• Penne With Shrimp and Spinach

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size ½ of recipe
    Calories 410
    Total Fat 10 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Sodium 220 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 47 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Protein 32 g

    Servings and Times

    Servings 2

    Ingredients and Preparation

    Ingredients Measures
    Penne pasta 4 ounces
    Olive oil 1 tablespoon
    Medium or large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined ½ pound
    Garlic cloves, minced 2
    Basil, chopped 2 tablespoons
    Baby spinach 4 cups
    Grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons
    Water to boil pasta
    1. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. When pasta is done, reserve ½ cup of the water and drain the rest.
    2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
    3. Add shrimp and cook for 1 minute. Then, turn shrimp over and add the garlic and basil. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, until shrimp is cooked through.
    4. Add spinach, pasta, and reserved cooking water to the skillet and mix until spinach is just wilted.
    5. Top with Parmesan cheese.

    Exchanges2.5 starches; 3 very lean meats; 0.5 lean meats; 1 fat; 1 vegetable

    Side Suggestions: Baked TomatoesPreheat oven to 375ºF. Slice 1 large tomato in half, horizontally. Place tomato halves, cut side up, in a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle each half with 2 teaspoons chopped parsley, 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese, a dash of salt, and a dash of pepper. Top each half with a ½ teaspoon drizzle of olive oil. Bake for about 25 minutes. Nutrition Info (for ½ of recipe): 28 calories; 4.5 g carbohydrate; 1.5 g protein; 1 g fat (0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 196 mg sodium. Exchanges: 1 vegetable.

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