I don’t feel liking cooking tonight . . .
Of course, that doesn’t mean that my husband doesn’t want to eat. I realize Mike could make something for himself, but the truth is, he’ll make himself a peanut butter sandwich and call it a night. I just can’t watch that, so a quick meal is in order.
Keeping a few handy ingredients in the pantry makes it easy to fix him a sandwich a bit more substantial, and I can even squeeze a few leaves of green inside. Now I can say he got his veggies in.
Low sugar spaghetti sauce, a bag of precooked frozen shrimp, buns and cheese. It can’t get much easier, or tastier than that!
Side Note . . . I was surprised by the sodium content in this meal. The software I use to calculate used general nutrition information from canned spaghetti sauce. When choosing anything processed, watch that they don’t get most of their flavor from an abundance of added sodium.
- 1 cup low sugar spaghetti sauce
- 8 ounces shrimp , 51 - 60 count, cooked
- 2 hoagie rolls, split
- 8 tablespoons parmesan cheese, shredded
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1. Preheat broiler.
- 2. Mix shrimp with spaghetti sauce and microwave for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes until heated through.
- 3. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on hoagie rolls and toast under the broiler until cheese melts.
- 4. Top each roll with half the shrimp mixture and spinach leaves.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Shrimp is low in fat. Studies show that it can raise HDL and triglyceride levels, so it’s good for heart health. It also contains B12, omega-3 fatty acids for anti-inflammatory effects; as well as selenium, copper and zinc.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 381, Weight Watchers Points 8
Total Fat: 8.61g
Total Carbs: 41.00g
Dietary Fiber: 1.64g
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com. The statement made here are strictly my opinion and are not meant to replace medical advice from your physician. Please see disclaimer for further details.