Sauteed Garlic Spinach

This garlicky and a bit spicy spinach dish is an easy quickie and only calls for a few ingredients.  Spinach is a very versatile green that is high in vitamins A and C; it also contains a substantial amount of magnesium.  Try pairing this dish with our spiced whipped yams.  This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, paleo-friendly and ideal for meal prep.

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes |Yield: Serves 5 | Serving Size: 3.2 Oz

INGREDIENTS
1 Lb Fresh Spinach, washed and drained*
1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
2 Tsp Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
1/2 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
Salt & black pepper to taste
Optional: 1/2 Tsp Sesame oil
METHOD
1. In large skillet heat oil over low-medium heat.  Add garlic and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes until fragrant.  Garlic burns easily, so keep an eye on the pot.
2. Add spinach and increase heat to medium-high.  Stir continuously and cook for about 2 minutes until all the spinach is wilted.  Add salt, pepper and red pepper flakes while stirring.

Nutrition per 3.2-Oz serving: 45 Cals; 4g Carb; 3g Fat; 3g Protein

*If spinach is not dry you will notice excess liquid in the pot.  Feel free to drain off this liquid, but try not to throw out the yummy pieces of garlic.
sauteed spinach cutting board prep
sauteed spinach in skillet
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