I'm sure you've all heard, numerous times, about the health benefits of leafy greens. They truly are some of the best foods you can eat, and in our home, we love them. When Sobeys approached me about partnering up this month for their Let's Eat Better Together campaign, I jumped at the opportunity. Their Power up with Greens program, that is part of this campaign, is aimed at encouraging Canadians to incorporate more greens into their favourite meals.
The tortellini soup we made tonight is so easy - easy enough for a quick weeknight meal. It uses an entire bag of baby spinach, and you wouldn't know it! Spinach shrinks down a lot when cooked, so it's a great addition to soup; you can add a lot, but it doesn't take up a lot of room.
Easy Tortellini Soup with Spinach
2 T butter
8 cloves of garlic, minced
1 litre regular chicken broth
170 g fresh cheese tortellini (use the Compliments brand with herbs in it for a little extra green!)
14 oz can diced tomatoes
10 oz bag baby spinach (rough chop if desired, but not necessary)
Salt & Pepper (to taste)
Fresh basil, chopped
Heat the butter on low in a pot. Add the garlic, and cook about 1 minute. Add the broth, cover, and bring to a boil. Add the tortellini, cover, and cook about 4-5 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes (including the liquid), and simmer about a minute. Salt and pepper to taste. Add the spinach, and stir well. Let wilt. Once wilted, serve the soup with grated Parmesan cheese and basil.
What kind of greens did you eat today? Are you incorporating greens into any of your meals this weekend?
Full Disclosure: The author has received consideration from Sobeys or Sobeys' media partners in exchange for this content. Sobeys has not reviewed these claims, and is not responsible for the content.