High-Protein Spinach Tomato Penne with Poached Egg
When it comes to eating healthy, your best bet is to have the right balance of your macronutrients to get the most bang for your buck. Today, we're sharing with you a well-balanced meal that will fill you up for hours so you won't have pesky cravingsin between meals.
2ounces uncooked whole wheat penne
1tablespoon olive oil
2medium beefsteak or heirloom tomatoes, cored and chopped
1cup loosely packed baby spinach
2tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
1/2 ounce Parmesan, grated
Cook penne according to package directions and drain.
In a large skillet over medium-low heat, heat oil. Add tomatoes; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until tomatoes are very soft and broken down, about 10 minutes. Add spinach, yeast, and paprika. Cook, stirring, until spinach is wilted and mixture is hot. Add penne and basil. Reduce heat to low.
Crack egg into a small bowl or dish, taking care not to break the yolk.
In a small pot, heat 5 inches of water over medium-low heat until it’s simmering. (You should be able to hold your finger in the water about 3 seconds, but no longer.) Add 1 tsp white vinegar (optional). Use a spoon to stir the water into a gentle whirlpool. Carefully slip egg into the whirlpool’s center. Poach 3 minutes, then use a slotted spoon to remove egg.
Top pasta with egg and Parmesan.
NUTRITION PER SERVING
531 calories 24 g fat (6 g saturated) 58 g carbs 9 g sugar 11 g fiber 27 g protein