SHRIMP PASTA

Serves: 1

 

INGREDIENTS

  • Fresh minced garlic, to taste
  • Chopped fresh basil, to taste
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 asparagus stalks, ends trimmed, chopped into 1inch pieces
  • 6 ounces cooked shrimp
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice pasta
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup shaved Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a skillet over low heat, sauté the garlic, basil, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes in the oil.
  2. Add the asparagus and shrimp and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the asparagus is bright green. Add the pasta and spinach.
  3. Fold together and cook until the spinach is gently wilted.
  4. Transfer to a plate, top with Parmesan, and serve.

SEE ALSO: 10-Minute Shrimp Stir-Fry

LETTUCE-WRAPPED TURKEY BURGER WITH BAKED SWEET POTATO

Serves: 1

INGREDIENTS

For the lettuce-wrapped turkey burger:

  • 1 turkey patty, store-bought of homemade (see Notes)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1 large leaf iceberg or romaine lettuce

For the baked sweet potato:

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (optional)

DIRECTIONS

To make the lettuce-wrapped turkey burger:

  1. To make a homemade turkey patty, you will need 5 ounces 93% lean ground turkey.
  2. In a bowl, use a fork to combine the meat and spices. Use your hands to form the meat into a patty.
  3. Sprinkle the turkey patty evenly on both sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  4. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly spray the skillet with the cooking spray and add the turkey patty.
  5. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes per inch of thickness on each side.
  6. Remove from the pan and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a plate and wrap in lettuce to finish.

To make the baked sweet potato:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400⁰ F.
  2. Using a fork, prick some holes all over the sweet potato.
  3. Wrap in foil and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until a knife is easily inserted into the center.
  4. Slice the potato open and sprinkle with salt and pepper (if using). (See below for microwave option.)
  5. Transfer to the plate with the burger and serve.

Microwave option:

To cook a sweet potato in the microwave, simply prick some holes all over the sweet potato, wrap it in a wet paper towel, place in the microwave on a microwave-safe dish, and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until soft.

*DO NOT USE FOIL IN THE MICROWAVE.

SEE ALSO: Turkey and Black Bean Burrito Recipe



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