Did you know that Florentine means served on a bed of spinach? I didn’t! Although in my defense I didn’t start eating spinach until a few years ago. In my quest to lose the baby weight, I’ve been on on the hunt for low calorie but filling dinners.
I found this cookbook on Amazon and it has some great recipes with whole-food ingredients.
I made Chicken Florentine for dinner and it totally won over the entire family! The best part is all the health benefits spinach has to offer. It is rich in protein, calcium, iron, potassium, and vitamins A, C, and E. The recipe also calls for fresh basil which I love! It smells so good.
It even won over my hubs and child who dislike tomatoes.
At 336 calories and 43.2 grams of protein, it’s definitely worth a try!!
1 tsp olive oil
4 four oz boneless, skinless chicken breast
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 tbls fresh basil, chopped
1 tbls fresh oregano, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
2 cups packed baby spinach
4 tsp grated Parmesan cheese
1) In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and brown the chicken on both sides. (About six minutes).
2) Add tomatoes, basil, oregano, garlic, and reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes.
3) Add spinach and recover. Cook for 5 minutes or until spinach is wilted.
4) Top with Parmesan and serve