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Lighter Comfort-Food Classics Packed with Veggies

Kelp noodles instead of rice noodles? Eggplant as pizza crust? Layered-veggie lasagna? Sounds too healthy to be good -- but these recipes just are! Each one's a lightened-up comfort-food classic, full of veggies to boot. Plus, see how our healthy recipes compare with popular family-restaurant versions.

By 
Tanya Eng
Photography by Mark Schultz
Hearty Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Hearty Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

A warm winter favourite is revamped with layers of roasted veggies, jarred roasted red peppers and sun-dried tomatoes. Roasting the vegetables before assembling deepens the flavours and produces a firmer lasagna. Use a mandoline to slice the vegetables thinly and evenly. If you're using a knife and end up with thicker slices, simply roast a little longer to achieve the same result.

Ready in 2 hours. Serves 6.

Recipe: Hearty Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

This vs. Olive Garden Lasagna Primavera with Grilled Chicken
Serving size: 400 g vs. approx. 425 g
Calories: 280 vs. 420
Fat: 8 g vs. 15 g
Carbs: 38 g vs. 36 g

Issue

Fresh Juice: February/March 2013

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