Healthy Recipe of the Week: Slimming Spaghetti

This recipe is a one-two punch: sneak in some brussels sprouts for your unsuspecting family (or yourself) and enjoy a plateful of pasta, guilt-free.

Slimming Spaghetti

From Oxygen Magazine

Makes 4 servings Prep Time 30 min

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce whole wheat spaghetti
  • Olive oil
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 lb fresh brussels sprouts, rinsed and sliced
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup low-fat Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 lb shrimp, cooked
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, reserving one cup of drained water.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large pan.  Saute garlic fragrant but not brown.  Add brussels sprouts and nutmeg to pan.  Cook until the sprouts become brighter in color, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add reserved cooking liquid from noodles, cheese, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to pan.  Cook for five more minutes over medium heat.
  4. Add drained pasta and shrimp.  Mix to combine and heat through.   Serve.

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 400, Protein: 38g, Carbs: 56g, Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 180mg, Sodium: 350mg

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