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Spinach with Garbanzo Beans Recipe


Servings 2

Ingredients:

1 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil

2 cloves of garlic

1/4 onion, diced

10 oz of frozen spinach or fresh ones

1/2 can of garbanzos beans

1/4 teaspoon of cumin

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1. Heat the olive oil over¬† medium heat. Add the garlic and onion into oil and cook for about 3-5 minutes. Stir is spinach, beans, cumin and salt. Cook until thoroughly heated.Enjoy ūüôā

Nutritional information:

calories per serving: 169

Garbanzo beans or  chickpeas, are members of the legume family.  Garbanzo beans provide a great source of protein that is essential for energy, muscle development, and proper functioning of organs and hormones. Because they are good sources of protein, fiber and many minerals, but  a low fat content, garbanzo beans are healthy, filling additions to your diet.Garbanzo beans contain 269 calories per cup when home-cooked, and 286 per cup if canned. Whether used whole or pureed, fresh or canned, garbanzo beans provide a number of nutrients essential for your body.

Spinach  offers a variety of key nutrients. Like iron, vitamin C that contributes to the healthy production of collagen for maintain healthy teeth,skin,bones and blood vessels also helps body fight infections,folate that contributes to the growth and health of your cells, beta-carotene gives you the ability to produce vitamin A, and vitamin K that also helps protect the bones health. One cup of cooked spinach has only 41 calories.
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