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Low Carb Cajun Red Pepper Pasta with Shrimp Meal Prep

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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.

Calories 320
Protein 33g
Fat 9g
Carbs 27g
Total Time 30 minutes

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Low Carb Cajun Red Pepper Pasta with Shrimp Meal Prep

Ingredients

Low Carb Cajun Red Pepper Shrimp Pasta
Ingredients for 3 servings

  • Sauce
    • 3 red bell peppers, roasted and peeled
    • 1 can 14oz (211g) whole tomatoes in can
    • 4 garlic gloves
    • 1 cup basil (handful)
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons The Fit Cook Southern Creole Cajun blend (or low sodium cajun seasoning)
    • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • Pasta
    • 4 large zucchini, julienned or spiralized
    • 3 jumbo carrots, julienned or spiralized
  • Shrimp (optional)
    • 1 1/4 lb jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (OR 3 cups sliced portobello mushrooms)
    • 1 cup sliced portobello mushrooms (OPTIONAL)
    • 1 tablespoon The Fit Cook Southern Creole Cajun blend (or low sodium cajun seasoning)
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
Steps
  1. Set oven to broil.
  2. Place the bell peppers on a baking tray lined with foil and broil for about 15 – 20 minutes, or until all the sides of the bell pepper are charred.  Use tongs to turn the bell peppers every 7 – 8 minutes.  Once they have finished cooking, allow them to cool to room temperature.  Peel off the skin, remove the stem and scrape out seeds.  Then place the  bell peppers in a blender along with the rest of the ingredients for the sauce.  Blend until smooth or to your desired consistency.
    Low Carb Cajun Red Pepper Shrimp Pasta
  3. Set a nonstick skillet on high heat.  Once hot spray with oil.  Add the shrimp and sprinkle in The Fit Cook Southern Creole Cajun blend.  Cook until the shrimp is cooked through and the edges are seared, about 6 to 8 minutes.  Set the shrimp aside.
  4. Allow the skillet to cool down, then place it on LOW heat.  Add the julienned veggies and do a quick toss around the skillet.  Then pour in some of the sauce (at a time) to  begin to fold together.  Careful NOT to drown the noodles.
  5. Add the pasta to a plate, then top with shrimp (and/or mushrooms).
    Low Carb Cajun Red Pepper Shrimp Pasta
  6. Enjoy one at home and another on-the-go as a cold pasta recipe!
    Low Carb Cajun Red Pepper Shrimp Pasta

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Calories
320
Protein
33g
Fat
9g
Carbs
27g
Sodium
1440mg
Fiber
9g
Sugar
13g
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.