Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Spinach Lasagna

Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Spinach Lasagna

I tried the great “slow cooker lasagna” experiment last week for my family, thinking that it would be fun to try but not something I would actually do in the future. Scratch that! I’m sold on this Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Spinach Lasagna!

Although I love those cute Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups that I’ve made so many times before. I’m done with that time-intensive method and moving on to this easy one. This slow cooker lasagna took no time at all to put together, especially since it’s meat-free and I didn’t have to cook the noodles in advance. Plus, it came out perfectly moist throughout. No more burnt top or edges or dried out lasagna. Hurrah!

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“Real Food Meets Reality” Menu Plan: January 18-24

"Real Food Meets Reality" Menu Plan

Dinner

Sunday: Cheesy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas*, cooked carrots, pineapple and mango slices

*Cook double the amount of chicken needed for this recipe and use in tomorrow night’s meal.

Monday: Chicken Parmesan Casserole over whole wheat angel hair pasta, green salad with Balsamic Parmesan Dressing, mixed berries

Tuesday: leftover/clean out the fridge night

Wednesday: Breakfast for Dinner: Sweet Potato French Toast*, turkey sausages, Banana Split Power Smoothie

*Cook twice as much sweet potatoes and use in Mac & Cheese recipe on Friday Night

ThursdayWhole Grain Pizza Bread, green peas, grapes

Friday: A Better Mac & Cheese, steamed broccoli (or maybe Roasted Broccoli), pear slices

Saturday: Szechuan Steak Stir-Fry over brown rice, fruit salad

Breakfast Ideas:

Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal

scrambled eggs and whole wheat toast

multi-grain bagels with cream cheese

Snacks:

Small Bites Board

Dark Chocolate Nut Butter Pretzels

Free Printable Menu Planner

Here’s an easy way to get started on saving money and eating healthier–download our free printable menu planner!

menu planner

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Free Printable: Please Knock Sign

Please knock sign

I’d put good money on a bet that the contractor who designed our home did not have kids.

Want to know how I know this?

The doorbell is placed in the same hallway as the kids’ bedrooms. When someone rings our doorbell, it is louder in the bedrooms than it is in the living room or kitchen.

We witnessed first hand the gravity of this mistake when our friendly mail man gave a ring-a-ding about an hour into nap time.

Nooooooooo!

As a result, this little note was promptly placed above our doorbell button. As you can see, it hasn’t been replaced since I put in there a year ago.

Free printable: Please knock sign

My little note to doorbell ringers grew too faded to read and once again, nap time was cut short. It was time for a change.

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