Recipe Garlic-Sautéed Shrimp & Spinach

Garlic-Sautéed Shrimp & Spinach
Shrimp, spinach, and garlic all have natural flavor affinity. But add fresh lemon juice and
roasted red peppers to the mix, and the results are irresistible. Serve in smaller portions for
a terrific first course.
1 pound medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
6 garlic cloves, sliced
10 cups (loosely packed) stemmed spinach
1 cup bottled roasted red peppers--rinsed, drained, and cut into strips
1. Toss shrimp with lemon zest, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and black pepper.
2. In large deep nonstick skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add garlic and sauté, stirring, until golden, two to three minutes.
Immediately transfer garlic with a slotted spoon to a plate.
3. Add shrimp to skillet and sauté until shrimp are pink and just opaque in center, two to three minutes. With tongs or a spoon,
transfer shrimp to a clean plate.
4. Add spinach to skillet in handfuls, adding another handful as spinach cooks down; drizzle spinach with 1 tablespoon of water
as it cooks. When all of spinach has been added, season with remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Add roasted
red peppers to skillet and cook, stirring, just until heated.
5. Return shrimp and garlic to skillet and toss to mix with spinach and peppers.
Nutritional Information
Per serving: 161 calories, 6g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 3.8g monounsaturated fat, 1g polyunsaturated fat, 4.5g dietary fiber,
19g protein, 10g carbohydrate, 135mg cholesterol, 659mg sodium.
Good source of: beta-carotene, folate, iron, lutein & zeaxanthin, magnesium, manganese, potassium, quercetin, selenium,
vitamin C.
Date Published: 9/20/2005
Date Reviewed: 9/20/2005
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 Best Fiber Foods
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What is Fiber?
7 Health Benefits of Fiber
How Much Fiber do You Need?
Fiber Tips for Kids
Weight Loss Totals
Our patients lost a total of:
953 lbs in July
1145 lbs in August
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1. Mom's Main Dish
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New Products
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MediClear is a great product that we are now carrying in the clinic.
MediClear comes with a well-written booklet that explains the cleanse in
detail – something many companies don’t offer. Not only can a cleanse
be a great start to your weight loss program, but it can also be used to
break through a plateau or find out if you have any hidden food
allergies/ sensitivities. Food allergies/ sensitivities have been linked to
food cravings and can make losing weight more of a challenge.
Q: Are 100 Calorie Packs o.k. to eat?
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*This is a special price for our patients. The
suggested retail price for this product is $45.70.
You will get a booklet at the start of your cleanse. We
have a MediClear cleanse booklet in our back waiting
room for you to look at. You can also read it online:
Once on website, click on “ MediClear Patient Guide”
Getting the most from the internet
You can find a great deal of information about health, nutrition, and
exercise on-line. Here are two helpful sites. Look for new website
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Read all about GMOs and why you don’t want them in the foods you eat:
Each month we will present a challenge. Accept theses challenges as a
way to help reach your goals. It takes small steps to progress by leaps
and bounds.
This month’s challenge: “Eat Your Vegetables!” Vegetables are an
important source of vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial compounds,
such as antioxidants. Most Americans do not eat enough vegetables.
 5 servings per day
 Serving size: ½ cup cooked or 1 cup raw
 Must include at least 3 different colors of vegetables each day and
one of those must be green
 No same vegetable can be used more than 2 days in a row
A: Are you looking to restrict your calories
or are you working on improving your
health and losing weight is part of that?
Don’t be fooled by a company’s
marketing strategies! Just because a
package contains only 100 calories
doesn’t mean the food is good for you.
Make a commitment to read labels and
you will see that many of the
prepackaged foods are indeed junk food.
Junk food may give you a few minutes of
taste satisfaction and an hour of
decreased hunger, but they also damage
your health. Junk food is laden with bad
fats, sugar, and chemicals.
Read food labels. You DO NOT
want to see any of the following
ingredients in your food, esecially if they
appear in the first 5 ingredients:
1. Hydrogenated oil (trans fats). If a
product has less than .5 grams per
serving, they can still put “0 Trans
Fats” on the label. Don’t be fooled by
this loophole. Another type of fat to
avoid is saturated animal fat.
2. High-fructose corn syrup or sugar.
3. Anything that is a processed grain
(you want “whole grain”). Processed
grains are stripped of nutrients and
you will see “enriched” on the label.
4. Artificial
sweeteners, flavors and preservatives.
Suggestions for Making Your Own Healthy
100 Calorie Snacks:
 12-15 raw almonds or 10-12 pecans.
 1 medium apple with 5-7 raw nuts.
 1 Wasa light rye cracker with 2
teaspoons almond butter.
 Low-fat string cheese (1 ounce) with 8
medium strawberries.
 4 oz low-fat cottage cheese (1% fat)
with 1/3 cup fresh blueberries.
Healthy Weight
Is Your Food Boring?
Are you eating the same foods day
after day? Are you sick and tired of
eating salads? Do you feel like there
isn’t much of a choice when it
comes to eating healthy foods? If
you answered “yes” to any of these,
it is time for a change!
If you have relied on fast food and
microwave dinners, then it should
come as no surprise that you are
struggling with food boredom. You
need new tools in your bag of tricks.
The question is, how are you going
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a journey to a slimmer and healthier
you and learning new skills has to
be a part of the process.
I have never known of a process of
change that did not require a timecommitment. “Oh no” you say, “I
was afraid of that.” I can hear many
of you whining already – you have
no time, you don’t like healthy food,
something else in, you don’t know
how to cook, and on and on. In
order to change your life you must
be willing to change what you do on
a daily basis. Learning new ways of
eating and preparing foods is part of
that process. For those of you who
have not admitted that, it is time to
take a deep breath and say, “o.k., I
am ready.” Just like learning a new
language, learning new ways of
eating will take some time.
 Make/ order food from a meal
service. *See information under
 Prepare foods ahead of time.
 Try 1 new recipe each week.
 Trade a prepared meal with a
friend each week. Be sure each
of you makes enough for
leftovers or to feed your entire
 Take cooking classes.
 Don’t eat the same food for
more than 2 days in a row.
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