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Light Italian Shrimp and Vegetables


Hey guys.

Hey guys.

I worked out. Hard.

Can we have a party? Not really, but after I push myself physically, its a challenge not to negate it with beer and chips to “celebrate” not falling off the treadmill. If you can relate, protein is you answer and this dish will give you the volume you need to curb cravings while not packing on the calories. We threw this two serving dish together tonight and it came together as simple and fresh, with only 427 calories but 52 grams of protein. Cool additional facts about this dish: it has 50% of your daily recommended Vitamin A, 43% B-12, and 86% of your Vitamin D. Count me in.




  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled deveined
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 can artichoke hearts in water, chopped
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 – 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Saute onion and garlic over medium-high heat with 1 tsp oil until translucent and beginning to brown, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add seasonings followed by shrimp and remaining oil. Saute 2 minutes.
  3. Add remaining vegetables and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until shrimp is opaque and tomatoes are softened.

I’ll recap my latest workout fetish soon, but I have a theory its orange…

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  • 1lb raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 4 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1/4-1/2 green pepper, diced
  • yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1/4 cup banana peppers (or slightly less depending on your taste)
  • 2 tsp oil
  • parsley
  • salt and pepper


  1. Julienne zucchini to make noodles, set aside. (I use one of these.)
  2. Skillet fry the onion, bell pepper, garlic, and celery in 1 tsp oil.
  3. Add mushrooms until they release their liquid, ~5 min.
  4. Add tomatoes and banana peppers, cook 2 min.
  5. Add tomato sauce, parsley, salt, and pepper to taste, cook additional 3-5 min.
  6. Saute 1 tsp garlic in remaining oil, add shrimp and pepper. Cook until done ~ 3 min/side, pink, and opaque.
  7. Steam zucchini “noodles” for 2-3 mins. Remove from heat immediately. Drain and pat “noodles” dry.
  8. Layer zucchini with sauce and top with shrimp.

This was thrown together with our leftovers from the week, but turned out fresh and tangy tasting. Matt enjoyed it. I’m a little ODed on shrimp for the time being.

Below are my eats for the day. I didn’t measure dinner, but went over the 1/3 cup of rice. I think I gobbled down a whole cup before Matt caught me. #cantbetrusted




Do this. Do it today. Bathe in it. This is last night’s dinner recipe. Yesterday, the hubs g-chatted me about 20 recipes for shrimp (subtle much?) so guess what we had for dinner. This was a gem amidst a lot of food that was¬†too hard to modify to fit my plan.



Head over to the Paleo Newbie for the full recipe. If you are doing low fat, lowering salt, or limiting AI foods, you can make these adjustments: 1 tsp old bay, 1/2 tsp coconut oil, 3 oz. lf turkey kielbasa, no salt added, increase pepper, no red pepper flakes. I would also nix the chicken broth. It was a weird addition and the dish doesn’t need it.

Here are my eats for the day. It wasn’t ideal, but I made it through day 3. I’ve had a killer headache for a few days and am missing my best friend advil like crazy.


We met friends for dinner to watch the Virginia game at Hooters. I knew it was going to be a challenge to find something doable on the menu. I opted for the garden salad, no cheese, no croutons, no dressing, with grilled chicken and buffalo sauce on the side. Not bad.

Pure Barre class two was killer.

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