Shrimp “Scampi” Recipe

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I’m wrapping up week one of our current round of the 21 Day Fix.  If you haven’t heard of the 21 Day Fix, it’s a fitness program focusing on portion controlled nutrition and 30-minute workouts.  I am loving this program (its our third round in our house!) because it takes the “work” out of measuring foods… I don’t have to use tons of measuring cups, spoons, pull out the food scale, and count every calorie.  Foods are categorized and each group is assigned a certain color container.  Basically, if it fits in the container… you can eat it.  Super simplified nutrition makes it easier for me to make sure I’m eating right with my busy schedule.

Although the program comes with a ton of great recipes in the booklet, we’ve been “modifying” some of our old favorites to follow the nutrition program guidelines.  Below is a recipe we came up with last week for an amazing Shrimp Scampi (lighter on the oil, heavier on the veggies.

Lauren’s 21 Day Fix Shrimp Scampi

2 red containers Peeled Shrimp (about 10-15 depending on the size of your shrimp)

1 Green Container Broccoli, chopped

1 Green Container Zucchini, chopped

1 Yellow container Whole-Wheat Pasta

2 tsp Olive Oil

Garlic, chopped

Seasonings to taste (I used parsley, onion powder, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and basil)

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Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.  Add garlic and cook until fragrant, stirring frequently.  Add your peeled shrimp  and season well.  Cook 1-2 minutes, on each side.  Note if you are using pre-cooked or frozen shrimp, you may need to adjust cooking times.

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Add chopped broccoli and zucchini to the pan and cook over medium heat until desired doneness.  We like some crunch to our veggies, so we sauteed them for 3-5 minutes, so that they were warmed throughout, but maintained crisp.

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Serve with whole wheat pasta and enjoy!

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21 Day Fix Portion Containers:  Equals 2 red, 2 green, 1 yellow, and 2 teaspoons

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