Friday, June 1, 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:
Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs
Prep: 35 Minutes       Cook: 6 Minutes    Makes: 6 Servings

  • 12 ounces large sea scallops (or large bay scallops)
  • 1 pound large shrimp, shelled and deveined, leaving tail part of the shell on if you like
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce (such as Kikkoman or La Choy Lite)
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed with garlic press
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 bunch green onions, cut on diagonal into 3-inch pieces
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 6 long metal skewers
  1. Prepare charcoal fire or preheat gas grill foe covered direct grilling over medium heat.
  2. Pull off and discard tough crescent-shaped muscle from each scallop. Pat scallops and shrimp dry with paper towels. In large bowl, combine soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and brown sugar. Add shrimp and scallops, tossing to coat.
  3. Alternately thread shrimp, scallops, green-onion pieces, and cherry tomatoes onto skewers. Place skewers on hot grill rack and cook, turning skewers occasionally, until shrimp and scallops are just opaque throughout, 6 to 8 minutes.

Each serving: About 149 calories, 24 g protein, 6 g carbohydrate, 3 g total fat (0 g saturated), 1 g fiber, 122 mg cholesterol, 332 mg sodium.

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