Eating Healthy is essential to weight loss. There are hundreds of website that offer low fat, low calorie dishes. My favorite website is Spark Recipes ( They offer daily recipes that are healthy, fast and delicious. You can download their ap on your Smartphone and receive daily updates. It makes grocery shopping a breeze!

Here is one of my favorites:

White Beans, Spinach and Tomatoes over Linguine

Preparation: 10 minutes

Minutes to cook: 20

Servings: 6


2 tsp. olive oil

12 oz. whole-grain linguine

1 Tbls. Minced garlic

2 cans (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano (do not drain)

1 can (14.5 oz) white beans (such as Great Northern or navy)

1 package (10-oz.) baby spinach

6 Tbls. Romano or parmesan cheese (grated)


Heat oil in large nonstick skillet.

  1. In a large pot, start boiling water for linguine and get linguine cooked while you continue.
  2. Add garlic to the skillet, and sauté for a minute or so.
  3. Add the tomatoes and beans and bring to a simmer.
  4. Add the spinach, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Spoon toamato/beans/spinach mixture over linguine and sprinkle with cheese.


Nutritional info: (per serving)

Calories: 285

Total fat: 5.1g

Cholesterol: 5.0 mg

Sodium: 201.5 g

Total carbs: 52.7g

Dietary fiber: 10.2

Protein: 13.7g