White beans are full of fiber and protein, both of which help slow digestion and curb blood sugar spikes. Canned beans are both easy to use and inexpensive--a win-win! Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2018

Andrea Kirkland M.S., RD


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine kale, pine nuts, Parmesan, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, water, salt and 1 teaspoon oil in a food processor. Process until nearly smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Set aside.

  • Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly soft, about 2 minutes. Add beans and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Season with pepper.

  • To serve, top the bean mixture with the pesto.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; 11 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 435 mg sodium. 35 g carbohydrates; 11 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 14 g protein;