(Guest Post) Spicy Shrimp Pasta

Hey, guys!! All five kids, my sister, mom and I made it safely to Destin. The drive was great and the kids did wonderfully. We left my mom’s house at 5:00 am, made 4 bathroom stops {including 2 gas-ups} and arrived in Destin at a little after 5:15 pm…..perfect timing! I’m planning to hit the beach first thing this morning, so I’m featuring one of my favorite bloggers today with a fantastic looking recipe. Enjoy!

Hi!  My name is Stephanie and I blog over at Food and Fitness 4 Real, where I write about balancing real life with healthy living.  From creating new recipes to training for half marathons, I write about the challenges I’ve faced and the success I have found with living a healthy lifestyle.  Last month when my family took a week-long vacation to Disney World, I asked Kim to guest post for me and now I get to return the favor!

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I love reading Kim’s blog because she is always posting new, healthy recipes that are easy to prepare.  Like Kim, I am a busy working mom but I still want to find time to feed my family real, healthy food.  A few years ago when I suggested that we clean up our eating habits, my husband was on board with the changes.  My husband is from Louisiana, where everything centers around family and food so trying to healthify some of his favorite foods has been a challenge.  Since most of the food he grew up eating were fried, rich, heavy or spicy, one of his complaints is that sometimes healthy food can be a little bland or boring.

Spicy Shrimp Pasta

That sent me straight to the kitchen to create a recipe for a healthy, flavorful, spicy shrimp pasta dish that quickly became one of his favorites.  Instead of frying the shrimp, I season it with red pepper and grill it in extra virgin olive oil.  Then I make a spicy tomato sauce, add a special ingredient at the end for richness and serve it over whole wheat pasta.  If you have kids who are not big fans of spicy food, you may want to cut back on the red pepper when you grill the shrimp.

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For a low carb option, you can also serve the spicy shrimp sauce over spaghetti squash.  To pump up the nutritional value, add a cup of baby spinach to the spaghetti squash before topping with the spicy shrimp & tomato sauce.

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Does this recipe look fantastic, or what!!! I cannot wait to give it a try!

Something to think about….

Are you a shrimp lover, like me?

What about pasta? I LOVE pasta too!!

Have you checked out Food and Fitness 4 Real? Head on over and check out all of Stephanie’s wonderful recipes!

You can also find Stephanie on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest!

Please check back tomorrow for my “What a What I Ate Wednesday” post, complete with Destin photos.

 

 

 

Comments

  1. I like shrimp but I don’t love it like some people. I can take it or leave it. This recipe looks really good though :)
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