Control portions with spinach, onion pasta dish

Portion control is a huge part of eating healthy. Adjust the ingredient amounts depending on the number of people you are cooking for. Add in mushrooms, bell peppers or any other vegetables you prefer to bump the health benefits of this dish.

Serves 1


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 cup red onions, coarsely chopped

Sea salt

2 ounces uncooked pasta of choice

1/2 cup thick, Greek-style yogurt

1 cup spinach

1/4 cup Feta cheese, coarsely chopped

Start by heating olive oil in a pan on medium heat. Add onions and season lightly with salt. Cook onions for 15-20 minutes until they are soft and have a brown color.

While onions cook, bring a pot of water to a boil. Season water with salt and add pasta. Cook according to package directions, strain pasta, and reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Return pasta to the pot.

Combine yogurt and half of reserved pasta water, adjusting to preferred thickness. Pour yogurt sauce over pasta, adding caramelized onions, spinach, and cheese. Mix and serve when spinach wilts slightly.