Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Shrimp Scampi with Pesto Pasta (kind of)

Ever have one of those days when you are just so hungry?  Hubby and I both worked out a lot today and we were pretty busy with work so we just wanted to sit down and fill our bellies with some yummy goodness.  I made Shirataki Pesto with Shrimp Scampi and Sauteed Squash and Zucchini.  Not only was it filling, but it was super fast to make.  Our entire meal was 554 calories.

Pesto is normally fairly high in calories, but this one is only 157 calories per serving.  I adapted this from The Hungry Girl.

Pesto Pasta 
makes 2 servings (197 calories per serving)

2-8 oz bags of Shirataki Tofu Noodles
1 cup fresh basil leaves

1/4 cup fat-free ricotta cheese

4 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. pine nuts

1 tsp. olive oil

2 chopped garlic 
salt to taste

black pepper to taste

Toss all of these ingredients in a food processor and blend until it forms a paste. Cook the Shirataki noodles as written on the package (we each had 8 oz of noodles because we were was a whopping 40 calories.) Mix half of the pesto with 8 oz of noodles.

Shrimp Scampi (337 calories per serving)
1 lb of shrimp
1 T. Olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 T. chopped fresh basil
1 T. Chopped fresh parsley
the juice of 1 lemon

Heat oil in a pan and cook the shrimp.  When you are about to flip the shrimp to the other side, add the minced garlic.  Once the shrimp is cooked, add the herbs and the lemon juice and remove from heat.  

Sauteed Squash and Zucchini (20 calories per serving)
1 medium zucchini 
1 medium squash
cooking spray

Spray the pan with cooking spray.  Using a vegetable peeler, cut the squash and zucchini into ribbons stopping once you get to the seeds.  Saute until cooked through on medium high heat.

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