White bean, spinach and goat cheese lasagna

Hey hey hey πŸ˜€ How are you? Hope you’re having a glorious afternoon/night.

I was so thankful that a work friend could cover the morning part of my shift today- I busted out my productivity pants!

I ran errands

wrote two blog posts

took care of finances/bills/blah

curled my hair


and made a new recipe before going to work πŸ™‚ This day is winner.


That ,my friends, is White bean, Spinach and Goat cheese lasagna before its trip to the oven. [gluten-free, vegetarian and easily vegan-able]

Some ingredients:


+ 2 servings of soft goat cheese

-3/4 C shredded goat gouda (Vegan? Use Daiya instead of both goat cheeses)


-half a container of organic spinach

-juice of half a lemon

-cayenne, sea salt, pepper, garlic

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 and boil 8 lasagna noodles so that they’re slightly undercooked. Pat dry.

2. In a pan on medium heat, sautΓ© the chopped shallot and 2 cloves of minced garlic in olive oil and a little butter until soft.


Wilt in the spinach, add the beans (drained and rinsed) and season well with sea salt, pepper, the lemon juice and a pinch of cayenne.


3. Next, layer the lasagna!

Sauce on the bottom, covered by 3 noodles:

lasagna (2)

Then 1 serving of crumbled goat cheese, 1/2 of the bean mixture:

lasagna (3)

2 noodles, sauce and shredded goat cheese:

lasagna (4)

Top with the other half of bean mixture, crumbled goat cheese, 3 noodles, sauce and shredded goat cheese.


Bake for 30 minutes covered in foil, 15 minutes uncovered.

Feast πŸ™‚

I’m so excited to have that waiting for me when I get home from Zumba tonight πŸ™‚

Off to shake it πŸ˜‰



What did you ninja-check off your to-do list today? Do your productivity pants look like mine? [black lululemon πŸ˜‰ ]

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  1. Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles on June 23, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Mmm, looks great! Lasagna is such a comforting meal with all that cheese and those noodles!

  2. Natalie @ Will Jog For Food on June 23, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    My productivity pants are my comfy jeans! I can’t get comfy if they are too tight, hehe πŸ™‚

    I want that lasagna!

  3. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey on June 23, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    That lasagna looks so so good! I’m loving it.

  4. Cait @ Beyond Bananas on June 23, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    holla for being productive.. AND giving us a great recipe!

  5. Lisa on June 23, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I made lasagna tonight too! I was pretty productive today at work, then did kettlebell workout, errands, picked up kids, etc.

  6. Ali (urbanfruitbat) on June 23, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    This looks amazing! I have never thought to add beans to lasagna before! So smart. And your hair looks so good curly! I have major hair envy, I have maybe a quarter the thickness that you do!

  7. Sonia the Mexigarian on June 23, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Yay productivity pants!! It always feels good to get things done. πŸ˜€ And that lasagna looks great. C. an’t wait to hear how it comes out.

  8. Kris | iheartwellness.com on June 23, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Yum! This recipe is book marked. I have yet to have goat gouda….is it mild???


    • Fitnessista on June 24, 2011 at 11:01 am

      yep.. my fave πŸ™‚

  9. Stephanie on June 23, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I’ve never thought of putting beans in lasagne! Beans are a miracle food. I’m always surprised by how many different ways they can be used.

  10. Amber, Blonde & Balanced on June 23, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Holy moly! That lasagna looks delish! I’ve only ever had the basic (tomato, meat, mozz cheese) kind! I never even thought of mixing it up! Love.

    Today musta been the day for Productivity! I just got back from my honeymoon on Sunday (wahhh) and finally kicked myself into gear and got SO much done today! It feels great. Now for wine. πŸ™‚

  11. Allison @ Food for Healing on June 23, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Ooo that looks delish!
    my productivity pants were in the wash today haha better put them on soon so i get a few things done this weekend

  12. Maren on June 23, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Close! Black Target πŸ˜‰ I totally ninja-kicked my list! I worked out, cleaned the bathroom from top to bottom, including scrubbing the floor! Swept and scrubbed the kitchen floor, did two loads of laundry…all before work! Then I worked all day and came home, did more laundry, and now I’m enjoying a glass of wine πŸ™‚

  13. Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic on June 23, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I need to borrow your productivity pants! I was just lamenting that I didn’t do a very good job of getting my act together tonight. That lasagna looks delicious. I’m adding it to my “to-try” list.

  14. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on June 23, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Your hair looks great!

    And so does that lasagna. White beans and spinach, mmm good!

