Spiralizing zucchini noodles is so much fun!
Whole grain pasta can be a great source of healthy whole grains but the calories can add up per serving. Combining the zucchini noodles with whole grain pasta decreases the caloric density of this entrée yet you still feel like you’ve had pasta!
Don’t have a spiralizer? Get one! This is my favorite. And when you get it you can try some of my other spiralizer recipes here and here and here.
2 cups any shape whole grain pasta
2 spiraled zucchini, using the thick noodle setting
2 cups shrimp, thawed and shelled
6 Tbsps. Pesto
Red pepper flakes to taste
Cook the pasta according to package instructions and drain.
Put the spiralized zucchini in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until done. You do not need to cover the bowl. Drain any liquid.
Sauté the shrimp in a little olive oil. Put the pasta into a bowl with the cooked zucchini spirals. Add the pesto and shrimp and using tongs, toss. Top with a little red pepper flakes.
This makes 3 servings.
🌿My Weekend Dinner Prep🌿
Want to know what a dietitian eats? Here ‘ya go! This was my meal prep plan last weekend.
Pan Seared Scallops on a Bed of Sauteed Kale with Garlic and Red Wine Vinegar
Baked Herb Salmon with Garlic Lemon Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower And *Roasted Carrots with Dill
Pomegranate Tabbouleh Salad made with Quinoa
Red Lentil Soup Recipe found here
Spinach, Beet and Citrus Salad
Shrimp and Tomato Scampi (see photo) Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Medley, Roasted Balsamic Honey Glazed Brussels Sprouts
Eating healthy can be a pleasure when you learn a few basics.
Here I teach you how to make perfect scallops just like in a restaurant. Once on that page, scroll down to the recipe “Alton Brown’s Scallop Recipe” for the one I used in the dish above.
Here is my recipe for sautéed kale with garlic and red wine vinegar. You can also use this technique for other greens.
And yet other meal ideas! How about seared scallops served on top of pesto farro and roasted vegetables? Or seared scallops served alongside Easy Perfect Microwave Green Beans, a super easy weeknight meal.
Or how does this look? Scallops with Easy Perfect Microwave Green Beans
Pesto Farro and roasted carrots and broccoli