Simple Swiss Chard Pasta
 
 
Ingredients
  • 6 oz pasta (I used Tinkyada Brown Rice Spaghetti)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4-5 chard leaves, stems diced, leaves coarsely chopped
  • ½ tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup canned fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup cooked white beans, drained and rinsed
  • Shaved pecorino cheese
  • ¼ cup pine nuts, optional
  • Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chard stems and a pinch of salt. Give them a stir, then add the chard leaves and gently toss until they begin to wilt. Add the balsamic, tomatoes, garlic, white beans, freshly ground pepper and toss.
  3. Once the chard is cooked down, add pasta and remove from heat. Serve with shaved pecorino cheese and pine nuts on top.
Notes
I used quinoa pasta instead and mixed the nuts all together.
Recipe by fitlife.tv at http://fitlife.tv/food-combos-to-get-more-nutrition-out-of-every-meal_original/nutrition/