    What did I cross off my list, wrote 3 blog posts (one was a giveaway), groc shopped, took care of 4 year old, worked out, cooked, cleaned, laundry, and I still have a 7 hour work day ahead of me πŸ™‚

  15. Holly @ Pink Runner on June 23, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Ooooh that lasagna looks really good!! I am really becoming obsessed with your blog! I think you are great πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on June 24, 2011 at 11:00 am

      thank you! πŸ™‚

  16. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) on June 23, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Mine are totally spandex. No question.

    That lasagna looks delish! I would leave out the beans though bc I’m not a fan, personally..

  17. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on June 23, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    That lasagna looks AMAZING!!! I was pretty productive today, too! Did some food shopping and then baked for my mom’s book club!

  18. Lonnie on June 23, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    My lululemon pants were grey today.. πŸ™‚
    I finally got a new blender today. My old one would not even blend banana anymore. so sad. For me, the new blender is very productive…. green smoothies!!

  19. @ThisLittleLambe on June 23, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    THAT lasagne looks AMAZING. I can’t wait to make it! Thanks for posting.

    PS: My best friend is 10 weeks pregnant and we are both reading your family posts religiously. Loved the fashion post today especially. You look fantastic momma!

  20. Cait @ Urban Fencepost on June 23, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I’m wearing my black lululemon ninja pants right now! I was productive at work, but personally not too productive today besides working out and writing a blog post!

  21. Lindsey on June 23, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I did two blog posts (one for tonight, one for tomorrow), meal planning, a grocery list and your Summer Shape Up and now some blog reading πŸ™‚

    That lasagna looks yummy!

  22. Chelsea @ Chelsea's Health on June 23, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Your hair looks great, I wish I could get mine to do that! My productivity today included working 8 hours, 3 blog posts, doing some banking, a haircut, and running errands! I am very new to blogging but I love it! Your blog was one of my inspirations to start,

  23. Steph @ A Life without Ice Cream on June 23, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I think “productivity pants” may be my new favourite saying! Lately I’ve been all about “pulling up your big girl pants and just doing it.” πŸ˜›

    Great post!

  24. Julie (A Case of the Runs) on June 23, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Looks good! I have been crazy going through nagging lists of things to do lately… going to do a post about it at some point (sounds like THAT is a list-item, too).

    Love the hair… jealous because my hair is stick straight and hard to curl (I use an ionic straightener).

  25. Lindsay on June 23, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    My productivity pants are yoga leggings from VS… lululemon some day for sure though! I checked off my yearly dr’s apt, took an awesome barre sculpt class, got a job interview for Tuesday (yay!) and started working on my thesis πŸ™‚

  26. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' on June 23, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I’ve been thinking about making lasagna lately! This one looks delicious! (especially thanks to all that goat cheese… YUM!!)

    I had a huge illustration deadline today, and it was such a relief to check that off my list! Too bad I have another big deadline tomorrow… but then it’s Friday, so it’s all good. πŸ˜‰

  27. Namaste Gurl on June 23, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Oh my goodness, that lasagna looks heavenly. I would be SO excited as well if I had that baby waiting for me πŸ™‚ You really know your stuff- and you always make it look so easy!

    Enjoy! πŸ™‚

  28. suzi on June 23, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    if your black lululemons are wunder unders then yes! πŸ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on June 24, 2011 at 10:59 am

      yesterday they were groove crops πŸ™‚

  29. Gina @ Running to the kitchen on June 23, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Nike tempo shorts for me.
    Holy yum to that lasagna!

  30. Amanda @ The Beauty Notebooks on June 24, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Way to go for being productive! Love the curlies btw : ) I need to get some goat cheese at my local farmer’s market…lasagna would taste amazing with it!

  31. Meghan Doll on June 24, 2011 at 12:35 am

    I WAS PRODUCTIVE TODAY TOO! Yay us πŸ™‚ The lasagna looks scrumptious and your hair looks beautiful!

  32. mi-an on June 24, 2011 at 12:47 am

    i made some delish mung bean dal today and added in some potatoes…oh it turned out so good. it was one of those random cooking nights too…then i also made some delish brussel sprouts with lots of garlic and white onion seasoned with s&p and some balsamic vinegar…too good. πŸ™‚ good nite!

    • Fitnessista on June 24, 2011 at 10:59 am

      that sounds LOVELY

  33. Paige McDonald on June 24, 2011 at 2:11 am

    that lasagna looks amazing! but i was wondering why you love lululemon so much. how are those pants different from other yoga pants..is there a difference?

