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08.02.13
 
 





When it comes to comfort food, today's honoree regularly finds itself at the top of the charts. We love it, you love it, and Garfield loves it. Ladies and gents, your next Edible Idol is... LASAGNA!

 
  Hits from the Freezer Aisle


Some of our favorite frozen lasagna finds...

Low-Calorie Standout! Amy's Light & Lean Spinach Lasagna
1 package: 250 calories, 5g fat, 540mg sodium, 40g carbs, 5g fiber, 6g sugars, 11g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*

This is one of the lightest lasagnas on shelves. Featuring organic veggies (love those layers of spinach) and an AWESOME tomato sauce, it's definitely worth checking out. Om nom nom!

Hearty Treat! Healthy Choice Lasagna with Meat Sauce
1 meal: 280 calories, 5g fat, 380mg sodium, 39g carbs, 6g fiber, 9g sugars, 18g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

"HG, it's just not the same without meat!" Say no more. This saucy stacked dish comes complete with a delicious meat sauce... YUM!

No-Gluten Find! Amy's Gluten-Free Garden Vegetable Lasagna
1 package: 290 calories, 9g fat, 720mg sodium, 41g carbs, 5g fiber, 7g sugars, 11g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

Our pals over at Amy's have done it again. Sheets of rice noodles take gluten out of the equation. Add creamy ricotta, a boatload of veggies (zucchini, broccoli, and more), and tasty tomato sauce... It's go time!

Meaty Yet Meat-Free! MorningStar Farms Lasagna with Sausage-Style Crumbles
1 entrée: 270 calories, 6g fat, 590mg sodium, 41g carbs, 6g fiber, 5g sugars, 20g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

Crave meat flavor and texture in your lasagna without any actual meat? Good news! This zesty dish from MorningStar Farms is yours for the chewing. Fun fact: It's made with a multigrain mix featuring yellow peas, garbanzo beans, oats, and more. How unique!

Cheesy Superstar! Lean Cuisine Classic Five Cheese Lasagna
1 package: 350 calories, 7g fat, 620mg sodium, 51g carbs, 4g fiber, 11g sugars, 20g protein -- PointsPlus® value 9*

If your love for lasagna is centered around how many cheeses the thing can hold, this frozen entrée is your new best friend. Ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, Romano, and Parmesan… You are now entering YUMSVILLE.

Sodium-Slashed All-Star! Amy's Light in Sodium Vegetable Lasagna
1 package: 290 calories, 8g fat, 340mg sodium, 41g carbs, 4g fiber, 8g sugars, 15g protein -- PointsPlus® value 8*

Wow! Is there anything Amy CAN'T do in the lasagna arena?! Like all of her lasagna offerings, this one is loaded with delicious tomato sauce, veggies, and cheeses. It's just got around half the salt. GO, AMY!!!!

 
 
 
  SHOCKER TIME


Look away if you don't wanna be bummed out. But keep reading if you need to be clued in!

An average serving of traditional lasagna has about 870 calories and 50g fat. ACK!

Macaroni Grill's Lasagna Bolognese falls below the average with 630 calories and 40g fat... which still isn't terrific.

Olive Garden's Lasagna Classico dinner clocks in at 850 calories and 47g fat. But the chain's Lasagna Primavera with Grilled Chicken is better, with 530 calories and 20g fat.

Mom's Lasagna at Maggiano's Little Italy tips the scales at OVER A THOUSAND calories and around SEVENTY grams of fat per slab! ACK AGAIN.

Lesson learned? When it comes to enjoying lasagna sans guilt, you'll probably wanna stick with the frozen finds above and the recipes below!

 
  La-La-La-Lasagna Recipe Roundup


Grab a fork, and get clickin'... Or maybe click first, and then grab a fork.

Veggie-rific Noodle-Free Lasagna - Wanna skip the pasta? No prob. This dish has so many veggies, you won't even miss the starchy stuff!

EZ Cheesy Lasagna for Two - An HG classic, perfect for your next date night. Mmmm, it's a recipe for romance...

Hungry Girlfredo White Lasagna - Lasagna + Alfredo sauce = a nutritional nightmare. Unless you've got THIS RECIPE, of course!

Mucho Mas Mexican Lasagna - And now for something completely different! Still layered, still guilt-free, still delicious.

Lasagna Cupcakes - Use wonton wrappers in place of pasta sheets! (Those wrappers are miniature idols themselves.) Break out your muffin pan for these adorably yummy things.

Potato Lasagna - Confession time: This one's not our recipe. (It comes from our pals at the United States Potato Board.) But it's guilt-free, gluten-free, and so good!!!

 
 
 
  By the Book


Got HG cookbooks at home? Then check out these exclusive recipes...

Oven-Baked Omelette Lasagna from Hungry Girl 1-2-3 - Here's a breakfast lasagna the whole family can enjoy. And it's as easy as (you guessed it!) 1-2-3...

Lasagna-Like Egg Mug from Hungry Girl 300 Under 300 - Get all the flavors of lasagna in your morning egg scramble. Did we mention it's made in the microwave? Yay!

Pumpkin Lasagna from HUNGRY GIRL TO THE MAX! - Decadent lasagna with creamy, savory pumpkin sauce in place of tomato! INCREDIBLE.

 

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