My Weight Loss Progress:
This includes about 16 lbs. lost on my preop diet. I've lost the rest since surgery.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Shrimp Scampi with Asparagus

This recipe is loosely based on Cooking Light's Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi. I used it as kind of a jumping off point.

2 T butter
~1 T minced garlic (or more if you like)
1 lb large shrimp, uncooked, deveined/peeled
1 bunch asparagus (about 1 lb), cut up
Splash each of white wine and lemon juice
~2 T capers
Kosher salt to taste

Melt butter in a large skillet. Add garlic and saute for about 30 sec.
While butter is melting, steam asparagus until not-quite-done.
Add shrimp to skillet and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add wine and lemon juice, saute until shrimp are cooked through.
Add asparagus and capers; salt to taste. Saute until asparagus is tender-crisp.

Makes 4 sleeve-friendly servings, each with 195 cal, 7.5 fat, 5 carbs, 25 protein

Monday, December 14, 2009

Fish Parmesan recipe

1 lb cod (uncooked) (400 cal, 80 protein, 4 fat, 0 carbs)
6 T Best Foods light mayo (270 cal, 0 protein, 30 fat, 6 carbs)
1.5 oz grated parmesan cheese (180 cal, 16 protein, 12 fat, 1.5 carbs)
fresh dill
1 lemon - cut in half (or lemon juice is ok)
Tabasco - to taste
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350. Place cod in a baking dish prepped with cooking spray. Squeeze 1/2 lemon over the fish. Mix together other ingredients (including juice from the other 1/2 of the lemon). Spread mayo mixture over the fish and bake for about 30 minutes; then broil for 2 minutes.

Makes approx. 6 (sleeve-friendly) servings. Each serving has 140 cal, 16 protein, 8 fat, 1 carb.