This is similar to one of my favorite dishes at Noodles n' Company that my Mom brought me in the hospital after I had my baby and has been my favorite ever since. (by the way that baby is now 20 months old loves this dish)
1 red onion, diced
1-2 Tbs. olive oil
6 (yes... six) cloves garlic, minced
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes (undrained)
3-4 cups fresh spinach
8 oz. penne pasta
1/2 c. feta cheese (more for garnish if desired)
salt & pepper, to taste
Cook pasta in salted water til al dente. Meanwhile in large sauce pan heat olive oil and add garlic and onion. Saute til tender. Add spinach and cook a few minutes til spinach wilts. Add tomatoes and let simmer a couple minutes, stirring, then add your pasta, feta cheese and salt & pepper to taste. Heat through. Enjoy as is, or for some extra protein, top with parmesan chicken....
Desired amount of chicken breasts or tenders (if breasts pound them down first)
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. Italian style bread crumbs
1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese
Pour eggs and bread crumbs into 2 separate shallow bowls. Dip chicken into egg then into the bread crumbs. Place chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet or in a baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.