Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celcius (350 F).
Cook onion, garlic and basil in a saucepan until onions soft. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano and finely chopped carrot. Cook for about 20-30 minutes, until well cooked and it becomes less watery. The less watery the sauce the better your lasagna will hold together later, but don't let the sauce get too dry either or your lasagna won't hold together too well.
In a separate bowl, combine ricotta, mozzarella (or tasty cheese) and parsley. Set aside.
In a food processor finely chop up the fresh mushrooms. Note: Be sure to clean the mushrooms prior to chopping if they require it. You may also thinly slice the mushrooms instead of chopping in a food processor. It depends on your preference and taste.
Cut off both ends of the zucchini, peel and slice lengthwise into strips. These will be used as the layers for your lasagna. If you don't usually eat zucchini, try slicing them fairly thin (about 5mm or less thickness).
Arrange a single layer of zucchini strips in an 8 x 8 inch baking dish to cover the bottom of the dish, or two small baking dishes depending on what you have available.
Spread 1/2 of the ricotta mixture over the zucchinis. Next layer 1/2 of the tomato mixture, then 1/2 of the mushrooms, followed by 1/2 of the spinach. Repeat with zucchini, ricotta, tomato, mushrooms and spinach again. Keep layering the ingredients in the same order until you run out of ingredients. You may run out after only a couple of layers which is fine as it will still cook and taste the same at the end.
Decorate the top with any left over ingredients you may have (zucchini, mushrooms, etc) if you desire. Finish of with parmesan cheese on top. Add as much or as little as you desire.
Bake 30-45 minutes in the over. Season with salt before serving.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (305g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 107 (47%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 11.9g||16 %|
|Saturated Fat 7.2g||36 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.6g|
|Cholesterol 37.4mg||12 %|
|Sodium 290.2mg||10 %|
|Potassium 675.1mg||18 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 13.8g||4 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.8g||11 %|
|Sugars, other 11g|
|Protein 18.4g||26 %|
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Calories per serving: 228
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