Lasagna couldn’t get easier than putting it in the slow cooker. Perfect when you come home from work to enjoy a hot meal with your family. Try adding other greens or cooked vegetables for a twist of flavours.
8 oz (227 g) extra lean ground beef or turkey
1 onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp (10 mL) dried oregano
1/4 tsp (1 mL) hot pepper flakes
1 jar (700 mL) tomato passata (strained tomatoes)
1 cup (250 mL) water
10 whole wheat lasagna noodles
1 tub (500 g) 1% cottage cheese or ricotta
1 pkg (5 oz/142 g) baby spinach, chopped
1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh basil or parsley
2 tbsp (30 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded part skim mozzarella
Bone is a living tissue, that is constantly renewing and repairing itself from everyday wear and tear. However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age. Try out our calcium calculator to see if you are getting enough in your daily diet.
* The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.
Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.