Shrimp a la Collette

Shrimp a la Collette...noone ever said I was a title guru!

I was trying to come up with something creative for dinner last night.  Something that would keep us in line with our Mediterranean diet, while still being something that was a little bit unique and of course easy, tasty and filling.

Well, the perfect combination popped into my head since I had some shrimp in the freezer as well as some fresh asparagus in the fridge and a box of whole wheat penne pasta in my pantry.  Thus my creation of Shrimp a la Collette, and let me just tell you, it was totally delicious and super healthy for a number of reasons.

First of all, my healthy fat of choice was first cold pressed Extra Virgin Olive oil, and second, I used whole wheat pasta, which has a lower glycemic index (pretty important for those with blood sugar issues).

Enough of all that, let’s get down to the good stuff…..the recipe!

This recipe is the day five (5) dinner recipe of my 7-Day Meal Plan program.  I created the program because after researching the mail plan program provided by recognized authority on diabetes, I was appalled at the ingredients and nutrition values.  

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Shrimp a la Collette

Shrimp a la Collette

Creative, easy, tasty and healthy pasta!
Course: Animal Protein, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: animal protein, recipe, shrimp
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Coach Collette
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Ingredients

For the Pasta

  • 6 C water
  • 6 oz whole wheat pasta I used penne

For the Shrimp

  • 18 shrimp large, deveined
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 5 garlic cloves to taste
  • 1 diced tomatos 15 oz can-no salt added
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • kosher salt to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 C Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

For the Pasta

  • Bring water to a boil, add about 1 tbsp salt to the water. Cook pasta until al dente.

For the Shrimp

  • While pasta is cooking, saute onion, pepper and asparagus until tender (about 5 minutes). Add minced garlic, saute for about 1 more minute.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and simmer until the shrimp is cooked, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain pasta and add to the sauce. Stir to combine, then serve immediately.

To Serve

  • Garnish pasta dish with chopped fresh parsley and parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp a la Collette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 452mg19%
Potassium 625mg18%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 2655IU53%
Vitamin C 68.1mg83%
Calcium 250mg25%
Iron 6.7mg37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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