Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tasty Tuesday!! Comfort Food that's Dairy & Gluten Free!

During Competition Prep, I had to avoid a few things in my diet (food sensitivities) - including chicken and dairy. Fortunately, turkey wasn't an issue, so guess what I ate a lot of? Lol! One night, my family sat down to eat a lovely, glory-smelling lasagna. Now, I'm not much of a lasagna person myself, but at that moment it was the only thing on the planet I wanted. Been there? My desire, drove me to the fridge... what do I have on hand, could I...? And Yes, I could. Wow! 

In fact, my dinner was so pretty, so yummy smelling, that they all wanted some, too! And you know what? They didn't know there was no "real" cheese in it! Ha! Sneaky Chelle strikes again!  But the very best part of this recipe is that it comes together in about 15 minutes!! Woot!! If you don't have precooked turkey or chicken breast, grab a rotisserie chicken on the way home and whip this one up tonight. You will NOT be disappointed!! 

"NOT" Lasagna

Gluten & Dairy Free Comfort Food! Lasagna style casserole that'll satisfy, and help you reach your goals! Ready in 15 minutes! Gluten & Dairy Free Lasagna Style Casserole
Preparation Time: 5 minutes Total time: 15 minutes
By , June 3, 2014 
Serves 1

6 oz cooked Turkey Breast, diced into cubes (I roast a couple turkey breasts in my one-day food prep to have on hand throughout the week. You can use rotisserie chicken breast, too.)
5 sliced brown mushrooms
1 cup baby spinach
1/4 cup diced onion (I like red)
1/4 tsp Mrs Dash Garlic and Herb or Italian Blend
Olive Oil cooking spray
1/4 cup Marinara sauce (I used Newman's Own)
1/4 cup Daiya Mozzarella shreds

Instructions: (see step by step photos below)
Wash and chop mushrooms and onion.
Heat non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with olive oil cooking spray.
Add mushrooms, onions and Mrs Dash. Cook until softened.
Add spinach and cooked turkey breast, spray with oil again if needed.
Stir, cooking until spinach is wilted and turkey is warmed.
Remove from heat.
Immediately add marinara and "cheese", stirring to combine.
Allow to rest 1 minute for "cheese" to melt.

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, corn free, and chicken free. You may replace the turkey with chicken breast, if you prefer.
If you can tolerate dairy, replace the Daiya cheese with mozzarella, but be aware that the nutritional information will change.
I encourage you tot try this recipe as it is written. It's super creamy, melty-cheesy, and full of "lasagna" flavor! My family had no idea there was no "real" cheese in it, and they LOVED it!!
Daiya products are gluten free, dairy free, and soy free. You can learn more about them here: http://us.daiyafoods.com/

Nutrition facts per serving: 355 calories | 45 grams protein | 22 grams carbs (net 19g carbs) | 9 grams fat | 3 grams fiber

Prep the veggies and gather ingredients
Saute the onions, mushrooms, and seasoning until veggies are softened.
Add spinach and turkey (or chicken)

Cook, stirring, until spinach is wilted and meat is heated through.

Remove from heat and add marinara and "cheese". Stir until melted and blended

Serve and Enjoy!!

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1 comment:

  1. Holy cannoli that looks yum!
    Going on my shopping list (the Diaya). I'm going to see if I can trick the husband. =)