Eat– for Good Health

My recipe for PENNE WITH BACON, SPINACH, & MUSHROOMS calls for turkey bacon.  You won’t know the difference, and calories are cut to 300.  Want to fit into a teenie-weenie bikini?  The glass is filled with low cal cranberry juice.
Photo below is courtesy of  Wendell Webber:

Penne with Bacon, Spinach & Mushrooms

Ingredients for 6 servings:

1 box (16 oz) penne (either whole wheat or white– some people are allergic to whole wheat)

10 slices turkey bacon (about 1/2 lb)

1 medium onion, halved and sliced thin

1 pkg (8 oz) sliced mushrooms

2 cloves garlic, sliced

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1 pkg (12 oz) fresh baby spinach

Grated Parmesan

Cook pasta according to package directions.  In a (sprayed with oil) large skillet, cook bacon until crisp and brown.  Slice bacon into strips. Remove to paper towels.  If necessary, give the skillet another spray and add onions and mushrooms, cooking until onion is golden.  Add garlic and red pepper flakes, less if you desire.  Add spinach, stirring until wilted.  Drain pasta but save 1 cup of water.  Pour water into the skillet and add the pasta on top.  Spoon the mixture onto a plate and then add bacon and grated Parmesan.


10 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Rachel Goldberg

    I realized my skin gets itchy if I eat whole wheat. Thanks for the info in your book about food allergies, Kathleen.

  2. Kathleen Rowland

    You’re welcome, Rachel. After tossing the idea to include a bit on food allergies with our editor, Stephanie Parent, we decided to include this information. On page 143 of GOLD STANDARD OF THIN, there is more information, but in a nutshell, eight foods account for 90% of food allergies. They are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts such as walnuts and cashews, shellfish, soy, and wheat, most of all whole wheat.

  3. Rachel Goldberg

    I followed your directions with the elimination diet. When I added whole wheat back in, that’s when I knew.

  4. Kathleen Rowland

    Glad it helped. For those who want to try the Elimination Diet, eliminate any suspected food for a week or up to three if symptoms are not gone. Under the radar for allergies are lamb, pears, apples, rice, most vegetables, most beans and legumes (except peanuts) and non-gluten grains such as millet or quinoa. Whole wheat is a gluten grain. Add the suspected food back into your diet and evaluate how you feel.

  5. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Yes, and if you are allergic, you will have itchy skin like Rachel, an upset stomach, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, or asthma. I just got this from page 144!

  6. Kathleen Rowland

    One last thing– if you eat a problem food just once in awhile, you probably won’t get the adverse symptoms. This is Rotation Method– small amounts, no more than every four days. I think this covers it!

  7. Pinky Heatherton

    I’m making the pasta recipe with the turkey bacon tonight– making mine with whole wheat penne! No allergies here.

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