This light dish is perfect for New Year's resolutions that revolve around weight loss! You won't feel deprived with this one:-)
I am doing more menu planning with I'm an Organizing Junkie. Here is my menu this week:
Also, $5 Dinners inspires us all to make low cost dinners. In that spirit, I am taking what Pick N Save has on sale, pairing it with coupons and coming up with the tastiest money saving around! This week, they have ground beef on sale for $1.88 lb. (normally $2.93/lb.) I bought a bunch to make my spaghetti and to freeze for later.
But my recipe has nothing to do with beef. I picked up some shrimp when it was on sale over the holiday and made this little number:
Shrimp Pesto with Whole Wheat PastaIngredients:
1 lb Whole-wheat spaghetti
1 ladle cooking water
1 tbs olive oil
1 cloves garlic
1/2 lb Shrimp
1/4 cup Pesto
1. Make the pasta per the package directions. Reserve 1 ladle of the cooking water for the sauce.
2. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 cloves of garlic to a large skillet over medium high heat for one minute. Add shrimp and sauté until pink.
3. Add the reserved ladle of water and the pesto to the shrimp. Toss with pasta and serve.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serving size: 1/6 of a recipe (5.9 ounces).
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat (31%) 73.01
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8.28g 13%
Saturated Fat 1.31g 7%
Cholesterol 58.37mg 19%
Sodium 86.06mg 4%
Potassium 229.47mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 28.95g 10%
Fiber 4.14g 17%
Protein 13.83g 28%
Harvest, Light Meal, Main Course, Pasta, Published, Seafood, Simple Supper, Summer
5 stars - This is a family favorite. - Susan Ewing 6/21/2010
Author: Susan Ewing
Recipe Cost: $5.26
Serving Cost: $0.88
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