Don’t forget the carbs. One of the biggest mistakes some people make when it comes to losing weight and getting in shape is eliminating all carbs from their diet. Yes, too many carbs and the wrong carbs are not good additions to any diet, but eating good carbs is essential to overall health and wellness.
The body needs carbs to function just as a car needs gas to go, and this shrimp pasta salad recipe, which is perfect for lunch on the go, contains the proper amount of protein, carbs, fiber, and vitamins to keep your brain and body active throughout the work day.
- 3 cups whole wheat noodles
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1 ½ cups boiled shrimp
- 3 tsp pesto*
Boil the noodles in one pot and the shrimp and veggies in a separate pot. Cook the veggies to taste or leave raw, according to your preference.
After draining the noodles, add them back to the pot along with the pesto and stir until combined well. Add the shrimp and veggies, stir, and serve.
*Directions for pesto from Simply Recipes if you prefer to make your own pesto.
Fat: 10.3 grams
Carbs: 48.9 grams
Protein: 31.4 grams