Craving a warm meal but don't want to jeopardize your hard work you have been doing with your diet? This recipe is all protein and vegetables mixed up in a warm stew that is the perfect Meal Prep Sunday to get your week started right. For such a small shell fish shrimp packs in a surprisingly large amount of protein and adding beans to the mix guarantees this meal will keep you full without making you feel overloaded. If you don't take my word for it check out this recipe and let me know what you think! - Catherine
Stewy Shrimp with Tomatoes & White Beans
3 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 can (15oz) diced tomatoes
1 Ã‚½ lbs large shrimp, peeled and deveined
Ã‚½ cup dry white wine
1 can (15oz) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups spinach or arugula
Ã‚¼ tsp crushed red pepper
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Kosher salt, to taste
To prepare: Peel and devein the shrimp, if the shell is on, and rinse.
In a large pot add the olive oil and cook the garlic, but do not let brown. Add the tomatoes and cook for about 2 minutes. Pour in the wine and bring to a low boil.
Add the shrimp and cook, carefully stir or flip shrimp until they turn pink.
Stir in the beans, spinach or arugula, red pepper, black pepper and salt to taste. Cook stew until beans are heated through and the spinach or arugula is just wilted.
Makes 4-6 servings, depending on proportions.
Nutritional Info (if dividing into 6 servings):
Fat: 7.4 g
Carbs: 48.4 g
Fiber: 18.8 g
Protein: 43.6 g