Winter Vegetable Lasagne

Try this delicious Winter Vegetable Lasagne recipe today and make a few simple changes to lower your cholesterol level.

High cholesterol is a major risk to heart disease as it contributes to the narrowing of vital arteries which can lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Winter Vegetable Lasagne

There are no obvious signs or symptoms with high cholesterol and HEART UK and Flora ProActiv are urging people to get their cholesterol level checked out.

Simple diet changes are often all you need.

If you do happen to have a high level of cholesterol the good news for most people is, there are simple and effective ways to lower cholesterol which include changes to diet and lifestyle.

Eating healthier, including super cholesterol-busting food like plant sterols and getting more active helps lower cholesterol and most people will see the effect in as little as 3 weeks.

Not only does this recipe use cholesterol lowering foods but it was simple to make. Tasty and very filling, a fantastic for a midweek family meal and it's a great way to get kids to eat vegetables too!

Facts about Cholesterol

Over half the population of England have high cholesterol.

High cholesterol is invisible, it has no symptoms but is a major risk factor for heart disease.

One in every two people in England having elevated cholesterol, it’s vital to get checked and keep your heart healthy.

Do you know your cholesterol level number?

Ask your GP or local pharmacist and get checked out now.

Heart disease is the UK’s biggest killer so HEART UK and Flora ProActiv teamed up to bring the effects of cholesterol on the arteries to life.

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Winter Vegetable Lasagne

Winter Vegetable Lasagne

Nice and filling recipe by Flora Pro.active; a great way to eat more veg.
Prep time: 35 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 1 H & 15 M

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, peeled, cut into wedges
  • 2 parsnips, peeled
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled
  • 1 courgette
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • 1 red pepper, finely diced
  • 400 gram canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp oregano or thyme
  • 6 sheets lasagne sheets
For the white sauce
  • 25 grams Flora pro.activ buttery spread
  • 25 grams plain flour
  • 350 ml skimmed milk
  • 55 grams cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 tsp English mustard
To serve
  • 4 slices toasted granary bread
  • 40 grams Flora pro.activ buttery spread
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Cut the parsnips, sweet potato, carrot and courgette into chunks and place in a roasting tin along with the onions and pepper.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and roast in a preheated oven at 190˚C/180˚C Fan/Gas mark 5 for 25 to 30 minutes or until cooked.
  3. When cooked, mix with the tomatoes, tomato purée, chilli powder and herbs.
  4. Assemble the lasagne by placing half the vegetables in an ovenproof dish, cover with three sheets of lasagne and top with half the sauce.
  5. Repeat layers ending with cheese sauce.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and return to oven for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown.
To make the white sauce
  1. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by placing the Flora ProActiv Buttery spread into a saucepan to melt.
  2. Add in the flour and stir together with a wooden spoon. It's important to cook the flour like this for a few minutes otherwise your sauce will taste floury and will not be smooth. 
  3. Add in the skimmed milk gradually, constantly stirring over moderate heat. Bring to the boil.
  4. Lower the heat and cook for 5 minutes or so until smooth and thickened. 
  5. Add a pinch of salt and half the cheese along with the mustard.
  6. Have a taste and adjust the seasoning.
To serve
  1. Toast the bread and mix the garlic, Flora ProActiv Buttery spread and chopped parsley.
  2. Spread the mix onto the toasted granary bread.
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Disclosure; I was sent supermarket vouchers to cover my time and cost of ingredients to make the recipe. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

7 comments

  1. I have never actually had my cholesterol checked -- probably something I should do!

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  2. Luckily my cholesterol is fine. A nice recipe to try

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  3. What a great recipe, sounds delicious and can help lower cholesterol too! :)

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  4. This looks a great winter warmer !

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  5. A great and healthy take on a classic recipe.

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  6. Thank you for sharing that tasty and healthy food recipe.

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