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Spinach and Bow Ties

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • 2 cups (4oz) uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 2-10oz boxes frozen, chopped spinach
  • 3 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • 2 tablespoons shredded, reduced fat cheddar cheese
Cook pasta according to directions on package. Drain and cool. Microwave spinach on high for 2-3 minutes until thawed. Drain well. Combine drained spinach, cooked pasta and dressing in a casserole dish. Top with shredded cheese and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes.
 
Serves:
4
 
1 Cup of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving
 
Fruit and /or Veggie color(s):
 
Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 209
Total Fat: 7.2g
Saturated Fat: 1.3g
% of Calories from Fat: 31%
% of Calories from Saturated Fat: 5%
Protein: 11g
Carbohydrates: 29g
Cholesterol: 6mg
Dietary Fiber: 6g
Sodium: 259mg
 
Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and fiber, and a good source of potassium.

Recipe was developed for the Produce for Better Health Foundation by Chef Mark Goodwin, CEC, CNC. This recipe meets PBH and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.
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