Look at us go. Not eating out on a non-school night and making something healthy(ish). My sister apologizes for the half-smile, she says she was hangry.
Sister’s Health(ish) Lasagna (added bonus is that it is ridiculously easy and vegetarian):
1 box whole wheat noodles
1 jar of Chunky Garden Combination Ragu Sauce
16 ounces of low-fat cottage cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
A big bag of frozen California Style Vegetables (you can use fresh veggies too)
Cook the noodles according to box instructions. Combine the cottage cheese and mozzarella cheese in one bowl and the sauce and veggies in another. Layer sauce, noodles, cheese mixture, noodles, sauce mixture etc. Back at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Sorry, I don’t know if it is possible to make lasagna look pretty unless you are Olive Garden. This was round one of three for me. Sugar snap peas are also quite addicting.
We also had another yonana treat after dinner. Money saved in 2 days of not eating fro-yo=$8.
And last but not least, a little motivation to help you (okay, really me) go get your workout on today:
Is your beast mode on?
All pics from my fitness board on Pinterest.
Have any health(ish) meal ideas to share with us while we are on our healthy streak?
What is motivating you to workout today?
Favorite thing to eat cottage cheese with?
1st to comment and I’m out–to run!
Brittnie (A Joy Renewed)
My quick health(ish) meal is a bowl of brown rice, sauteed stir fry veggies (typically frozen since I have them on hand most of the time), shrimp and a tad bit of teriyaki or stir fry sauce of choice. Mix all together and it’s like healthy chinese buffet in a bowl. I usually eat this at least one night a week!
Krissy @ Shiawase Life
Hahahah love that beast mode stuff. Thanks for the lasagna recipe!!!
Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
I haven’t got on my healthy streak yet…to many cookies at my house still…hahah! Love the recipe though :)
Laura @ LauraLikesDesign
I love sugar snap peas! Such a delicious snack!
One of my favorite healthy side dishes is homemade sweet potato fries. Just slice, toss with olive oil and salt, and roast on a cookie sheet until crispy. Dunked in tons of ketchup!
I’m motivated to get to the gym because i know after Jan 1, it’s going to be crazy in there!
I love cottage cheese on my salad! Or plain with blueberries mixed in…ha ha.
Yumm! Ill have to try that lasagna recipe when im back at school. Im in TX w/ 70 degree weather so I cannot wait to run later. Beast mode is on!
kari @ Running Ricig
Oh, my beast mode is definitely on. :)
Lindsay @ Lindsay's List
Headed to teach a class now!! They won’t know what hit ’em…I’ll just blame you for the 50 plyo burpees.
Yumm-o! I made chickpea cookies the other day. Healthy dessert + protein, ftw!
I like your sister’s jacket color A LOT!
I love putting peanuts in my cottage cheese. I don’t do the fruit thing. Also I prefer ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese in my lasagna.
This is the first picture of your sister that I have seen, is all of your family beautiful??
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
Ugh trying to resist workout out today, although I might to weights and pylo later that doesn’t involve putting pressure on my stupid hurt foot. I just want to RUN! Haha especially since I just finished the book Born to Run. Have you read it? If not, you should!
Love the beast thing!
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries
love the sounds of the lasagna! it looks pretty easy too – perfect! great motivational pins!
My beast mode is not on today – I’m exhausted! It’s my first day back at work for the week and I’m already looking forward to the weekend. But this weekend, my beast mode will be on, as I do my feetie pajama 5k! It’s not a sanctioned costume race, but I’m making it into one! Boom.
My favorite healthy recipe is Spaghetti Squash Lasagna – TRY IT.
My mom is motivating my workout today – she’s coming over later and we’re getting a couple of miles in. She has been having some tenderness in her knee and my foot is still acting up, so we’re taking it easy today. If I get out of work at a reasonable hour, I will probably do a video too.
I love cottage cheese mixed with strawberry yogurt. Call me weird, it’s delicious.
The lasagna looks delish!! I love a good lasagna dish.
That’s very similar to my mom’s lasagna recipe! (hers doesn’t have the added veggies, but I think i’d like the added veggies even better!)
Cottage cheese is good mixed with everything. I am testing the waters to see if I can eat dairy again, so i’ve been having Lactaid Cottage Cheese this week with cinnamon and pumpkin!
Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile
This just motivated me to go change into my workout clothes and get a move on, thank you. I love cottage cheese with chunks of pineapple. The best way!
hiiii girl!! i saw your comment on my blog and i miss you!! i’ve been keeping up with your posts but havent gotten a chance to comment yet (work and life are just insane) never fear, my new years resolution is to throw myself back into blogging. my christmas was lovely, i got an amazing set of headphones that are GREAT for running, so it makes me look even more forward to my workouts now ;) (also fun items like sequined UGGs and a beautiful northface jacket)…and of course tons of FOOD. which made my run on monday pretty darn phenomenal. (dont you just love when overeating carbs pays off?)
