Skillet Gnocchi with Chard and White Beans

Low Cholesterol Eating at Its Best!

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Healthy Recipe of the Month (EatingWell.com)

 Ingredients

  • 2 TBSP plus 1 TSP extra-virgin olive oil.
  • 1 16oz package of shelf-stable gnocchi
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced.
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 cups chopped chard leaves or spinach.
  • 1 15oz can diced tomato with Italian seasoning.
  • 1 15oz can white beans
  • 1/4 TSP ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese.
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese.

Preparation

  1. Heat 1 TBSP oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add gnocchi and cook, stirring often, until plumped and starting to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to bowl.
  2. Add remaining 1 TSP oil and onion to the pan and cook, stirring, over medium heat, for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic and water. Cover and cook until the onion is soft, 4 to 6 minutes. Add chard (or spinach) and cook, stirring, until starting to wilt, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, beans and pepper and bring to a simmer. Stir in the gnocchi and sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan. Cover and cook until the cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling, about 3 minutes.

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Nutrition

Per serving: 325 calories; 7g fat (2g sat, 3g mono);  8mg cholesterol; 55g carbohydrates; 14g protein; 6g fiber; 616mg sodium; 360mg potassium.

Bonus: Vitamin A (50% daily value), Vitamin C (40% daily value), Calcium and Iron (19% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat

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Provided by Kendall Taylor of the Valley Schools Employee Benefits Trust (VSEBT) in their September 2015 Wellstyles Monthly Newsletter.

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