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30 minutes
4 servings
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dairy-free
(?)
Has dairy from:
parmesan cheese
gluten-free
(?)
Has gluten from:
penne (dry)
kid friendly
has meat
has pasta
(?)
Has pasta from:
penne (dry)
has seafood
mediterranean
vegan
(?)
Not vegan due to:
penne (dry)
parmesan cheese
vegetarian
pescetarian
paleo
(?)
Not paleo due to:
penne (dry)
parmesan cheese
This recipe has no customizations.
 
Nutrition to Balance
This recipe has Fiber as 87.7% (as a percentage of RDA).
 
You'll likely need to take this into account today to balance out your diet.
 
Nutrition Rating Details
Here are the percentages used to determine the nutritional rating for this recipe:
• Calcium: 0.3% of RDA
• Calories: 49.2% of RDA
• Carbs: 62.2% of RDA
• Fat (total lipid): 38.2% of RDA
• Fiber: 87.7% of RDA
• Fructose: 0.1% of RDA
• Protein: 25.8% of RDA
• Sodium: 31.2% of RDA
• Sugar: 3.1% of RDA
• Vitamin A (IU): 113% of RDA
• Vitamin B6: 27.5% of RDA
• Vitamin C: 12.0% of RDA
• Iron: 4.9% of RDA
• Magnesium: 92.6% of RDA
• Manganese: 56.0% of RDA
• Niacin: 34.2% of RDA
• Potassium: 26.2% of RDA
• Zinc: 38.7% of RDA
If any nutritional component is greater than 75% of RDA (or any vitamin/mineral is greater than 600% of RDA), the recipe gets a “Nutrition to Balance” rating.
Whether this matters for your diet depends mostly on what other foods you consume today.
 
INGREDIENTS
Amount
Measure
Ingredient
 
1
box
8 ounce box.
 
1
cup
grated.
 
1/2
cups
 
4
cups
 
2
cloves
minced.
 
 
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PREPARATION
1.
Prepare the pasta according to the directions on the package.
2.
In a large frying pan, add the spinach and minced garlic. Cook until the spinach has wilted and the garlic is fragrant.
3.
Divide the pasta among 4 bowls/plates. Top with wilted spinach and garlic and sprinkle with desired amount of parmesan. Add pine nuts and serve immediately.
 
THIS RECIPE CAN BE CUSTOMIZED
1.
Make it Gluten Free!
 
A gluten-free variant of this recipe can be made. Just substitute gluten-free penne (dry) for penne (dry).
2.
Make it Wheat Free!
 
A wheat-free variant of this recipe can be made. Just substitute gluten-free penne (dry) for penne (dry).
 
NUTRITION
This recipe has the following nutrient totals:
Calories 984
Protein 29.1 g
Carbohydrates 171 g
Iron 0.93 mg
Fiber 24.6 g
Calcium 2.75 mg
(plus many more nutrients)
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