of protein, 13 g of fiber, and 30% fewer net carbs than traditional pasta! Having fewer net carbs is great for those with diabetes because chickpeas have been shown to improve blood sugar control. I am someone who loves to make this pasta on days that I do not consume a lot of protein and am craving a pasta dish so I can get in some healthy protein and take care of my carb craving!
Try and create your own vegetable lasagna with vegetables you love and let me know what you add to your dish!
Check out and try the NEW! Vegetable Lasagna recipe under the "Recipe" tab!