Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Avocado Alfredo with Shrimp & Zucchini Pasta

Can you look at Comfort Food & Recreate it? For me, it's taking something that I crave and swapping out a few ingredients for healthy picks. The more you try the better it gets!! I know many of us really enjoy a big plate of pasta now and then...but if you're anything like me, it always leaves me feeling bloated and heavy afterward.

Try this!! It's a favorite in our house!




Avocado Alfredo with Shrimp & Zucchini Pasta

This recipe makes 2 servings, total time: 22 minutes. Cooking time: 7 minutes.

INGREDIENTS: 

1/2 medium ripe avocado, mashed
1/4 c. reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper (divided use)
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder (divided use)
1/2 tsp. Onion Powder (divided use)
1/2 tsp. Greek Seasoning
Nonstick cooking spray
24 raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed (approx. 12 oz.)
4 medium zucchini, spiralized (approx. 4 cups)
4 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
1/2 c. diced Roma tomato
2 tsp. grated parmesan cheese

METHOD:

1. Combine avocado, yogurt, half the pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder, and the Greek Seasoning in a medium bowl; combine well and set aside.
2. Heat a large nonstick skillet, lightly coated with cooking spray, over medium heat. 
3. Add shrimp, season with remaining seasonings and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. 
4. Add the zucchini; cook stirring frequently for 2-3 minutes or until shrimp are firm and opaque, and the mixture is heated through. Add in the diced tomatoes during the last minute. Drain excess liquid from skillet. 
5. Stir in avocado mixture. 
6. Evenly divide between two serving plates. Evenly top with grated cheese; serve immediately.

*NOTE: overcooking the zucchini will cause it to be a bit mushy. Take care to stir continuously as it cooks to avoid overcooking. Enjoy!