Black Bean Spinach Saute

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Recipe from Gourmet Nutrition: The Cookbook for the Fit Food Love

Prep time – 5 min | Cook time – 6 min | Total time – 11 min

1 large or 2 small servings


  • Olive oil cooking spray

  • 4 cups baby spinach or chopped spinach leaves (tightly packed)

  • 1/4 cup red onion (sliced)

  • 2 tsp fresh garlic (minced)

  • 1/4 tsp chili powder

  • 1/2 cup vine-ripened tomato

  • 1 1/2 cups black beans (cooked or canned, drained, 1 can)

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp pepper


Preheat a non-stick frying pan on medium heat, lightly coat with spray, add half the spinach and saute until wilted. Add the second half, and once it has wilted, add the onion, garlic and chili powder and saute for 2 minutes more. ADd the tomato and black beans and heat until warm. Season with salt and pepper and serve.


For a great post workout meal, serve with Sirloin Skewers. To create a tasty soup, add 1-2 cups of broth along with sauteed chicken breast. To create a tasty wrap, add chicken and low-fat cheese and then wrap in a whole wheat tortilla. You can garnish this dish with low-fat plain yogurt as a great substitute for sour cream. Salsa and guacamole are great additions to this recipe too. You can substitute black beans with kidney beans if you want a little change of pace.


Calories – 416.6/208.3 | Fat (g) – 2.1/1.0 | Carbohydrates (g) – 72.1/36 | Protein (g) – 27.4/13.7

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