Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Sauteed Spinach and Garlic


After a very lengthy and very necessary break I'm back and ready to go! First on the menu? What else but whole wheat spaghetti with sauteed spinach and garlic.
Like many, I love any dish that requires minimal effort, minimal time in the kitchen and is packed with nutrition. In one plate you get vitamins, iron, and protein from the spinach and all our favorite antibacterial/antiviral/anti-inflammatory benefits from the garlic. 
This is a great little meal to make for a quick week night bite and also a nice option for those looking to pack a healthy lunch.

Ingredients:
Whole wheat spaghetti (1/2 to 1 cup)
2.5 cups fresh spinach
1 garlic clove
squeeze of lemon
parmesan cheese
oregano, salt, pepper to taste

Directions:
Cook the spaghetti as instructed.  In a medium size frying pan drizzle a touch of olive oil and turn the heat on medium.  Slice the garlic clove and place it in the pan with olive oil. Let the garlic sit stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes. Once the garlic is browned, add the spinach and sauté with the garlic, about 2 minutes.
Drain the pasta and combine with the spinach and garlic. Squeeze lemon on top of the pasta and top with a little parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.  Lastly, add your favorite herbs to taste. I love oregano so that's what I chose.  If you like a little heat adding crushed red peppers to this dish is a good idea:)

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