Healthy Eating Tips and Recipe- Greek Shrimp Scampi



So part of this healthy changes thing is eating better… Exercise alone will not make the changes that I need, so diet is coming into a big part of it… When I say “diet”, I don’t mean starve yourself, shakes and smoothies, or cabbage soup… I mean more of.. HOW I eat, and not so much of WHAT I eat… and even more of planning ahead…

So this past week, I scheduled our dinners. I planned around what we had going on, and planned around all of my points. I knew I was hoping to have at least 10 points left at dinner time, so that’s what I did. I went through all of my cook books. I got rid of any of them that don’t have the nutrition information for the recipes. From there, I took any recipe that just looked good, and figured out the points.. I wrote the points value in the book.. yes.. on the pages.. So now, I know exactly what I’m dealing with when I’m trying to figure out dinner plans.

I made one of my favorite dishes the other day, and a bunch of you asked for the recipe.. so here it is!

Greek Style Shrimp Scampi

Yield: 6 servings

Preparation: about 15 minutes

Cooking time: about 25 minutes

What you need:

  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cans diced tomatos
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, divided
  • 1/5 lbs jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup (4 oz) crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

How you make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400˚F.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Toss in the minced garlic and cook for 30 seeconds.
  3. Add tomatoes, and 1/4 cup of parsley. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the shrimp and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Pour the entire mixture into a 13×9 baking dish and sprinkle with the feta cheese.
  6. Bake at 400˚F for about 10 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with the rest of the parsley, lemon juice and some pepper.

If you’re looking at Weight Watchers Points, this is 5 points per serving (following the Points Plus scale)

If you’re not following WW, here’s the skinny according to Cooking Light:

  • Calories: 203
  • Fat: 8.1g (sat 4.6g, mono 2g, poly 0.8g)
  • Protein: 22.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Cholesterol: 154mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Sodium: 975mg
  • Calcium: 236mg

You can serve this dish with brown rice, whole grain pasta, etc.. just make sure you track your servings of that as well!

If you make this recipe, I want to know what you think about it! Leave me a comment! Enjoy!

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