Friday, August 20, 2010

Leftovers

Here is what I had for lunch yesterday - spinach fettuccine with garlic shrimp. The pasta is leftover from the other day's dinner as well as the shrimp. My husband did not take his supper at home and my daughter opted to just have the shrimp with the rice hence a bit of an excess.

I cannot just let them get wasted so I thought of making myself another pasta dish. Minced a few cloves of garlic, dumped them all in extra virgin olive oil - smells good when sizzling - and then threw in the shrimps (which I shelled first) - smells even better. Toss them all in the pasta. I have saved money, avoided feeling guilty by throwing food and have eaten healthy (which is actually my goal everyday but I fail at times).




A few healthy notes for this pasta dish:

1. The spinach fettuccine I always buy has no added preservatives and made of durum wheat semolina which is high in protein.

2. Shrimps are low in fat, a good source of Vitamin D (which helps in the absorption of calcium and phosphorous) and omega 3 fatty acids (which helps in reducing cholesterol in the blood). Check this website for a complete list of the health benefits of shrimps.

3. Extra virgin oil contains higher level of antioxidants because it is less processed.

Happy eating!

***More food sharing at Picture Clusters and Food Trip Friday.

18 comments:

Luna Miranda said...

your pasta scampi looks good! that's a great way to recycle shrimps.:p

imriz said...

"drooling", i so love pasta:)

Lynn said...

Luna Miranda, so true,haha. Still delicious!

IMRIZ, same here. I love pasta to bits.

Gizelle said...

yummy redo of the leftovers and healthy too! Thanks for letting me know that the spinach fettucine is rich in protein, now i'll add it up in my diet :)

☺lani☺ said...

the more i got hungry... been visiting food trippers...yum!

http://foodtripfriday.net/ said...

Garlic and Extra Virgin Olive oil is always a perfect combo for healthy cooking.

maiylah said...

love eating pasta! 'leftovers' can be yummy and healthy, too! ;)

Lynn said...

GIZELLE, the durum wheat made it rich in protein. Check the label what it's made of. I'm sure you do that. :)

LANI, same here. I really got so hungry after I made some rounds on foodies.

FTF, correct!

MAIYLAH, nakakabusog kasi agad. :)

Dhemz said...

ayay! kakagutom naman dito...never ko pang na try ang shrimp....:)

♥peachkins♥ said...

love this recipe..ako din I'm trying to lose weight and eat healthier...Ang hirap..matakaw kasi talaga ako..hehehe

Cacai M. said...

ooh yeah.. that's yummy! Ever since sea foods like shrimps and crabs are my fave. The noodles looks inviting too! Though I haven't tried cooking this kind of noodles yet, but I wanna try it! Thanks for sharing!

You may also like to see my My Food Trip this Friday, here: "Soupy" Sauteed Kangkong.. see yah.. ;-)

shydub said...

Sarap naman ng lunch mo sistah. pakain nman.

http://www.tsangreqz.com/2010/08/ftf-lasagna.html

u8mypinkc00kies said...

love this pasta.

Certified Foodies said...

I also hate it when I'd have to throw food away.

Love this post. The dish is healthful, too. :)

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Newlyweds said...

we love pasta, i would always request hubby`s aglio olio, more garlic and more shrimp and parmessan cheese superb!

Arlene said...

i also love flat noodles and frying it with chicken meat or just like the way you did it is a one nice dinner (not so heavy not so light either) healthy cooking talaga!

thank you for visiting my langka! =)

kim said...

i love shrimp!

nuts said...

thats a healthy pasta!! thanks for visiting my entry..

 
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