This turned out to be a fabulous pre-workout meal with just enough carbohydrates and protein.  Plus it wasn't too heavy!  I had this puppy whipped up in about 20 minutes therefore qualifying this dish for the OPM (one pan man) series.

Spicy White Beans

Bring 1 cup chicken broth and quinoa to a boil over medium heat in a small sauce pan.  Once boiling, reduce to low heat and cover, cook for about 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed.

While quinoa is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Once hot add EVOO, garlic, and chili garlic sauce.  Once garlic is fragrant (about 2 minutes) stir in onion and tomato, cooking until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.  Add spinach leaves and cook until wilted.  Then add the remaining chicken broth (1/2 c.), beans and 3 tbsp. of their liquid, and seasonings.  Stir until well combined and reduce to simmer until ready to serve.

Spoon white beans over the quinoa to serve. 


For a vegan modification, substitute veggie broth for chicken.