Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Healthy Delights

Hello Beautiful Ones,

Who said eating healthy has to be boring? You do not have to eat the same foods every week. Switch it up. Tap into your creative side and slim down by cooking delicious, healthy meals.
Recipe of the Week:

Sesame Shrimp and Asparagus

Prep: 10 Minutes          Cook: 45 minutes          Makes: 4 Servings

·       1 ¼ cups brown basmati rice
·         2 tablespoons olive oil
·         1 ½ teaspoons Asian sesame oil
·         1/8 teaspoon salt
·         2 pounds asparagus, trimmed
·         3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce (such as Kikkoman or La Choy Lite)
·         2 teaspoons seasoned rice vinegar
·         1 large green onion chopped
·         1 pound large shrimp, shelled and devined
·         1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare rice as label directs.
  2. Meanwhile,in a cup, combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, and salt. In jelly-roll pan, toss asparagus with oil mixture; roast until tender, 10-12 minutes.
  3. In small bowl, whisk soy sauce sauce, vinegar, green onion, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil, set aside dressing.
  4. In nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat until very hot. Add shrimp; sprinkle with crushed red pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until opaque throughout, 3 minutes.
  5. Arrange shrimp, asparagus, and rice on 4 plates; drizzle with dressing.
Each serving: About 467 calories, 34 g protein, 57 g carbohydrates, 12 g total fat (2 g saturated), 7 g fiber, 172 mg cholestrol, 708 mg sodium.

*Recipe and photo courtesy of


  1. Looks and sounds tasty! I'm going to try this!

  2. Let me know how it turns out!