Spinach and White Beans: A Healthy and Filling Alternative to Potatoes

Trying to find a filling side beyond potatoes and rice can be challenging, not to mention time consuming. Try this easy, healthy, alternative instead.

2 tsps Olive Oil

1 T Minced garlic

1 Can White Kidney Beans

1 Bag  Fresh Baby Spinach



Heat 2 tsps olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for 2 min being careful not to let it burn. Add one can of rinsed white beans and a handful of salt  and several grinds of black pepper ( you need to get the flavor into the beans before you add the spinach).  Cook the beans with the garlic over medium heat for about 3 minutes to infuse flavor. Add 1 bag of baby spinach stirring until all spinach is wilted, put the lid on to steam and heat through, about 2 min on low-med. (this prevents the need to add more oil, the water from the beans will steam and heat the spinach). Add salt and pepper to taste.

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