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Tuscan Pork and Chickpeas with Spinach

MAKES 6 SERVINGS
PREP TIME: 13 minutes
COOK TIME: 14 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 27 minutes

 

Important Prenatal Benefits

  • Choline, which helps support your baby’s brain development
  • Copper, an important cofactor of enzymes that aid in the development of your baby’s heart, skeletal system, brain, and nervous system
  • Fiber, which helps support digestive health
  • Manganese, which plays a role in metabolism and blood clotting and aids in your baby’s development of organs, bones, and connective tissue
  • Niacin, which aids in normal nervous system function
  • Phosphorus, which is a component of all cell membranes, as well as DNA and RNA, and aids in the development of strong teeth and bones
  • Protein, which helps promote the development of muscles and organs
  • Riboflavin, which aids in tissue function, respiration, and metabolism
  • Selenium, which contributes to a healthy immune system and proper thyroid function
  • Thiamin, which aids in metabolism and allows for normal function of the nervous system and muscles
  • Vitamin A, which helps support your baby’s immune system and aids in cell growth
  • Vitamin B6, a component of several enzymes that aid in protein metabolism
  • Vitamin C, which helps support the immune system and is an important component in the formation of collagen
  • Biotin, which aids in metabolism and helps the body’s cells produce energy
  • Iron, which is a component of hemoglobin and helps support psychomotor and mental development
  • Magnesium, which serves as an important component of more than 300 enzymes in the body
  • Omega-6 fatty acids, which are components of all cells and help support normal development of your baby
  • Pantothenic acid, a component of coenzyme A which aids in obtaining energy from food
  • Vitamin B12, which plays an important role in red blood cell formation and a healthy nervous system
  • Vitamin E, which works as an antioxidant and helps support skin health
  • Zinc, which is an essential component of more than 100 enzymes, is important for your baby’s growth and development
Ingredients  
¼ cup olive oil
½ cup chopped onion
1¼ pounds lemon-garlic marinated pork tenderloin, cut into ½-inch-thick slices
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 ounces) Italian-seasoned tomato sauce
½ teaspoon salt
15 ounces (15 cups) baby spinach
2 tablespoons lemon juice
 

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Scrape the onion to the side.
  2. Add the pork. Cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the chickpeas, tomato sauce, and salt. Stir and bring to a moderate simmer. Cover and cook for 5 minutes
  4. Add the spinach, a large handful at a time, covering the pan between additions. Cook until all the spinach wilts, about 3 minutes total.
  5. Add the lemon juice to the chickpea mixture and stir to combine. Divide the chickpea mixture evenly among six plates and top with the pork.
NUTRITION (Per Serving)  
CALORIES 283.0 cal
FAT 12.0 g
SATURATED FAT 2.0 g
SODIUM 883.7 mg
CARBOHYDRATES 21.5 g
TOTAL SUGARS 3.0 g
DIETARY FIBER 6.8 g
PROTEIN 25.1 g
BIOTIN 3.3 mcg
CALCIUM 74.9 mg
CHLORIDE ----
CHOLESTEROL 61.4 mg
CHOLINE 92.9 mg
CHROMIUM 0.0 mcg
COPPER 0.2 mg
FOLATE 15.4 mcg
IODINE 0.3 mcg
IRON 4.3 mg
MAGNESIUM 39.9 mg
MANGANESE 0.4 mg
NIACIN 6.4 mg
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS 0.1 g
OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS 1.6 g
PANTOTHENIC ACID 0.9 mg
PHOSPHORUS 275.5 mg
POTASSIUM 469.2 mg
RIBOFLAVIN 0.3 mg
SELENIUM 30.1 mcg
THIAMIN 0.9 mg
VITAMIN A 2857.7 IU
VITAMIN B6 1.0 mg
VITAMIN B12 0.5 mcg
VITAMIN C 20.2 mg
VITAMIN D 7.5 IU
VITAMIN E 1.6 mg
VITAMIN K 5.5 mcg
ZINC 2.1 mg