Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Healthy and Low Calorie Shrimp Stir-fry

On the gluten free diet almost everything from brownie mixes to breads have some sort of rice flour in them. And then to have rice for dinner too can really add on the calories. Years ago all I would eat was white rice, and that's just a filler, nothing more, so I switched to brown a couple years back, and recently I decided I should make more of an effort to eat more foods low on the glycemic index, and rice falls mid range, so tonight I made a light and healthy stir-fry, without rice. Load up on your veggies and you'll still feel full and satisfied.

If you're not one who's very familiar with produce options this is a great dish to try something new. Head to the local farmers market or your favorite grocery store and pick up some produce in every color you can find. The color medley this dish offers is so appealing, and loading up a huge bowl shouldn't make you feel as guilty as if half the bowl was filled with rice.

Here's what I used:
1 carrot
1 red bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
1 zucchini
1 cup sugar snap peas
1 can water chestnuts
1 crown of broccoli
1/4 cup pine nuts
5 mushrooms
1 lb shrimp

And for sauce I mixed up:
2 Tbsp gluten free soy sauce
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
3 Tbsp honey or agave
salt, pepper, garlic, parsley, and onion powder to your likely.

It's very light and mild, but oh so refreshing.

1 comment:

Anthony said...

Except for the shrimp I have most of the ingredients. I'll giive her a try.