Suffice to say, my new headphones are motivating me to workout today and also all of the candy consumed over the past couple days ;)
favorite thing to eat cottage cheese with is FRUIT! strawberries and pineapples are too good to be true with it.
haha beast mode!! I love it.
I like cottage cheese with just about anything mostly fruit and sometimes I eat it all by its lonesome.
Luv What You Do
I love these healthy enchiladas from Bethany Frankle
I use whole wheat or sprouted wraps and my boyfriend never notices the difference.
Motivated to run by my vacation 1 WEEK FROM TODAY (better get off the couch and go for that run) and won’t touch cottage cheese if you paid me : )
Hi Janae! I noticed the first picture you had with the “just run” quote. Run Pretty Far is a small business that opened up not too long ago. I have a few of their items and absolutely love them because they are great quality!
That quote is actually on one of their shirts and it is so cute. You should definitely check it out!
Katherine @ Neon Blonde Runner
WOW you weren’t kidding, that lasagna really does look easy to make!!
In addition to saving money with the banana machine, think of all the wonderful nutrients that you’re getting too :)
Brandi @ Faith Fitness and Laughter
I love they way working out makes me feel! I love to start my day with a great workout.
I love to put sunflower seeds and pineapples in cottage cheese. It’s so yummy!
Have a great day!
Go to allrecipes.com and find the terrific turkey chili recipe. YUM!
Not working out today other than maybe a walk. Ran yesterday.
DO NOT eat cottage cheese.
The Kidless Kronicles
Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud!
I used to love cottage cheese plain but not a fan lately. I may have to try again though, seems like my taste buds change a lot
ANNnnd my motivation for a workout is it has been about a week and… well I ate a lot this weekend :)
I made a veggie stiry fry last night and it was AWESOME! The menu for the rest of the week is as follows:
Two bean soup with kale
Falafel with avocado spread
black bean soup
All are totally awesome for you and you can find the recipes on the Cooking Light website. You are welcome!
Kate @ Chasing It
MMM lasagna is my fave!! love this healthified recipe, thank you! :-D Motivational pics are also always good – today I’m really just craving a workout and can’t WAIT to go get some pool running in, but sometimes I need to look at motivating pics like that to get myself out the door!
The lasagna looks yummy!! Thanks for sharing, I love to try to recipes! :) I can’t believe you are pinterest, I LOVE that site. I will have to start following your pins :)
Shannon @ Mon Amour
Motivational pictures are the best! Heading out for a run in a little!
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
Haha, I posted a picture of lasagna today too and said it’s got to be the most unappetizing thing to photograph. good thing it tastes amazing!
Tasha @ Dine & Dash
is it weird that I’ve never had cottage cheese before?
what was in the pretty yonana creation from yesterday?
If you mix cottage cheese with vanilla extract and a little sweetener it tastes like cheesecake. I wouldn’t lie about something this serious- try it now!
Cat @Breakfast to Bed
I make a super similar recipe for lasagna with grilled eggplant and zucchini instead of noodles.
I don’t think you and your sister look anything alike. Or your identical. Holy cow.
Cottage cheese and pineapple all the way. Or just by itself, I love cottage cheese! My husband used to make fun of me for eating it, then I noticed entire containers were disappearing – turns out he finally tried it and realized he loved it too, but was too embarassed to tell me since he knew I’d give him a hard time after making fun of me for years :)
A good healthy treat that uses cottage cheese, and also happens to resemble lasagna: Bowl of steamed or roasted spaghetti squash, add steamed veggis of chocie, tomatoe/spaghetti sauce, cottage cheese= faux lasagna.
Additional topping choices: /basil, nutritional yeast, parmasean cheese.
That’s like the exact way I do the normal meat lasagna…so basically just meat instead of the veggies. I’ll have to try this healthier version!
Today I was motivated to go hit the TM hard so that I would feel awesome all day and wouldn’t have to workout after work (and let’s face it – it probably wouldn’t have happened). Also motivated by all the awesome treats from Christmas that I want to eat. :)
Love cottage cheese with crackers, on salads, plain, with fruit, with pasta, etc. Steve thinks it’s nasty, but he’ll eat it when I cook with it.
I put cottage cheese together with everything…peanut butter, salsa, cereal, chopped fruit, ketchup…you name it I combine it. I love it!!
Danica @ GirlsThatRun
I love wheat thins and cottage cheese! Especially with the sundried tomato and basil wheat thins. I’m totally stealing the Beast Mode picture for my computer background :)
Rosa - Fitness Food Fulfilled
I love lasagna and that looks super easy to make. Yum!
