Shrimp with Chickpeas and Seasoned Asparagus is a recipe that really supports weight loss and weight management. We use shrimp because they're a rich source of protein, containing 10 grams of protein per 2 ounce serving. This shrimp recipe will keep you feeling full longer. However, if shrimp isn't your preferred source of protein, chicken can be substituted for them. For vegetarians, chickpeas are a great substitute or addition to the shrimp or chicken recipe.
In addition to being high in unsaturated fats, shrimp are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids that can only be obtained through your diet. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and reduce body fat when eaten regularly.
Before trying this shrimp recipe, be sure to keep the shrimp healthy by using low-fat cooking methods. The last thing you want to do with this great source of protein in your diet is add calories to this naturally low-fat food. Shrimp cook quickly but can handle high heat cooking methods. That's why we're frying them today with Frylite 1 cal spray.
Sources of protein should be accompanied by healthy greens. For this recipe, we included one of the less common greens, asparagus. These nutrient-laden spring vegetables are full of fiber, vitamins A, C, D, and K, as well as antioxidants and high in asparagine, a natural diuretic.
Prawns with chickpeas and seasoned asparagus Ingredients:
- 200 g asparagus tips
- 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spices
- 360g prawns
- 2 red peppers
- 2 cloves of garlic
1. Put the asparagus in a bowl and add the spicy and soy sauce.
2. Fry in the pan for about 5 minutes until tender.
3. In another pan, fry the prawns, garlic and chopped peppers.
4. Cook for a few minutes until the prawns turn pink, stirring constantly.
5. Serve with some brown rice or pasta over the asparagus.
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