Chicken and Spinach Pasta Recipe in CI Kitchen


Kristina Adams, director of Weight Managament and Wellness at Sarah Bush Lincoln is back in the CI Kitchen with a dish perfect now that the kids are back to school.

Sarah Bush Lincoln Weight Management program offers multiple options for helping you lose weight. They not only offer the HMR weight loss program to help patients but also options for individual nutritional counseling, consulting packages and even options to meet with a doctor for possible weight loss medication. This comprehensive weight-loss program provides guidance and support from experts in the field of obesity to help prepare patients for a lifetime of healthier living. Sarah Bush Lincoln Weight Management Program also offers FREE cooking demonstrations to help patients work on lifestyle changes to better help them in keeping off lost weight. The cooking demonstrations are held in the Center for Healthy Living and incorporate healthy foods, healthy cooking techniques and simple, inexpensive recipes.  Attendees also get to taste all of the recipes demonstrated!  

Next demo is Monday, August 20th at 5:30pm – Back to School recipes
A good meal or snack should be a balance of nutrients from protein, carbs, good fats, vitamins/minerals or other nutrients – less from sugar and unhealthy fats.

•    get kids involved – mixing, stirring, measuring, chopping (supervised)
•    stay natural with ingredients, try not to get too many processed foods
(whole fruit/vegetables, all natural juice, water, regular milk, whole grain, baked)
•    make it fun – try different types of breads, different shapes or even different fillings for sandwiches; include different dips and foods to dunk
•    choose fun containers to pack foods in that are insulated and a thermos that is insulated as well; reusable containers 

Chicken and Spinach Pasta
Makes: 4 servings

1/4 c. oil-packed sun dried tomato halves
2-1/2 c. hot cooked bow tie pasta
1 c.  precooked , chopped chicken breast
1/2 c. light Italian dressing
1/4 cup or more shredded Parmesan cheese
1-10 oz pkg. fresh leaf spinach

Drain tomatoes in colander over bowl, reserving 1 T. of the oil. Combine tomatoes, dressing and pasta. Add rest of ingredients and toss well. Serve

Nutrition Information: Serving size: 4
Per Serving: Calories 201; Fat 10g; Fiber 2.2g; Carbohydrates 17.9g; Protein 9.7g; Cholesterol 72mg; Sugars 2g; Sodium 18.9mg

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