02 May 2011

Whole Wheat Pasta w/White Beans & Spinach

celebrating daddy's birthday this weekend
 Healthy Recipe for the week:

All You magazine, May 2011


1 lb whole wheat Penne pasta
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 15 oz. can white beans drained and rinsed
10 oz bag baby spinach (5 cups)
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth


1. Bring pot of salted water to boil, add pasta and cook until al dente
2. Warm 1 tbsp oil in a small skillet over medium heat and bread crumbs, and 1/4 tsp salt and cook stirring occasionally, until toasted about 5 min.  transfer to small bowl.
3. Warm remained 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 secs.  stir in beans, spinach and broth and bring to a boil
Lower heat and simmer until spinach has wilted 2-3 min.
4. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water.  Add pasta to sauce, stirring in reserved pasta cooking water, 1 tbsp at a time, to reach desired consistency.  season with salt.  divide among 6 bowls and sprinkle each portion with bread crumbs.  (I will do this to 4 bowls, and save the extra for lunch for John the next day).

John's birthday is tomorrow!!!

This meal will start off my week and also hopefully inspire me to work out each day and get back on track with good eating and daily workouts!  Have a blessed Monday!


  1. Sounds yummy and healthy! Was it a hit? xoxo C

  2. Sounds fabulous! I'll be trying this recipe out for sure... thanks for sharing!



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