I love food (obviously). And I have made a happy deal with myself that I can have the pasta, garlic bread (and the brownie too) as long as I workout... but this can be a flawed deal.
I only have so many hours to spend in the gym working off said meal and let's face it, working out sucks. So I made a new deal. I cook healthier dishes during the week and the more indulgent selections are kept for the weekends.
Now don't get me wrong, cooking with the “Meat on the Side” mentality does lend itself toward being healthy and is always more nutritious than the meat first/veggie-as-garnish option... but when you like cheese and carbs as much as I do, things can fall into the indulgent category FAST.
So on a particular weekday night I made a promise to make a super healthy meal. One that was not only low-cal but...wait for it....this is hard to say...it's also...NO CARB!
The love I have for carbs may rival my love for cheese so to make a dish with neither was a challenge. But after biting into juicy sweet mangos and grilled shrimp wrapped in crunchy buttery lettuce- I for a moment (just a moment) forgot all about my beloved carbs.
2 small Red Peppers, approx. 1 cup chopped small
14 16/20 large shrimp
2 cups Mango, chopped small
1 small Red Onion, 2/3 cup chopped fine
¼ cup Cilantro, chopped fine
4tsp Kosher Salt
1 4.5oz can Green Chillies
4 Limes, juice
1 cup 2% Greek Yogurt
1 head Boston Lettuce
Salt and pepper shrimp and cook on a grill or in a pan. Chop and set aside. Mix all the ingredients beside the honey and yogurt. Let sit 15-30minutes, drain off any excess liquid that has collected and add greek yogurt and honey. Serve in a lettuce leaf. Enjoy!!
Makes 8 lettuce wraps
- In a rush you can mix all the ingredients together and eat immediately. I just let them sit to remove some of the excess water that will collect.
- You may need 2 heads of lettuce if the heads are small, you want to use the big outer leaves of the lettuce.
- You could use full fat or fat-free greek yogurt.