Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Healthy sauteed shrimp and veggies



I made this shrimp dinner the other night. I’ve never liked shrimp…some people find that weird especially since I grew up near shrimping boat in the Carolinas.  But shrimp is a really good healthy food to eat and I’m really trying to put more seafood in our diet..at least 3 or 4 times a week is super wonderful for your body.  Let me just show you how healthy shrimp is and the sources of vitamins and minerals contained in this little creature :):

Trytophan- excellent

Selenium –excellent

Protein- excellent

Vitamin D – excellent

Vitamin B12 – excellent

Iron- good

Phosphorus- good

Omega-3-fatty acids – good

B3 Niacin – good

Zinc- good

Copper – good

Magnesium- good

The secret to cooking shrimp is to NOT cook it very long…it cooks SUPER fast.  Cook shrimp in 4 to 5 minutes.  The HEALTHIEST way to cook shrimp is to sautee in 3 tbs. of veggie or chicken broth. Cooking shrimp in oil can cause damage to delicate oils and potentially create harmful free radicals.

Shrimp promotes muscle-building protein, energy producing iron, bone-building vitamin D and sleep-promoting tryptophan. Zinc is necessary for keeping the immune system healthy, and copper is an antioxidant enzyme the eats up all those free radicals in the lungs and red blood cells.  Shrimp is heart healthy and noted for it’s anti-inflammatory effects and prevention of blood clots.

Back to my recipe:

I sauteed shrimp in veggie broth and added garlic for 4 minutes. In other skillet sautee pickled artichokes, green olives, black olives, and fresh cut tomatoes, (I just basically heated it through) Meanwhile cook whole wheat thin pasta.  Toss pasta with shrimp and veggies! Serve with toasted garlic bread!!




HOPE said...

I can't believe it!!! SHRIMP!!

You mean garlic BAGEL..that's what it looks like? LOl

Would like to try this...since I'm just like you...very careful about the Seafood put in front of me. Though I have changed some too...once it is cooked right..and not "fishy" ...Dad says it's SEA food!! I know.

Thanks for the healthy info.

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LeAnn said...

Lovely! Can I come for dinner? :-)

Jessica said...

Looks good, but I love shrimp actually I love all seafood!