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2016-08-31

Paleo Diet Recipes – Lemon Shrimp with Zucchini Pasta Recipe



Paleo Diet Recipes – Lemon Shrimp with Zucchini Pasta Recipe
INGREDIENT
For the shrimp:
8 – large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tbsp – extra virgin olive oil
2 – garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp – fresh parsley, chopped
1 – lemon, zested
1 tbsp – fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste
For the pasta:
4 – medium zucchini
1 tbsp – extra virgin olive oil
2 cups – spinach
1/2 cup – cherry tomatoes, halved


PREPARATION
1. In a medium bowl mix together the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, zest, parsley, salt and pepper.
2. Place shrimp in the bowl and marinate for 30 minutes.
3. Use a julienne peeler to slice the zucchini into noodles, stopping when you reach the seeds.
4. Place them in a colander lined with paper towel and allow any water to drain for 10 minutes.
5. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and sauté zucchini noodles for 4-5 minutes.
6. Add the spinach and toss to wilt.
7. Push noodles to the side and add the shrimp and tomatoes to the pan.
8. Cooked until the shrimp is cooked through, then stir everything together and remove from heat.
9. Drizzle with an extra squeeze of lemon juice to serve

Why is the Paleo Diet getting popular?

A paleo diet means consuming foods believed to be similar to what our great ancestors might have eaten during their time. During Paleolithic era, they just hunt and gather for their food. They enjoy eating real food which is nutrient dense and nourishing.
When farming started, humans have started to change their diet by eating modern food such as wheat, rice and sugar. Processed and preserved food products brought people more convenience and much easier life and health problems as well.
Now we are talking about going back to basics. With paleo diet we can still enjoy similar food which is much healthier and help us to stay in shape. Paleo diet recipes that includes fish, meat, vege, fruits, nuts, seeds and plain water. Paleo diet is getting popular nowadays because it also helps to lose weight naturally.