For those like myself who are looking to shed pounds all summer ’16 and get back in shape, before you start another fad diet or calorie-counting frenzy, add zucchini to your grocery list.
I am not sure exactly what components a zucchini is composed of in relation to weight loss, all I know is since I’ve been adding them into my daily diet the weight has been peeling off! No matter if I boil, bake or shred in a smoothie, this summer squash has helped me move past my dreaded weight loss plateau.
After doing some digging, I found out a few key points about Zucchini:
- Weight loss
- Low calories
- High fiber content
- Eye health
- Heart health
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Plus many more!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Traditional shrimp scampi made into a low-carb dish with zucchini noodles. It’s unbelievably easy, quick & healthy! 214.3 calories.
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more, to taste
1/4 cup chicken stock
Juice of 1 lemon
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 1/2 pounds (4 medium-sized) zucchini, spiralized
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves