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Pesto Shrimp

& Spinach


This FAT LOSS GAME PLAN recipe is a two-parter. But don’t be fooled…it’s still simple & pretty hard to screw up;)

The first part of this recipe, the pesto, serves as a delicious healthy fat source. It’s loaded with high-quality fats that will sustain you and fuel your active lifestyle (a.k.a. give you tons of energy without all the bloat) plus a lot of powerful nutrients like basil and garlic. Bonus - there will be lots of pesto left over to use as a healthy fat component for other meals during your Clean Eating Phase. Spoon it over eggs, chicken, or steamed veggies for a nourishing, satiating source of energy.

Part two comes together in a flash and features shrimp as a clean source of protein as well as fresh tomatoes and spinach. In fact, this dish cooks so fast I recommend prepping all your ingredients ahead of time so the shrimp doesn’t get overcooked.

This whole recipe is totally on point with the Clean Eating Phase of my FAT LOSS GAME PLAN! So you can make progress with your fat loss goals while enjoying a gourmet, delicious meal😉 As usual, no need to follow my exact "recipe." Just use this as a base to get started with your experiment in the kitchen. Have fun and enjoy!

PART 1: Pesto


9 garlic cloves

¼ cup walnuts

¼ pine nuts

5 cups fresh basil leaves (packed)

1 ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

salt & pepper

PART 2: Pesto Shrimp & Spinach


½ lemon (squeezed)

4 garlic cloves (peeled & chopped)

1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)

1 tbsp butter

2/3 cup half and half, divided (or mix 1/3 cup whole milk and 1/3 cup heavy cream)

1 lbs medium raw shrimp (peeled & deveined)

salt & pepper

1 cup pesto

2-3 handfuls fresh spinach (plus extra for serving)

Makes about 4 servings (plus extra pesto!)

Follow the video below for step-by-step instructions:

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*Pesto recipe adapted from Ina Garten’s Pesto

*Shrimp recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction Creamy Pesto Shrimp