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Healthy Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 546
Protein 39g
Fat 32g
Carbs 27g
Total Time

Just because you reduce the carbohydrates, gluten and dairy in your diet, doesn’t mean you have to lose out on a lot of flavor.  Here’s one of my favorite low-carb recipes that’s both filling and flavorful.

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Healthy Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Ingredients

Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 3/4 lb giant shrimp
  • 2 large spaghetti squash (roughly 20oz when baked and pulled out of rings)
  • Cream Sauce
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or coconut oil)
    • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1/3 cup red onions
    • 1 cup coconut cream
    • juice from 1 lemon (or to taste)
    • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
    • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish:
    • chives
    • fresh dill
    • coarse pepper
    • lemon
  • spray olive oil or coconut oil

 

Steps
  1. set oven to 400F.
  2. Using the sharpest and largest knife you can find, cut spaghetti squash into rings.  Remove the insides, then place the rings on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Brush or spray the rings with olive oil and add a pinch of sea salt & pepper. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes.  Once the squash has finished baking, allow it to cool, then gently pull the spaghetti out of the rings and set in a bowl.
  4. Set a nonstick skillet on medium high heat and spray with cooking spray.  Add the shrimp and cook until it is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.  While the shrimp is cooking, add a pinch of sea salt & pepper.  Set the shrimp aside.
  5. Using the same skillet, add olive oil and saute garlic and red onion for about 3 minutes, being careful not to let the onions or garlic brown.  Then, add the remaining ingredients for the sauce.  Once it begins to simmer, reduce the heat to low and cook for about another 1 -2 minutes.
  6. Add a serving of pasta to a plate, then a serving of shrimp, then pour part of the sauce over it.
  7. Garnish, then enjoy immediately!

 

Approximate macros for 1 of 2 servings:

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Calories
546
Protein
39g
Fat
32g
Carbs
27g
Sodium
-
Fiber
5g
Sugar
2g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.