With that said...let me give you a great recipe I once, again, found in "Practical Paleo" that kept me full for hours. I made this for dinner last night for Josh and me. It is FULL of fresh flavors and lean proteins.
Pesto Shrimp with Squash Fettuccine
1-1.5 lbs of shrimp, devined and tail-less
1/2 cup Macadamian nuts
1 clove garlic, smashed
1 bunch of cilantro
(up to 1/4 cup) EVOO or coconut oil
Sea Salt and Pepper
4 yellow squash, julianned
Place nuts, garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper into a food processor and an amount of EVOO to wet the ingredients. Puree until it becomes a slight paste, adding EVOO as needed to lighten the consistancy.
Take a veggie peeler or julianne tool and slice the 4 yellow squash.
They should look like fettuccine noodles when you finish.
Cut down to the soft part (the seeds will begin to show)
Steam the squash for about 3-5 minutes, remove into large bowl.
Place the shrimp in the steamer for 6 minutes or until pink
As the shrimp are steaming, add the pesto to the squash "noodles" and gently toss.
Once shrimp is pink and well-done, add on top of squash "noodles" and
pesto mix and toss slightly more. ENJOY!
Remember, you cannot add cheese to keep this Paleo. As much as I wanted, I totally resisted.... :)
This pesto really packs a punch with flavor...so be prepared!!
HAPPY PALEO COOKING!!!!