Brain-Boosting Shrimp and Spinach Stir Fry

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 lbs extra large shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 cups cooked whole wheat spaghetti
  • 5 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp unsalted peanuts

Directions

In a large, non-stick skillet, heat the oil and stir in pepper flakes. Cook for 30 seconds. Add the shrimp and cook until just turning pink, about 2 -3 minutes.

Stir in the garlic and let cook for 30 seconds. Then, toss in the spaghetti and spinach.

Let it all cook together for 1-2 minutes until heated through; barely cook the spinach.

Season with salt, pepper and soy sauce. Top with the peanuts (chopped or crushed).