Shrimp & Raw Veggie Pasta

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Eating raw veggies are great for your body for detoxification and supplying you with good vitamins and minerals. And if you’re like me, you may find that eating more raw veggies besides garden salads can be challenging. But, with a little creativity, eating raw veggies can be a lot easier than people think.

nutrional-factsIngredients:

• 6oz cooked shrimp
• 1 medium zucchini
• 1/2 cup low sodium, natural marinara
• 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
• 1/8 cup diced red onion
• 1/8 cup diced mushrooms

Steps:

1. Use a Julienne Shredder to shred a whole zucchini. Set aside.
2. Set a skillet on medium heat and spray with olive oil or coconut oil.
3. Toss in mushrooms and freshly cut red onions and sauté them in the skillet. If desired, you can also 1/2 tbsp of add fresh minced garlic as well.
4. Add marinara and tomatoes to the skillet and stir with a spatula.
5. Finally, add in cooked shrimp and stir together for about 3 minutes.
6. Place the shredded zucchini on a plate and then pour shrimp & marinara on top of the zucchini.

Tip: To make this more filling and to increase the amount of calories, use grilled chicken instead of shrimp and perhaps add black beans to the sauce.

15-sec Tutorial:

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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