the lunch options in the Garment District these days, so I’ve started bringing my lunch. They’ve been consisting of a grain, protein (in the form of a bean) and veggies. Interestingly enough, I’m not alone – Healthy. Happy. Life. recently posted a recipe using similar ingredients. I may swap the pasta out for brown rice or quinoa, either way, it looks pretty simple, delicious and I’m excited to try it!
Spinach/Cannellini Pasta Power Lunch
makes about 4-5 servings
12 oz. curly rainbow veggie pasta
3-4 cups frozen spinach, chopped
15 oz. can of cannellini beans, drained
3/4 cup pasta sauce or veggie puree
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
garnish: red pepper flakes
1. Boil salted water. Add pasta.
2. Two minutes before pasta is done, toss in the beans.
3. Drain water.
4. Fold in greens – toss well until heated/wilted.
5. Add in additional ingredients & garnish with red pepper flakes
Photo: Healthy. Happy. Life.