Just because you are watching what you put in your mouth don’t not mean you have to skip out on the pasta. Using whole grain pasta is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

Fact: When red pepper flakes are used it helps speed up the bodies metabolism along with providing health benefits such as fighting inflammation and preventing blood clots. 


Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Serves: 4


Ingredients:

1/2 lb Whole Wheat Spaghetti

2 tbsp Olive Oil

2 Shallots, chopped

1 Garlic Clove, minced

1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

1/2 cup Reserved Pasta Water

2 oz Parmesan, grated

2 tbsp Parsley


Directions: 

Cook the whole wheat spaghetti according to package directions. While the the spaghetti is cooking in a large skillet add in olive oil and shallots and cook for 4 minutes on a medium heat. Add in garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for an additional minute. 


Drain spaghetti noodles, be sure to reserve a cup of the pasta water. Toss drained spaghetti noodles with the shallots, garlic and red pepper flake mixture. (Be careful as the oil and water droplets will get active.) Slowly add in pasta water one ladle at a time until it is moist and slightly creamy, may not use all the reserved pasta water. Grate parmesan over top, add in parsley and toss once more, then serve and enjoy! 


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