Spice Level: not hot
This "fast day" variation is inspired by the Greek version of this dish. Cooking each item individually, followed by layers of vegetables in between bechamel, slow baking all the flavours together. Cozy, comforting and tasty.
Follow timing on MANNA package, this time varies by +/- 3 minutes depending on how hot your oven is calibrated and how cold your fridge is. You want to ensure that the internal food temperature reaches about 165°F/74°C, piping hot. Carefully cut desired portions from disposable dish, gently transfer to plate and finish with truffle olive oil.
This moussaka is rich in protein, fibre, Vitamin C, and iron. Nutritional yeast is fortified with B12, a vital nutrient difficult to obtain from vegan and vegetarian diets.
Protein: Combining potatoes & lentils provides all the essential amino acids allowing the body to form proteins necessary for growth and development.
Fibre: Fibre dense lentils, potatoes, and tomatoes feed friendly bacteria in the digestive tract. helping to maintain larger populations.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps prevent damage to cells and helps absorb iron in the intestine. Bell peppers and tomatoes are excellent sources of Vitamin C.
*Daily nutritional values are obtained from the Canada Food Guide and are based on three primary daily meals with intermittent snacking.