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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mediterranean Diet-- Greek-Style Scampi

Greek-Style Scampi
So, as you will see in the coming weeks, I am on a new "kick". I have decided to try out the "Mediterranean Diet". All the studies show that this is the diet for the healthiest lifestyle. It is all fresh food, great flavors and spices...not much meat, lots of whole grains, olive oil instead of butter and really no sweets. What is not to like?

As one of our first meals I made Greek-Style Scampi. As you can see it was a very visually appealing dish. I discovered the pairing of feta with shrimp is delicious. Going all out, I used green pepper, which I normally never do becasue of its bitter after taste. It made the dish look pretty but I have got to say we all had horrible gas afterwards! I don't know what it is about the green peppers but they can have that effect! Ugh. Next time I am going for yellow peppers in this recipe! Each serving was 379 calories. To make it a meal I added a spinach salad with thinly sliced red onion and mushrooms with a light Mediterranean-style vinaigrette for 50 calories. Total calories for the dinner were 429. It was a hit and is a definite repeat.