    • Fitnessista on June 24, 2011 at 10:58 am

      the quality is fantastic.. and they make your booty look very nice πŸ™‚

      • Paige McDonald on June 24, 2011 at 12:21 pm

        hahaha! that sounds like something i need! πŸ™‚

  34. Jo on June 24, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Thanks so much for the vegan how-to!! Looks yum!!

  35. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on June 24, 2011 at 7:56 am

    That lasagna looks amazing! And I love that you threw some beans in there for some extra protein. Can’t wait to try this!

    Yesterday was such a productive day for me too! I wrote a blog post, responded to emails, picked out my courses for next semester, and made homemade linguine. And then crashed in bed with a pasta food baby. πŸ˜‰

  36. Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me on June 24, 2011 at 8:37 am

    ooo how do you curl your hair like that? It looks so good!

  37. Morgan @ Operation Hot Mama on June 24, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Please share your hair curling technique/tools!!!!

    • Fitnessista on June 24, 2011 at 10:58 am

      i’m going to make a video one of these weekends

  38. OntarioGirl on June 24, 2011 at 8:38 am

    That looks so yummy. Hello Sunday night dinner! πŸ˜‰ My fiance is a major meat lover but he also lives for goat cheese so I think he will love this πŸ™‚ What size dish is that you’re using? Would it work if I use a 9×13 casserole dish? That dish looks smaller.

    • Fitnessista on June 24, 2011 at 10:57 am

      i used a loaf pan since it was just the 2 of us πŸ™‚

      • OntarioGirl on June 24, 2011 at 11:57 am

        Ok I’ll use a smaller dish as well πŸ™‚ Also wanted to let you know that after reading your blog for over 2 years you’ve inspired me to start my own just for fun. You’re awesome!

        • Fitnessista on June 24, 2011 at 12:12 pm

          yay! congrats on the new blog πŸ™‚

  39. Mo on June 24, 2011 at 8:47 am

    My “ninja kick” pants are the holiest jeans I own. So full of holes, I have to wear leggings under them! I finally took out my king size bed frame/headboard and got it downstairs. We lowered the box spring and the mattress to the floor so my 14 year old puppy can get up on the bed – he was having a hard time making the jump. And who knows – I’m getting older, so I’m sure I’ll appreciate a lower bed too! Take care – your dinner looks fabulous – you’ll have to share the verdict! Enjoy your Friday and have a fantastic weekend. Mo

  40. Yolie @ Practising Wellness on June 24, 2011 at 10:28 am

    man, i wish my productivity pants were lululemon, lol! πŸ˜› if only…when will they come to England?!?! The lasagna looks glorious…goats cheese is my new love, thanks to you for planting the seed and denting my wallet πŸ˜‰ (you’re forgiven) I’ve been putting melted goats cheese on everything lately (within reason, lol!), and remember when you posted about jumping for joy when you found some of the sliced stuff in a supermarket…I was the same! Definitely a normal thing to get excited about πŸ˜‰ xyx

  41. Ashley on June 24, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I love that GF pasta brand!!!!! Chris does too…win win πŸ™‚

  42. kim on June 24, 2011 at 10:53 am

    This is RANDOM but i love that t-shirt- does it have a “seam” in the back?
    Where is it from? I can’t find cute tshirts! thank you

    • Fitnessista on June 24, 2011 at 10:57 am

      it’s from lululemon- super comfy, i have 2

      • kim on June 24, 2011 at 11:07 am

        thank you! πŸ™‚

  43. Jess on June 24, 2011 at 11:21 am

    I’m not a huge fan of goat cheese but this looks amazing! What kind of cheese would have the same consistency of that cheese?

    • Fitnessista on June 24, 2011 at 11:24 am

      feta would work for the crumbled cheese and any shredded cheese for the shredded gouda

  44. Deb on June 24, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Wow! That sure looks delicious! You might wanna try the Himalayan pink salt from Sustainable Sourcing (here’s their website https://secure.sustainablesourcing.com ). Plus they make it in a gluten-free (no cross contamination) facility which is even better IMHO!!

  45. Krysten on June 30, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I tried this tonight- so delicious! I didn’t have shredded goat cheese, only crumbled, so I used that throughout and on top instead. I’ll definitely be making it again.

    • Fitnessista on June 30, 2011 at 11:20 pm

      yay i’m glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  46. Kirby on July 11, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I made this tonight – SO good! I don’t normally like lasagna but this was such a yummy lightened-up version. Thanks!!

    • Fitnessista on July 11, 2011 at 10:09 pm

      yay! glad you were a fan πŸ™‚

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