The New Year is ahead of us, and many of us may have goals to eat better – perhaps make more homemade meals at home. Or, perhaps you have a vested interest in trying a CSA this New Year — after all, there are so many wonderful reasons to eat local and buy local, a CSA is a wonderful place to start.
I look forward to picking up produce every week at our local CSA – while many CSA groups require prepayment for the season up front, ours actually runs week to week – which I love!
This recipe for spinach and kale pasta is super simple to throw together – it’s full of flavor in the most simple way.
Grab a half of a head of shredded kale, and a few handfuls of spinach and throw in a skillet with a mixture of oil and butter, and a few cloves of diced garlic. Saute for a few minutes until the greens work their way down in size.
They will wilt considerably – you may even consider tossing in extra greens for added measure.
In a separate pot, break a pack of pasta in half, and toss in boiling water just until cooked. You certainly can add the pasta without breaking in half, but I personally love smaller noodles that are easier to wrap my fork around.
Once you drain the pasta, combine with the sauteed greens, and give it a good stir. Add a handful of fresh parmesan cheese and a few dashes of salt and you have yourself a healthy, meatless meal that’s perfect in a pinch! You can store leftovers in the fridge and take to work the next day for a healthy lunch that will save you money, too!
Don’t you love easy meals that can work double time AND save you money?
Adapted from Taste of Home