Pesto Shrimp with Summer Squash

Steph Wagner

August 1, 2018

Pesto Shrimp with Summer Squash

 

Fresh flavors, protein focused, bariatric friendly recipe

This Pesto Shrimp and Squash is not only super fast and easy to make it's also FULL of flavor and protein! An estimated 29 grams of protein per serving and very little fat or carbohydrates! Perfect for post bariatric surgery patients. #wls #wlsrecipes #gastricsleeve #gastricbypass #bariatricrecipes

Okay post-op friends. I’ve got another great shrimp recipe for you!

I love the flavors in this recipe – the pesto and my favorite seasonings for sure. I also really love the texture. I’m a fan of summer squash with a little crunch still left compared to mostly softened so between the texture and the flavors of this recipe, I’m putting it up there on my go-to list!

I also love how fresh and summer like it feels. The pesto brings that vibrant fresh basil taste and the tomatoes are an awesome compliment!

Many post-bariatric surgery patients do well with shrimp. It’s a lean protein source that is not super dense compared to beef or chicken breast. Those solid proteins are AWESOME for hunger and portion control (and therefore weight loss) but it is nice to change it up with shrimp!

Enjoy more shrimp recipes for Gastric Sleeve, Bypass, DS and band patients below!


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I'm convinced there are few things easier than cooked frozen shrimp when it comes to make a high protein, bariatric friendly meal! I used it for ceviche for a lunch or for this easy Shrimp and Tomatoes dinner! Gastric Sleeve or Bypass patients often do well with shrimp so keep it on hand! #gastricsleeverecipes #gastricbypassrecipes #duodenalswitch #weightlosssurgerydiet #shrimp #highproteineasymeal

Garlic and Basil Shrimp and Tomatoes


 

This Pesto Shrimp and Squash is not only super fast and easy to make it's also FULL of flavor and protein! An estimated 29 grams of protein per serving and very little fat or carbohydrates! Perfect for post bariatric surgery patients. #wls #wlsrecipes #gastricsleeve #gastricbypass #bariatricrecipes

Pesto Shrimp with Summer Squash

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 112kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp Montreal steak seasoning, divided
  • 1 medium yellow squash, sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini squash, sliced
  • 1 tbsp jarred pesto
  • 1 roma tomato, sliced

Instructions

  • Toss shrimp with 1 tbsp seasoning. Heat large skillet to medium high heat and cook, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile toss squash rounds with remaining 1 tbsp of seasoning. Remove shrimp to large bowl or dish and add squash to pan.
  • Remove squash and add to bowl with shrimp. Add pesto sauce and toss. Serve with sliced tomatoes.

Nutrition

Serving: 3oz | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 922mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 453IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition Facts
Pesto Shrimp with Summer Squash
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 286mg95%
Sodium 922mg40%
Potassium 397mg11%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 453IU9%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 206mg21%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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