Love that Beast Mode pic! That totally needs to go up on my exercise room wall as inspiration.
i think i need some of that GF lasagna! Can you make it for me? Then I would totally be in BEAST mode. I need to tell the hubs that phrase! haha
I had lasagna last night made with cottage cheese! Holy yum!! Just caught up on your blog after being out of town, you have the best hubby ever!! A spin bike? What an awesome gift!!
Oh my gosh I need to get on a healthy streak like you! I ate so much dessert during Christmas break…. I’m not able to workout today, but tomorrow I’m running AND going to Total Body Conditioning class! I gotta get back at it!
Yum Lasagna is my very favorite food. You and your sister look gorgeous in that picture. You are both way to freaking pretty. I am jealous.
Love the motivation. Thanks for sharing. :)
Kate @ Run with Kate
You and your sisters look like twins in that picture!
Mmmm, Lasagna! YUM!
I love all of those quotes. I am totally in Boston Marathon BEAST mode! And I love it!
Okay, you HAVE to watch Unbreakable about Western States! IT is AWESOME and totally inspiring. It is great to watch on the treadmill because you want to run 100 miles with them… I just bought the DVD online and watched it last night while running 8 miles. it was AMAZING and totally Janae worthy.
You and your Sissy are so beautiful!!!
My beast mode is definitely back on FULL speed ahead…marathon-training time! I hope you’ve been having a wonderful week!
Wanting to get back to my pre-wedding size is the motivational factor that keeps me hitting the gym early in the morning before work. Getting up to an alarm at 6:30 a.m. is no easy task! I love the way I looked in my wedding dress but I’ve probably put on about 10 pounds since then. Guess that’s what happens when you have to cook to satisfy a man’s appetite all the time :)
I haven’t had cottage cheese is a long time actually! I’m pretty much a purist when it comes to it though, a sprinkle of pepper and fresh shredded hard parmesan cheese.
Maria @ runningcupcake
Over here we get nice ryvita mini crackers that are sweet chilli flavour, or sundried tomato- those dipped in cottage cheese are amazing. Or cottage cheese and salsa on a jacket potato. Yum.
That lasagne looks fab.
Apple butter cottage cheese tastes fab on top of my whole wheat brancakes this morning :D It’s also good as a mayo sub in tuna fish!
I did a yoga class this morning and my motivation was meeting up with one of my girlfriends and chatting at Sbucks after! Love the quotes, BTW…
Motivating me to workout today is the way I’ve been feeling after too much good holiday food and the knowledge of how much better I feel after a workout. Glad you’re loving the Yonanas. Do you mix things in?
My favorite healthy meal lately is quinoa with avocado, dried apricots and a lemon cumin dressing – very tasty.
Lynda @ Hit The Road Jane
Yonanas looks bananas!! I’ve been thinking about getting this lil gadget if only to make me feel less guilty about satisfying my sugar addiction.
Erika - The Teenage Taste
That lasagna looks fabulous! I love that you used cottage cheese for the cheese filling instead of ricotta. Great way to up the protein! :-)
Michelle (The Runner's Plate)
I love your black and white top. Where did you get it?
My break from school/work motivates me since I have ample time to workout.
Karla @ myhighonlife
I am addicted to Pinterest..swoon. I got an 8 mile run in before a ROAD TRIP to CA to watch the Badgers killll Oregon :)
Elizabeth @ reads recipes runs
OOOH YUM! I am going to be posting a lasanga recipe this week too! I just realized i still have some in the freezer… haha.
I needed this beastly reminder, I have 4 miles to do today after work! I am not a huge cottage cheese fan, but I enjoy it in smoothies.
Britt @ Chicago Runner Girl
haven’t had lasagna in ages, looks yummolicious
Where is your striped top from? I’m in love with it!
Janae, I love this motivational quotes/pictures! They are awesome! I definitely want to incorporate these into the inspiration board I’m making for 2012. Where did you find them?
Jess @ Blonde Ponytail
I think I have those very pics pinned! Hello hello! I want you to know I have been reading throughout break, but haven’t had a chance to comment!! Beautiful sisters! That is a well-tweeked recipe–healthy, healthy!
aaah I made myself rest today and bike because my ankle was bothering me (its feeling better!!) but tomorrow when I run I will appreciate it one million times more because nothing gives me the same workout amazing feeling as a run. bike= sweaty, but no runner’s high
Don’t you love Pinterest for motivation (and entertainment!)?
I made the lasagna. It was delicious. Thank u!
I am so so happy you liked it! Have an amazing weekend!
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Finally found your sisters lasagna recipe! I’ve been looking for it and JUST thought to myself ‘I wonder if there is a search bar on Janae’s blog??’ =) Cant wait to try it. I think you should start a recipe board on your Hungry Runner girl Pinterest site with all the recipes you have on your blog! They’d be SO much easier to find that way =)