High fat, Low carb!
Every shrimp scampi recipe includes a creamy garlicky sauce, which is awesome- but unfortunately, they all also call for lots of pasta. While we’re trying to stick to a ketogenic, low carb diet, we’re replacing the pasta in this dish with spinach. It’s not meant to be a perfect substitute, but the longer we’ve followed this diet, the less we ever crave pasta.
If you’ve got to have something similar, you could try some awesome spaghetti squash recipes for low carb, some rice or egg noodles for a gluten-free alternative, or even try spiralizing a zucchini to make zoodles! We got our veggie spiralizer and it’s awesome! It’s the perfect tool for a paleo or low carb diet. It turns zucchini, squash, carrots, and anything you can stick in there into long, perfect spaghetti-like noodles. And those can be eaten raw, or cooked until softer! Give it a try!
This shrimp scampi recipe takes only 15 minutes to make (if you don’t count the defrosting)! The high-fat ingredients make this a perfect ketogenic lunch or dinner, and the entire dish is gluten-free and low carb since we leave out the pasta. The spinach compliments the texture of the shrimp very nicely and provides tons of vitamins! If you want to make this dish strictly paleo, you could leave out the parmesan, as most brands aren’t simply parmesan, but loaded with some iffy ingredients as well. If you’re using grass-fed butter and natural heavy cream, that fits into the paleo lifestyle as well.
Be careful not to cook the shrimp too long, they tend to get rubbery, dry and hard to chew.
Here’s our quick shrimp scampi recipe:
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