• 8 oz whole wheat or chickpea penne pasta
  • 6 slices turkey bacon, diced
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour or cornstarch (optional for thickening)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes (optional for added heat)


  1. Cook Pasta:
    • Cook the penne pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Cook Bacon and Chicken:
    • In a large skillet, cook the diced turkey bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set aside. In the same skillet, add the olive oil and diced chicken. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add Garlic and Spinach:
    • Add the minced garlic to the skillet with the chicken and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add the fresh spinach leaves and cook until wilted.
  4. Prepare Sauce:
    • Pour in the chicken broth and unsweetened almond milk. If desired, whisk in the all-purpose flour or cornstarch to thicken the sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Combine Ingredients:
    • Add the cooked penne pasta, cooked turkey bacon, and grated Parmesan cheese to the skillet. Stir well to combine and coat everything evenly with the sauce. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve the low-point chicken bacon spinach penne hot, garnished with additional grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving, makes about 4 servings):

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Total Fat: 10g
    • Saturated Fat: 2g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Sodium: 550mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 35g
    • Dietary Fiber: 6g
    • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 32g

Note: Nutrition values are approximate and may vary depending on specific ingredients used.

  1. Whole wheat or chickpea penne pasta (8 oz) – Points vary depending on the specific brand and ingredients, approximately -1 points
  2. Turkey bacon (6 slices) – Points vary depending on the specific brand and preparation, approximately -1 points
  3. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 lb) – Points vary depending on the specific preparation, approximately -2 points
  4. Fresh spinach leaves (2 cups) – 0 points
  5. Olive oil (1 tablespoon) – 0points
  6. Garlic, minced (3 cloves) – 0 points
  7. Reduced-sodium chicken broth (1 cup) – 0 points
  8. Unsweetened almond milk (1 cup) – 1 point
  9. All-purpose flour or cornstarch (1 tablespoon) – 1 points
  10. Grated Parmesan cheese (1/4 cup) – 0points
  11. Salt and pepper to taste – 0 points
  12. Red pepper flakes (optional) – 0 points

Adding up the points for all ingredients: