One of my requirements for food is that it be high in protein and very low in carbs. This is life as a bariatric patient, but it's also a very healthy way for anyone to eat.
Lasagna has always been one of my favorite foods, so I was thrilled to find this veggie version. It's great for me given it is all veggies and cheese. There are no noodles, no carbs, and no gluten, but lots of protein thanks to ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. You could also add some 93% ground beef and mix it in with the crushed tomatoes if you wanted to up the protein a bit more.
Of course, my kids won't touch this with a ten foot pole given that it is full of vegetables, but that is not to be helped. When we put ground beef in it, they will at least pick that out.
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Coat an 8" square baking dish with cooking spray.
Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, turning once, for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Place in the bottom of the baking pan. Add the garlic to the same skillet and cook for one minute. Add the crushed tomatoes, basil, and oregano. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for ten minutes.
Spread about one-third of the tomato mixture over the onion layer. Arrange one-third of the eggplant over the tomatoes and top with one-third of the sliced tomato. Top with one-third of the riccota and the mozzarella. Repeat the layers two times. Cover with aluminum foil.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Uncover and bake for ten to fifteen minutes longer, or until the cheese is lightly browned.