AMERICAN

LEAN & GREEN SHRIMP SCAMPI

OPTAVIA Counts:

  • 1 Lean
  • 3 Green
  • 2 Healthy Fat
  • 3 Condiment

Tip: You may also cook spaghetti squash. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Remove the seeds from the squash after cutting it in half. Prepare the squash as directed, but instead of baking it whole, bake it flat on a lightly greased baking sheet for 30 minutes or until soft. Could you have American cuisine at breakfast, lunch, and Dinner?

This lean and Green Shrimp Scampi recipe is quick and easy to make, and it’s delicious enough to serve guests. Complete it and you’ll have a wonderful American Recipe that keeps you on track while also satisfying your cravings!

  • Difficulty
    EASY
  • Servings
    4
  • Cooking Time
    17 MINUTES
  • Prep Time
    13 MINUTES

LEAN & GREEN SHRIMP SCAMPI

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 small Spaghetti Squash
  • 21/2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 small Garlic Cloves minced
  • 13/4 lbs Cooked Shrimp
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Dried Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded (optional)*

LEAN & GREEN SHRIMP SCAMPI

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. When the squash is cool enough to handle, cut it in half and remove the seeds. Place both halves in a microwave-safe container with 1 inch of water. Microwave 10 to 12 minutes until soft. ( Depending on the size of the squash and power of microwave). Allow time for the squash to cool before handling. Scrape out the flesh into spaghetti-like strands using a fork. Add 5 cups, then save any extra for another dish.
  2. Over a medium-high burner, heat a large skillet. Swirl in the olive oil to coat the pan and cook the garlic for about 1 minute.
  3. After adding the shrimp (cooked, peeled, deveined), cherry tomatoes, red pepper flakes, lemon juice parsley, and onion powder in a small saucepan over low heat. Season with salt (optional) for3 to 4 minutes. Add the spaghetti squash and cook until it’s soft. Remove from heat, and top with parmesan cheese (if desired).

Optavia Lean and Green Recipes

Hi, we have found that almost the 3rd person facing the problem of being overweight. In our team and research, we have some fellows who have been facing this for years. So at the beginning of 2021, we began to take the weight loss efforts seriously and have lost 60 lbs so far on the OPTAVIA 5&1 Plan! It's been amazing, and while our journey isn't over, we are well on our way! When we started our team and fellows had a hard time finding the top OPTAVIA 5&1 recipes, so we were so inspired to build this website to help compile some of what I felt are the best OPTAVIA recipes around. We are very happy to share it with you as well! For those not familiar, OPTAVIA is not some fad diet but instead is a program designed to help those who are looking to lose weight make better choices with their health and wellness via better habits. We've worked hard to make sure that all OPTAVIA 5 and 1 recipes listed are approved for the OPTAVIA 5&1 plan.

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4 Comments

  1. What a fabulous and very flavourful recipe. I warn you though once you taste the shrimp for doneness put the fork or spoon down as you’ll want to go back for more. Next time I may buy 2lbs shrimp it’s that good.

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