Grab a Book & Cook
It’s the end of the year and we’re taking a moment to reflect – The Recipe ReDux has been around for 54 months! To celebrate, we’re playing a little party game this month: Grab your nearest cookbook and ReDux the recipe on page 54 or 154. We can’t wait to see the books you’re cooking from these days.
For this redux challenge, I browsed my bookshelf and pulled out this High Performance Cookbook. I can't remember where I picked this up and I have yet to cook anything from it, so I decided it was a great choice! The vegetarian lasagna stood out to me as a good one-dish meal that could easily be transformed into a nutrient-dense, high protein, high carbohydrate dish. This lasagna is perfect for athletes as it includes iron-rich tofu, spinach and broccoli along with immune-boosting mushrooms. The tofu, cottage cheese and mozzarella work together to boost protein while the tomato sauce is a great source of the antioxidant, lycopene. I also have to say that lasagna is VERY difficult to take good pictures of... so check back tomorrow and maybe I'll have a few better ones for you?
Quick Tip: If you have leftovers, cut the lasagna into slices, freeze, then transfer slices to be individually wrapped in plastic wrap. Place all your slices in a galloon sized plastic container. This way you can easily pull out one slice of lasagna at a time for a quick dinner or lunch when in a time crunch!
Kristen Chang is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and triathlete residing in southwest Virginia with her husband and dogs. Follow along as she shares favorite fueling recipes, general wellness and sport nutrition tips and stories from her athletic endeavors.
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