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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 195.6
  • Total Fat: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 509.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.3 g
  • Protein: 16.1 g

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Black beans & Spinach

Submitted by: EBWEIR

Introduction

This is a quick, easy, healthy & lowfat dinner (especially for one). It can also make a great lunch. Just stop by your grocery store on the way home and buy a can of beans and a package of spinach, and you're halfway there! This is a quick, easy, healthy & lowfat dinner (especially for one). It can also make a great lunch. Just stop by your grocery store on the way home and buy a can of beans and a package of spinach, and you're halfway there!
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1/2 can of black beans
    1 package of fresh baby spinach
    dash of salt & pepper (to taste)

Directions

This is as easy as it gets!

1.) Get a large microwave-safe bowl.
2.) Put in a half can of the beans, with fluid.
3.) Toss in the whole bag of spinach.
4.) Cover, put in the microwave, and cook for about 2 minutes.

(Your microwave time may vary. Also, if you don't have a bowl big enough for all the fresh spinach, you can put in half, cook for one minute, then put in the rest and cook for another minute.)

4.) The spinach will have steamed itself in the black bean broth, so stir it all up, add salt and pepper or seasoning of your choice, and then Bon Apetite!

If you need some more protein in your dinner, you can add flavored tofu, or some leftover chicken or ground beef or pork -- or anything!

Also worth noting, esp. for vegetarians -- if you want to absorb the maximum amount of iron from the spinach, add some fresh chopped or canned tomatos -- the vitamin C will help you absorb the iron! (Or, alternatively, have some oranges for dessert!)

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EBWEIR.






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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i made this last night and added a 1/4 cup frozen corn and a 1/4 cup salsa, a chicken boullion cube, cumin & garlic powder. it was SO good! thanks for the idea EBWEIR!!! - 6/17/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved it my first time eating black beans and i already have mad love for spinich I also added tomatoes - 3/23/09

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  • I love black beans and spinich so this should become a staple. I do like the idea of adding tomato; I think it would also benefit from some red onion. - 1/27/10

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  • I added tofu and canned diced tomatoes.
    So good! - 9/8/09

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  • That sounds great and very simple. I can't wait to try it - 3/31/09

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