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5 Ingredient spinach parmesan pasta

5 Ingredient spinach parmesan pasta

If you’re in a hurry and can’t afford to waste time cooking an involved meal, this recipe keeps you on track for your hair goals and delivers a flavorful, healthy pasta dish. And who doesn’t love pasta?

The real star here is the spinach. It’s a great addition to this simple meal with a powerful burst of vitamins and minerals that are fantastic for your hair. 

The iron in spinach keeps your blood supply rich and vital as it moves through your body, depositing nutrients where needed. Healthy blood flow is important to your scalp, the fertile ground from where your hair grows. If you have a healthy, well-nourished scalp, then your follicles are able to produce fantastic quality hairs.

In addition to being iron-rich, spinach is loaded with vitamins A and C, these two vitamins pair together to fight free radicals and protect the entire body from damage. 

Working separately, vitamin A is a great moisture-boosting agent while vitamin C gives collagen the strength it needs. All of this means lush and luxurious hair for you.

We’ve focused on spinach because you get so much of it in this meal, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the hair benefits of garlic. While the benefits of garlic are often discussed, their hair-specific properties aren’t. 

So, let’s take a minute to talk about how garlic helps your hair. Anti-microbial properties in garlic kill germs and bacteria that can lead to hair loss. Raw garlic has vitamin C which boosts collagen production for your hair. Selenium helps your body get the nutrients it needs. And garlic cleans follicles, leading to stronger, healthier hair.

And in the time it took to read this, you could be well on your way toward eating an amazing meal that puts your hair health first. Let’s get started.

5 Ingredient spinach parmesan pasta

Ingredients:

8 oz uncooked pasta

3 tbsps butter

2 cloves garlic, minced

5-6 cups packed baby spinach

½ cup grated parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Add pasta to a large pot of boiling salted water and cook until al dente.

Take ½ cup of the pasta water out and set it aside. Drain the pasta. Using the same large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes. 

Return your pasta to the pot and add the spinach.  Throughout the cooking process, slowly add reserved pasta water to revive pasta as it starts to dry. You might not need the entire ½ cup. Gently toss and cook the pasta and spinach until spinach begins to wilt. Stir in ¼ cup parmesan cheese and toss until combined. Season to taste.

Pour pasta into a large bowl, garnish with remaining parmesan cheese and serve.

If you like your pasta meals a little spicier, add a pinch of dried pepper flakes at the same time you add the garlic. This will give it a nice kick and doesn’t add any calories or time to the meal.

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