Try out this Slow Multicooker recipes Lasagna that is sure to leave taste buds of everyone at the dinner table asking for more!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 5 hours 15 mins
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 yellow onion diced
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon SPG Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Herbed Garlic Sea Salt Blend
- 1 (29 ounce) can no salt added tomato sauce
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 bag Lasagna Skillet Meal
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 (12 ounce) container ricotta cheese
- 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 pound lasagna noodles
- Add ground beef, onion, black pepper, SPG Seasoning, and Herbed Garlic Sea Salt Blend to a freezer bag and seal. Squeeze bag to combine ingredients. Freeze.
- Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, and Lasagna Skillet Meal to a second freezer bag and seal. Squeeze bag to combine ingredients. Freeze.
- Thaw freezer bags completely before following the recipe. Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook contents of first freezer for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through: 160°F. Drain fat from skillet and stir in contents of second freezer bag along with water. Mix ricotta cheese and mozzarella together in a small bowl.
- Once sauce is simmering, ladle ¼ of the sauce in the bottom of the slow cooker. Layer lasagna noodles on top of the sauce and top with 1/3 of the cheese mixture. Repeat twice and top with remaining meat sauce.
- Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until noodles are tender.
- 480 Calories (kcal)
- 22 Fat (g)
- 12 Saturated Fat (g)
- 41 Carbohydrates (g)
- 4 Fiber (g)
- 0 Sugar (g)
- 36 Protein (g)
- 85 Cholesterol (mg)
- 910 Sodium (mg)
Along with many other animal-based foods, slow cooker lasagna is one of the best dietary sources of high-quality protein.With age, maintaining muscle mass is an important health consideration. Without exercise and proper diet, muscle mass naturally degenerates with age, an adverse change that is associated with many age-related health problems. In the most severe cases, muscle wasting may lead to a condition called sarcopenia, which is characterized by very low levels of muscle mass and decreased quality of life. Sarcopenia is most common among elderly people.
High-quality protein, containing all of the essential amino acids, is very important for the maintenance of muscle mass, especially when coupled with strength training. Inadequate intake of high-quality protein may accelerate age-related muscle degeneration, increasing the risk of sarcopenia. Eating this dinner meal, or other protein-rich animal foods, is an excellent way to ensure sufficient dietary intake of high-quality protein that may help preserve muscle mass. Meat consumption is not only beneficial for the maintenance of muscle mass, it may also improve muscle function and physical performance.
Aside from being rich in high-quality protein, this meal contain a variety of healthy nutrients that are beneficial for our own muscles. These include taurine, creatine, and beta-alanine. Beta-alanine is an amino acid, which is used to produce carnosine in the body. Carnosine is a substance that is important for muscle function. High levels of carnosine in human muscles have, in fact, been linked with reduced fatigue and improved physical performance. Following vegetarian or vegan diets, which are low in beta-alanine, may cut the amount of carnosine in muscles over time. In contrast, high dietary intake of beta-alanine (from supplements) may result in significant increases in the carnosine levels of muscles. As a result, eating it, or other rich sources of beta-alanine, may be beneficial for those who want to maximize their physical performance.
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