Mar 10, 2015

Low Carb Zucchini and Shrimp Alfredo


Low Carb Zucchini and Shrimp Alfredo



If there's one thing about this low carb lifestyle i'm most thankful for, it's Alfredo sauce! Alfredo sauce is low in carbs, easy to make at home, and can be poured over so many things. I always make my own and I usually double the recipe to have left overs for the week. You can pour it over veggies, meats, or..... just spoon it like I have been caught doing!


I usually use one of the following homemade alfredo recipes depending on the ingredients I have in my fridge at the time: RECIPE 1 (heavy cream)  / RECIPE 2 (cream cheese)

These days, Alfredo is sans noodles so I usually substitute chunks of veggies. This combination rocked my socks...baked zucchini and shrimp. You will NOT miss the noodles, trust me!

What you'll need 
Ingredients for the Alfredo sauce
A bag of frozen cooked shrimp
A few zucchinis
Salt and pepper or seasoning of your choice


Directions

Thaw your shrimp.

Cook your Alfredo sauce according to directions then set aside.

Cut your zucchinis vertically in half and then cut the halves lengthwise. Season them to your liking. I used salt, pepper, and garlic and onion powder. Then, oven bake your zucchini at 375 until soft but still a bit firm. (about 15-20 minutes usually)

Sautee your shrimp on medium heat in a few tablespoons of butter until the shrimp turns pink. (3-5 minutes)

Cut up your cooked zucchini, then combine the zucchini chunks with the shrimp and pour aaaallll of that awesome Alfredo sauce all over it!


Happy low carbing ya'll! 


  


9 comments:

  1. Looks yummy! I can't wait to try it!

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  2. Looks yummy! I can't wait to try it!

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  3. Don't worry about the haters. Thanks so much for all the work and time you put into your site. It's very helpful.

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  4. This is one of my go-to recipes when I'm looking for something simple and tasty! When I'm really in a time crunch (or just feeling extra lazy) I skip the oven and just cut the zucchini into marble sized pieces and steam or saute them in some butter. When the texture is just about mushy (how I like it) I put them in a bowl and then add my other ingredients to the same pan. This makes more of a chunky noodle texture, plus less clean up!

    Awesome recipe! Thanks for the daily inspiration!! :)

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  5. I love this! I sauteed the zucchini with some red peppers and garlic in a little oil. Then I added cooked shrimp (which I boiled) right as the veggies were almost done. Then I mixed in my alfredo sauce. Holy moly it was so good! I will be making this a lot. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas. I am finally losing weight and still enjoying eating. Down 16 pounds since April and I owe you : )

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  6. Just ran across your blog; and noticed this recipe. I just made this with spiral-cut zucchini plus fresh garlic, green onions and red pepper. Yummy! I am going to try your tofu french fries next. Who would have thought of that?! Thanks!

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  7. I tried this for the first time this past week, and it was DELICIOUS!!! You are so right, I did not miss the pasta one bit with this recipe! I am 27 years old, and in November of 2014, I was diagnosed with diabetes. It's been a rough year, and after my latest doctor's appointment, I'm now trying to do what's right for my body. I stumbled upon your website through Pinterest, and I haven't looked back! Thank you SO very much for this blog! It has truly been a godsend for me, and I hope to imitate your amazing results! Happy low carbing! :-)

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  8. I will try this but cut my zucchini like spaghetti, looks delicious

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  9. My husband loved this! I will try it with chicken as I'm not a shrimp person.

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Thanks for visiting, I love hearing from you, however it still always surprises me how many mean and rotten comments I receive, so please remember that I post what I eat merely as a suggestion of ideas for others. Low carbing is not cut and dry. What works for me may or may not work for you. Also, I live exclusively low carb, but I don't live my life counting them so I don't often include the net carb counts on recipes. Happy low carbing ya'll! :)

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