Delight your taste buds with the sumptuous flavors of Weight Wars Creamy Tuscan Shrimp, a culinary gem that effortlessly marries indulgence with mindful choices on the Smart Points journey. This delectable dish begins with succulent large shrimp, pan-seared to perfection in a fragrant blend of olive oil and minced garlic, setting the stage for a Tuscan-inspired symphony.

The sauce, a velvety masterpiece, unfolds with the addition of vibrant cherry tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, and tender baby spinach, creating a medley of textures and colors. Reduced-fat cream cheese, fat-free half-and-half, and grated Parmesan join the ensemble, melting into a creamy embrace that bathes the shrimp in richness without compromising on Smart Points.

As the dish simmers, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper weave their aromatic magic, infusing the sauce with Tuscan flair. The result is a flavorful masterpiece that showcases the balance of health-conscious ingredients and indulgent satisfaction.

Serve this creamy Tuscan delight over your choice of cooked whole-grain pasta or zucchini noodles, offering a canvas for the sauce to shine. Each forkful is a celebration of flavors—savory shrimp, creamy sauce, and the subtle sweetness of sun-dried tomatoes—all while staying mindful of Smart Points.

Garnish with fresh basil if you desire, adding a touch of brightness to the dish. This Creamy Tuscan Shrimp is not just a meal; it’s a culinary experience that embodies the essence of mindful eating within the framework of your wellness goals. Whether shared with loved ones or savored as a personal indulgence, relish in the satisfaction of a dish that proves that delicious and health-conscious can indeed coexist.

Weight War’s Creamy Tuscan shrimp

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined (0 Smart Points)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (4 Smart Points)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (0 Smart Points)
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil), chopped (adjust Smart Points based on specific brand)
  • 1 cup baby spinach (0 Smart Points)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat cream cheese (8 Smart Points)
  • 1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half or skim milk (2 Smart Points)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (4 Smart Points)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Fresh basil for garnish (optional)
  • Cooked whole-grain pasta or zucchini noodles (calories and Smart Points vary)

Instructions:

  1. Cook the Shrimp:
    • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
    • Add shrimp to the skillet and cook until pink and opaque. Remove shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Prepare the Sauce:
    • In the same skillet, add cherry tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, and baby spinach. Cook until the spinach wilts and the tomatoes soften.
    • Lower the heat and add cream cheese, fat-free half-and-half, and grated Parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheeses melt and the sauce thickens.
    • Season with salt, black pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Combine with Shrimp:
    • Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet, coating them in the creamy Tuscan sauce. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat through.
  4. Serve:
    • Serve the creamy Tuscan shrimp over cooked whole-grain pasta or zucchini noodles.
    • Garnish with fresh basil if desired.

Nutrition Information (Approximate):

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe (without pasta/noodles)
  • Calories: 250-300 per serving
  • Fat: 14-18g
  • Carbohydrates: 11-15g
  • Fiber: 3-5g
  • Sugars: 5-7g
  • Protein: 23-28g

Note: Smart Points may vary based on specific ingredient brands and quantities. It’s recommended to use the official Weight War’s app or bestie to calculate Smart Points based on the nutritional information of your chosen ingredients.

This Weight War’s Creamy Tuscan Shrimp offers a luxurious and flavorful dish that keeps Smart Points in check while delivering a satisfying and indulgent experience. Adjust the serving size and ingredients to fit your specific Smart points goals and preferences. Enjoy the creamy richness and savory goodness of this Tuscan-inspired shrimp dish!

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