Sesame Tahini Shrimp & Raw Zucchini Linguine Pasta Salad

pastaOne of my mottos – No boring food. Ever. And that is especially true for salads. Eating fresh, raw veggies is an important part of healthy living because you supply your body with vitamins, antioxidants and enzymes to aid in digestion, heart function and overall health. And, in the right amounts for you, they can be satisfying and filling.

Ingredients:

● 6 oz steamed or cooked shrimp
● 1 large (green) zucchini
● 1.5 cup colorful bell peppers (sliced)
● ¼ cup red onion (slices)
● 1 tbsp roasted Tahini butter
● ½ tbsp sesame oil
● 1-2 tbsp Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
● ½ tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
● Fruit (optional): blueberries
● Utensils: Julienne Shredder

Instructions:

1. Cut zucchini using a Julienne shredder in order to make the raw linguine.
2. Slice veggies for pasta.
3. In a bowl, mix tahini, sesame oil and Bragg’s Liquid Aminos.
4. Place all ingredients into a large bowl, including cooked shrimp.
5. Pour the Tahini sauce you made over the meal. Toss it to make sure all sides are covered in the sauce.
6. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
7. And then devour!

Nutrition Facts

Approx macros (without fruit and optional ingredients): 470 calories, 48g protein, 28g carbs, 19g fat. If you’re concerned about the fat content, then you simply remove the sesame oil which adds about 60 calories with 7g of fat.

About the Author

photo 1 (1)Kevin is a fitness enthusiast out of Dallas, TX. When he saw himself in his friend’s Facebook photo he knew it was time to make a change. He was overweight, felt sluggish and had steadily rising blood pressure. So, he did what many people try to do – he started exercising to try to “out train” a poor diet. He quickly learned through periods of weight cycling that if he was going to accomplish his fitness goals, it would have to be through a steady, healthy diet, complemented by hard work in the gym.

He started studying nutrition and got started cooking! In 2012 Kevin started a small blog to share his meals online in order to build a community around healthy food ideas.

The blog was called Fit Men Cook and it had a simple message and belief system – “Our bodies are built in the kitchen, Sculpted in the gym.”

Kevin firmly believes that healthier food options do not have to be boring. Ever. In fact, they are pretty tasty!

Fit (Wo)Men Cook is the “fit” story of all of us. It is taking your individual success stories and things (in nutrition & fitness) that have worked for you, and sharing those ideas with the masses so we can all grow, improve together. Just everyday people – no matter the fitness level or athletic ability – aiming to live the best life possible through fitness and healthy eating. Are you a Fit (Wo)Men Cook?

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