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Try this delicious recipe that incorporates vegetables and carbohydrates into your meal plan.
Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain and place in large mixing bowl. In a blender, add olive oil, garlic, spinach, basil, parmesan cheese and chicken broth. Mix well until leaves are blended. Pour sauce over pasta. Mix until pasta is well coated. Add beans and red bell pepper. Lightly toss and serve.
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe. 360 calories, 6 grams fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 330 milligrams sodium, 5 milligrams cholesterol, 62 grams carbohydrate, 8 grams fiber, 16 grams protein.
Fruit: 0; vegetables: 1; meat: 0; milk: 0; fat: 1; carbohydrate: 4; other: 0.
Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange. Exchanges are rounded up or down equal to whole numbers.
Recipe courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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