Healthy Mexican Lasagna
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Yield: 12 servings
  • 1-1/2 cups diced red onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable broth
  • ?2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • ¾ cup salsa
  • 2 (16 ounce) packages seitan crumbles/meatless crumbles (I used Trader Joe’s meatless crumbles, but you can also use crumbled tempeh or seitan. If you eat meat, you can also use lean ground beef or turkey.)
  • ?6 (7 inch) low carb tortillas* (I cut them into quarters to make them easier to layer.)
  • 8 ounces cheese, shredded**
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with aluminum foil and grease (or don’t use aluminum foil and just grease very well) and set aside.
  2. Heat a large greased skillet over medium high heat. Add the red onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about five minutes. Add garlic and cook for a few more minutes, until the mixture becomes brown. Add veggie broth, chili powder, cumin, salsa. Thoroughly stir in meatless crumbles. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is completely warm and starting to brown. In the prepared baking dish, layer the ingredients like this: tortillas, salsa mixture, cheese, tortilla, salsa mixture, cheese. Bake in the oven at 400°F for about 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden. Devour.
*I used low carb tortillas from La Tortilla Factory. Grain free/paleo tortillas do exist, so feel free to use those to make this recipe grain free/paleo friendly.
**In terms of the cheese, I actually love using light string cheese. The measurement is conveniently done for you, you can't beat the calorie count, and Trader Joe's makes this awesome organic light string cheese, so it's pretty healthy. And it's also delicious. However, if you don't want to use string cheese for any reason (which I totally respect), then feel free to use six ounces of your shredded cheese of choice. Vegan cheese would also work beautifully here to make the recipe vegan friendly.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving (1/12 recipe) Calories: 130 Net Carbs: 5g Protein: 18g
Recipe by Foodie Fiasco at