Pesto is normally fairly high in calories, but this one is only 157 calories per serving. I adapted this from The Hungry Girl.
makes 2 servings (197 calories per serving)
2-8 oz bags of Shirataki Tofu Noodles1 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 cloves
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 hungry...it 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
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.