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Lunch On the Go: Whole Wheat Penne with Kale and Bean Salad
I often have to leave my house and go to school for 12 hours at a time. I imagine I am not the only one who isn’t able to have a leisurely freshly-made lunch every day. However, I refuse to sacrifice eating healthy, tasty food. Food is often the highlight of my day, and let’s be honest, a stressful day gets a whole lot better when you whip out a zesty, satisfying meal, even if it’s amidst piles of books or computers or wherever your workweek takes you.
Anyhow, this is a great meal to make while you’re running around getting ready for the day. Pasta is simple, steaming the kale is quick, and opening cans and stirring some beans together is easy. I used Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Penne (whole wheat is much more nutritious than white, and it also tastes just as good), organic kale, canned corn and black beans, and frozen peas. Both of these dishes save well, just throw them in a container and you are ready to go!
Whole wheat pasta
Canned corn (or fresh if you are awesome)
Canned black beans
Olive oil & balsamic vinegar
Nutritional Yeast, salt, pepper
Boil a pot of water and cook the pasta
Put chopped kale in a pan with a little water and olive oil, cover
Steam kale until cooked, remove lid and add lemon juice, salt and pepper
Mix black beans, peas and corn together in a container and squeeze on lemon juice
Toss your cooked pasta with olive oil, vinegar and nutritional yeast in a container
Add your kale to the pasta or put in a separate container
Put a lemon slice in with your food for a little extra flavor if needed