Have you ever asked yourself...
How do I lose body fat without losing flavor in my meals?
How can I prepare a meal that my whole family will enjoy that includes heart-healthy fats and good-for-you brain foods?
How can I enjoy a seasonal barbecue without feeling deprived of something sizzling on the grill?
The answer to these questions is simple: A healthy diet starts at home. All you need is 30 minutes or less and a non-stick pan or grill to make a delicious, healthy recipe that is skinny on the waist but rich in taste.
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Out with the old: Shrimp tempura.
In with the new: Shrimp lettuce tacos
Shrimp tempura consists primarily of shrimp that have been battered and deep fried. This dish typically includes a side order of vegetables. The high fat cooking method drives up the calorie level in this dish to about 320 calories. Here's how to slim down the fat and boost the flavor.
Sweet-Ginger Shrimp Tacos
1/2 pound jumbo shrimp (about 12 shrimp)
1 tablespoon grated ginger
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey
2 teaspoons peanut oil
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
romaine lettuce leaves
1. Add peanut oil to nonstick skillet over medium heat.
2. Add ginger and cook 1 minute.
3. Saute mushrooms for 3-4 minutes. Stir in shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes until no longer pink.
4. Stir in lime juice, honey, and soy sauce. Divide shrimp mixture and wrap in lettuce tacos.
Makes 4 appetizer servings: 103 calories each: 2 ounces shrimp (3 shrimp) & mushrooms mixture
As an entree, this recipe makes 2 servings: 206 calories each: 4 ounces shrimp (6 shrimp) & mushroom mixture
Tomato-Glazed Shrimp Tacos
1/2 pound jumbo shrimp
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2-3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
2 minced garlic cloves
PAM cooking spray
1. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, tomato paste, red wine vinegar, garlic, red pepper, and basil.
2. Add shrimp and toss to coat.
3. If you have time, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.
3. Spray nonstick skillet with Pam or grill over medium heat. Add shrimp and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, until shrimp is no longer pink. Divide shrimp mixture and wrap in lettuce tacos.
Makes 4 appetizer servings: 97 calories each 2 ounces shrimp (3 shrimp)
As an entree, this recipe makes 2 servings: 194 calories each: 4 ounces shrimp (6 shrimp)
Dr. Deborah Neiman MD,
Sari Greaves, RDN & Noelle Lusardi, CPT
49 U.S. Highway 202 Far Hills, NJ 07931 908-470-2235