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  • Spinach, Beans and Whole Wheat Pasta

  • Ingredients:

    • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 clove of garlic, pressed
    • 1/2 cup cannellini bean (drained and rinsed well) (or 2 cups fresh baby spinach)
    • 1/2 cup of diced  tomatoes
    • 2 ounces (dry weight)  whole wheat pasta

    Optional: Fresh herbs, (rosemary, basil and thyme) salt and pepper


    Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Heat the olive oil over low heat. Add the pressed garlic and stir to combine. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir the drained, rinsed cannellini beans into the oil and garlic. Turn the heat up to medium-high and stir in the defrosted, drained spinach. Season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high 8 to 10 minutes, stirring often. Stir in chopped fresh herbs as desired. Stir in the canned tomatoes. Heat until heated through. Toss with cooked whole-wheat pasta and serve.

    Per serving:

    • 600 calories
    • 3 vegetables (2 spinach, 1 tomato)
    • 2 starches (1 whole wheat pasta, 1 cannelli beans)

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    Try it out: Select Mary's Meals are served daily in The Miriam Hospital cafeteria.