Greek- Style Shrimp Scampi with Whole Wheat Spaghetti

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Today concludes the first week of my newfound healthy lifestyle change. So far so good. I’m exercising like a mad woman, I’m eating well (but not depriving myself), and the best part is that I feel excellent. One of the major changes I’ve made in our house is to stick with whole wheat flour, whole grain pastas/rice and whole grain breads (and to avoid the white stuff like the plague). It’s not too tough, really. I baked with whole wheat flour this week (with great success), my family doesn’t seem to notice the difference much when I use whole grain pasta or rice, and we didn’t eat a lot of white bread in the first place. Dinner has been fun to experiment with. I’ve been adding to my ‘healthy’ cookbook collection, and it’s terribly fun to scour the healthy food sites too.

One of my dinner choices this week: Greek-Style Shrimp Scampi over Whole Wheat Spaghetti (adapted from a Cooking Light recipe).

Here’s the How-To:

Saute garlic in a little bit of olive oil.

Add canned chopped tomatoes and chopped parsley- let that simmer for a while.

Add shrimp (I used ‘jumbo-sized’ for this recipe) and let the sauce cook the shrimp.

Spoon the shrimp & sauce over cooked spaghetti into a casserole dish.

Sprinkle a cup of crumbled feta cheese on top.

Throw it in the oven to melt (about 10 minutes). When it comes out of the oven, sprinkle lemon juice, parsley and salt and pepper on top.

I know that some people are hesistant to use the whole grain pasta for fear that it’ll be grainy tasting and icky. Let me just tell you that everyone is my family has always loved pasta… and they can’t detect a big difference with the whole wheat kind. You’ll notice a difference… to me it’s not as soft as white flour pasta, but you get used to it and it’s really so much better for you. As feta cheese lovers, we enjoyed this shrimp recipe a lot. It doesn’t have a big, heavy sauce on it… it’s very light but it works. Even the kiddo ate it (after he picked out the little green things).

This recipe can be found here:  Greek-Style Shrimp Scampi with Whole Wheat Spaghetti

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  • Jeni wrote:

    I love this recipe! What a great dinner idea!

  • Chef Knife wrote:

    Great recipe. Looks real good with the shrimps.
    I’ll try it tonight. Thanks:)

  • Kevin wrote:

    That looks so good! Great flavour combos!

  • Jess wrote:

    Well, I made this tonight, but added 1/2 a bunch of fresh spinach that I had in the fridge, chopped, to the sauce. It was delicious! And I felt so good eating something so healthy. We couldn’t tell the difference with the WW pasta, and will try to only use it from now on! Thanks!

  • Nicole wrote:

    Looks great! Congrats on your new years goals and sticking to them. I need a pick-me-up too. I should do it with you.

  • Patsyk wrote:

    I love the way this recipe is so healthy and full of ingredients I already enjoy. Makes eating healthy a bit easier!

  • Gina wrote:

    Looks great! I’m not a fan of whole wheat pasta but I do like high fiber pasta like Barilla Plus or FiberWise.

  • emily wrote:

    Looks great! Love whole grains, love ’em!


  • Cathy – wheresmydamnanswer wrote:

    WOW this looks so yummy and healthy what a killer combination!!! Thanks for sharing this winner!!

  • glamah16 wrote:

    I am salivating! It lloks so tasty as well as healthy. You wouldnt even notice the mutli grain pasta taste with the strong, terrific flavors going on here.

  • melissa wrote:

    We actually like the whole whet pastas just fine – but I can’t do feta ’cause Steve won’t eat it. I can sub with something else though.

    Your pictures are looking great Lori! I look forward to seeing more of your healthy recipes as you follow this new path. 😀

  • Elle wrote:

    I waaaaant! It looks fabulous!

  • Sylvie wrote:

    That’s a great looking dinner. I do prefer normal pasta to wholewheat, but I have found that spelt pasta is pretty good.

  • Ingrid wrote:

    Yum, if eating healthy includes dishes like this one than I’m all for it! This is definitely a winner! Can’t wait to give it a try.

  • rayrena wrote:

    wow, you’re healthy eating looks so much more interesting than mine!

  • HoneyB wrote:

    This looks delicious!

  • Kara wrote:

    YUM! We love whole wheat pasta – and adding shrimp for an easy but special meal… just perfect.