I’m very excited to share with you, in this blog post and step-by-step on my YouTube video, the yummiest of yummy lasagna recipes from Rip Esselstyn’s The Engine 2 Diet book. He’s a Texas firefighter and professional triathlete who claims that the “best way to stay on top of your game is to consistently fuel your body with clean-burning, artery scrubbing, disease reversing, and energy giving plant-based foods.” Thank you so much to Rip for allowing me to share his over-the-top delicious and nutritious Sweet Potato-Vegetable Lasagna.
My husband is competing in the half-iron man World Championships in two weeks (woo hoo Dan!).
And I thought who better to turn to for a recipe that will help him stay on top of his game, enhance recovery between workouts and get an extra edge on race day than Rip Esselstyn.
Be sure to check out Rip’s fabulous website engine2diet.com where he shares all sorts of resources. And in case you think he’s promoting a carrot and celery diet for rabbits, you should know that he converted a firehouse full of meat eaters to a plant-based diet with his program and not only do they love the diet but they saw their weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and energy improve. When Rip says a, “most basic profound and powerful way to take care of your health on a day-to-day basis is with this diet”, I couldn’t agree with him more.
You will start by prepping and then sautéing, a beautiful assortment of vegetables.
After that, you will combine the vegetables with some spices and mashed tofu. And then it’s time to assemble the lasagna with noodles, tomato sauce, sweet potatoes, spinach, tomatoes and cashews.
The finished dish is as beautiful as it is delicious.
And it is super filling, waist-line friendly and heart healthy. Check out this comparison of a 16 oz slice of this lasagna vs a meat lasagna.
|Rip’s Lasagna||Meat Lasagna *|
|Saturated Fat (mg)||1.05||14|