Monday, December 31, 2012

Dinner Time!

My new years resolution is to lose 20 lbs  so I am taking the low carb approach, last time I did the low carb diet I lost 8 lbs in the first 5 days but I gave up quickly because I was tired of eating nothing but eggs and cheese! This time I am going to cook every meal so I can get some variety and mix things up... Tonight I made SHRIMP and mmm mmm was it yummy yummy in my tummy tummy!!! 

  • I De-shelled and De-veined the little guys
  • I chopped up some fresh garlic and fresh green onions
  • I tossed the green onions and garlic in about 2-3 tbsps of butter (I never measure)
  • I cut a lemon in half & squeezed the whole lemon in with the butter, onion and garlic 
  • Once everything started to smell really delicious I threw the shrimp in
  • I added in some garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, and black pepper
  • I let it simmer on medium heat for about 7 minutes adding about 1extra tbsp butter

I placed the shrimp on a bed of baked cabbage (recipe in a previous blog post) This was one of the most delicious low carb meals I have ever had!

Note: I also have a hungry boyfriend to feed and he is not so interested in being low carb, for him I threw some angel hair pasta in a tablespoon of butter with a pinch of sea salt and and threw the shrimp on top! He loved it!!


I absolutely love cabbage it has been my savior through many late night snack attacks! I have been seeing a bunch of recipes for baked cabbage floating around Pinterest so I figured I'd give it a go and create my own baked cabbage creation and it turned out AMAZING!!!! 

  • I took a head of cabbage, cut it into 5 slices (approximately 1 inch thick)
  • Laid the 5 slices in two baking dishes
  • Drizzled each slice with olive oil
  • Sprinkled fresh black pepper, sea salt, garlic powder, and onion powder over each one
  • ISet the timer for 35 minutes
  • twenty minutes into baking I added  a little bit of butter on top of each slice
  • I baked the cabbage at 400 degrees

If you want them to be even more crispy you could probably leave them in for at least another 10 minutes. 

You could also leave out the butter if you are going for low fat. I am personally going for low carb so I pile on as much butter as I can get!