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Saturday, July 28, 2018
Food Swaps: Shrimp Scampi Pasta vs Shrimp Scampi Zoodles
Food Swaps! They’re so important to learn when it comes to getting HEALTHY and this Shrimp Scsmpi comparison is one of my faves!
Low Carb vs High Carb! Comparing Zucchini Noodles & Pasta - Shrimp Scampi recipe included also ⬇
A simple swap can make ALL the difference in your carbs! I love pasta but rarely do I just have it. Most typical pasta plates look like the right pic (around 2 cups pasta) and 88+ grams carbs
On the left is what I usually do! There's around 6 oz of zoodles (about 3+ cups) which is only 10 grams of carbs. This means more volume for less cals. It's important to remember though that carbs are NOT bad - You NEED them! Just be mindful of portion sizes when meal planning depending on your goals AND the types of carbs you eat! Pasta tends to be very heavy, causes bloat and raises insulin leading to cravings
Quick Shrimp Scampi
3-4 zucchini squash
2 bags raw peeled shrimp (about 400 g each)
1-2 cloves of garlic (preference)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp crushed red pepper
juice of 2 lemons
2 tbsp butter OR 1 tbsp coconut or olive oil
Use a vegetti or similar to spiralize the noodles. Put zucchini noodles into a colander and salt liberally let sit for 20 minutes (very important!) After 20 minutes, rinse and pat dry with a paper towel
Melt butter/oil and the 1-2 garlic cloves in a skillet or saute pan. Saute noodles over med-high heat for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Sautee shrimp in butter/oil then add spices + lemon juice and simmer until cooked through (usually no more than 5 mins). Add on top of zoodles. Garnish with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese if desired and ENJOY 😋
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Mason Jar Quinoa Chicken Salad
LOVE mason jar salads! And this is one of my faves because I love the quinoa in it! Keeps me full and that takes care of that carb craving
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp. raw honey (or pure maple syrup)
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. olive oil extra virgin
2 cups cooked quinoa
4 cups sliced cucumbers
4 cups halved cherry tomatoes
3 cups grilled chicken breast boneless, skinless, sliced
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
To make dressing, combine vinegar, lemon juice, and honey in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.
Add mustard; mix well.
Slowly add oil while whisking; mix well. Evenly divide dressing between 4 one-quart Mason jars. Set aside.
Evenly layer quinoa, cucumbers, tomatoes, chicken, and cheese on top of dressing in jars.
Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Shake before serving.
Variation (Add 1 green container per serving): Add 4 cups fresh baby spinach.
Portion Fix Containers
2B Mindset Plate It!A great lunch option. Replace quinoa with more veggies for dinner.
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