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Lemon-Garlic Shrimp With Israeli Couscous & Broccoli

Last night I decided to make a recipe from my Weight Watcher Weekly handout and it was nothing short of delicious. It’ll definitely be added to the rotation for future meals! Therefore, I wanted to share it with you. I am always looking for more ways to get fish and shrimp onto our meal plans. We eat chicken A LOT! 😉


Lemon-Garlic Shrimp with Couscous and Broccoli

{Weight Watchers Weekly ~ May 10-16, 2015}

4 cups low sodium chicken broth, divided

1 cup uncooked Israeli couscous {got it at Trader Joe’s}

4 cups broccoli florets {got it pre cut in a bag}

2 tsp EVOO, divided

1 pound large shrimp, peeled & deveined

1 large shallot, minced

2 tbsp minced garlic

1/8 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste

1/4 cup dry white wine {I used Chardonnay}

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp grated lemon zest

3 tbsp minced fresh basil {I used thyme}


In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups broth to a boil over high heat. Add couscous and broccoli to pan; cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until broccoli is tender and couscous is cooked, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large nonstick sauce pan, heat 1 tsp oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook, flipping once, until lightly seared and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side; remove to a plate.

Add remaining teaspoon oil , shallot, garlic, and hot pepper fakes to pan; cook, stirring a few times, 1 minute. Add wine; stir and scrape up browned bits from the bottom and sides of pan. Add remaining 2 cups broth and increase heat to high; cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced to a thick sauce, about 10 to 15 minutes. Add shrimp to pan; stir in lemon juice, lemon zest and basil.

To serve, spoon shrimp over couscous-broccoli mixture. Yields about 3 1/2 oz shrimp and 1 cup couscous-broccoli mixture per serving. {4 servings, 9 pointsplus/serving}


I hope you enjoy.

Happy Monday!

A Little Bubbly

Wanted to share this random meal that I made over the weekend…

Bubble Up Enchiladas!

Apparently these were all over Pinterest at one point or another, but I stumbled upon them on a little blog, but I cannot for the life of me remember where…

If sweet, cinnamonny monkey bread were to have a savory cousin, I think this would be it.

Again, completely random, but they were yummy. I added some sautéed onions, red peppers and garlic to the ground turkey to get some veggies in there.

Just brown a package of ground turkey along with some chopped onion, peppers and garlic {if you wish}. Once the meat is browned, add an 8 ounce can of tomato sauce and a 10 ounce can of enchilada sauce. Cut your biscuits {10 buttermilk ~ I couldn’t find reduced fat ones, but Ralphs brand buttermilk biscuits are like 2 grams of fat for 3 biscuits so I was good with that} into quarters so you have 40 little bits o biscuit and throw it in with the meat/veggie/sauce mixture. At this point I added 3/4 cup of grated low fat Mexican blend cheese and reserved the other 3/4 cup for the top which I added the last 10 minutes of baking. Mix the biscuits and cheese thoroughly with the meat and then pour into a casserole dish sprayed with PAM or the equivalent and back at 350* for 25 minutes ~ remove, add the other 3/4 cup cheese and put back in the oven for 10 minutes. Serve with a small green salad, additional veggie or fruit.

Makes 6 servings. Believe it or not, this is a Weight Watcher recipe. I believe it’s 8 points/serving on the new point system, but don’t quote me on this.

I’m going to try a {Bubble Up Pizza} but substitute the ground turkey with turkey pepperoni, replace the enchilada sauce with pizza sauce, use low fat grated mozzarella and add lots of veggies like mushrooms, onions, peppers.

Should be interesting, but I will report back….

Hope your Monday is {bubbling} with good things!


Getting To The Point

I have to admit, lately I’ve not been as focused on my good eating habits and workout regimen as I had hoped to be.

A bag of pretzel or coconut M&M’s here….

A Monday evening glass (or two) of wine during “The Bachelorette” there…

A trip to Red Robin for Elliott’s graduation…

Too many Tootsie Rolls…

But, as of today, Monday, June 14th, 2010, I am going to “turn over a new leaf”, start with a clean slate, whatever….

I’m returning to the Weight Watchers point system and I am going to have you all be my witnesses and hold me accountable.

Each day, at the bottom of my regular post, I’ll include a brief summary of the foods I consumed and the point value assigned to them along with what I did exercise-wise. I know this may sound boring, but it will help me stay on track so I won’t be tempted as much because I am a TERRIBLE liar and so I will not sit here and say that I ate a rice cake when I really ate a double Whopper.

What I post that I ate, I ate.

I will also mention that in the interest of “all things in moderation” I will tend to splurge on the weekends. So when you see some good stuff on Saturday & Sunday, don’t think that I am slippin’….it’s just that I refuse to go through life saying that I will never eat another cheeseburger or ice cream cone or drink another margarita. That’s just not me, BUT I can eat clean and put in extra time at the gym or run during the week, but “enjoy life” a little during the weekends. I’ve done it before and I can do it again.

According to WW, I should consume 26 points per day. I am going to stick to 25 for now and then revisit in a month or so.

With that said, I am looking forward to my oatmeal and 1/2 banana this morning along with my coffee with MEASURED Coffee-mate!

Thanks for helping me get in shape for the Las Vegas Rock N Roll Half Marathon in early December.

I promise there will still be fun posts and still some yummy recipes, though!

So, please…..if you visit flipflopfollies.com for the food, please be assured that I will still be baking and cooking and grilling! I may just have to learn how to make all sorts of awesome goodies to share with you all and NOT touch them myself!

Again, thank you for your support.

Happy Monday!