Friday, November 4, 2016

Fit Friday - Healthy Lasagna and A Sweet Track Workout

Hello Fit Friday peeps! Hope you have had a fantastic week! It has been a sugar loaded week at my house, definitly time for a killer workout and a yummy, healthy dinner. If you are feeling me you are going to be happy you are here! Let's check out Ruthie's recipe for the week and follow it up with a sweat session with me!

White Chicken Spinach Lasagna is a healthier spin~ starting off by working some magic with a jar of light alfredo sauce, adding in chicken, fresh spinach, and whole grain lasagna noodles.   *white-chicken-spinach-lasagna 1
 White Chicken Spinach Lasagna will be totally be a hit with the whole family!  They'll love the way it tastes and you'll love how simple it is to make.  Just a few minutes putting it together and then throw it in the oven for an hour!  No cook the noodles separately, which I personally happen to be a big fan of.  Nobody will ever guess it's been "health-ified" either. . . hahah!  Awesome.   *white-chicken-spinach-lasagna 2
 White Chicken Spinach Lasagna is one our chilly weather must-makes.  There's something that's so comforting about warm, fresh baked lasagna right from the oven.  I happen to think lasagna is even a little bit better on day two~ just the way the sauce soaks into the noodles over night and all the flavors meld together in that oh-so-fabulous way!!   Mmmmmmmmm.  SO good!  *white-chicken-spinach-lasagna 5 *white-chicken-spinach-lasagna 3

White Chicken Spinach Lasagna
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Ruthie
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 (16 ounce) jars light parmesan alfredo sauce (I like prego)
  • 1/2 cup onions, medium dice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese, divided
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (9oz) package whole wheat lasagna sheets
  • 3 cups chicken breast; cooked and cubed
  • 3 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
  2. Coat 10x13 baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In a large sauce pan over medium high heat, add olive oil, sdd onion and cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly.
  4. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  5. Reduce heat to low and cook until onion is softened (approx 2-3 minutes).
  6. Stir in alfredo sauce, and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
  7. Stir until cheese is melted, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. In prepared pan begin layering 4-5 pieces lasagna noodles, add 1 1/2 cups of sauce and spread evenly over noodles.
  9. Next evenly distribute 1 cup of chicken, 1 cup spinach, and then 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
  10. Repeat layers 3-4 times ending with parmesan cheese on top.
  11. Evenly drizzle 1 cup of water around the outside of the pan.
  12. Cover with a foil tent, being careful not to let foil touch top.
  13. Bake 50-60 minutes or until a fork inserted in the center inserts easily.
  14. minutes before baking time is complete- remove foil top and finish cooking if a browned top is desired.
  15. Enjoy!

White Chicken Spinach Lasagna is a fun spin on the classic lasagna recipe~ I know your whole family will adore it! Enjoy. 

 

I am sure you all have much stronger will power than I do, but this week has been a week of candy, sugar, and a whole lot of foods that don't make me feel so hot. I have found one of my best ways to "flip-a-switch" is a good hard workout. One of those workouts that leave me dripping,  exhausted, and happy.


With that being said we are hitting the track!




400 meters sprints
20 pushups
Rpt 4x


Easy lap

Sprint the straight aways
Walking lunges around one end of the curve
Broad jumps around the other curves
Rpt 4x

Finish with one last 400 meter all out sprint!







This is supposed to be a hard, cleansing workout....make it hard!

Have an amazing Fit Friday! 
Much Love and Peace~ 
Nichole and Ruthie

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