Pesto Shrimp with Kale & Sundried Tomatoes


If you think pasta is too low in carbs to be a physically-friendly meal choice, think again. In fact, it’s one of the few foods nearly every fitness buff can make themselves. And, if you include a more nutrient-rich pasta choice, like whole-wheat instead of traditional white pasta, you’ll have a lower-carb, uber-low-fat and fibre-rich dish that even enables you to slip in all the veggies you conveniently “forgot” to eat today.

In this delicious recipe, we’ve added in protein, too, in the form of shrimp to support those fitness sessions. So, take a peek at the below nutritious, delicious recipe – you’ve finally found a muscle meal that makes a change from the proverbial chicken and rice!

This pesto shrimp and kale-heavy dish is loaded with nutrition-and-vitamin-packed veggies as well as complex carbs and a hit of protein. And the best thing? It’s super-easy to make. Why not finish up with our lemon meringue pie shake?

Did You Know?

The star ingredient found in this mouth-watering recipe is shrimp which provides some key nutrients. Shrimp serves up an impressive source of lean protein, not to mention a pretty inspiring range of nutrients. In 100g of steamed shrimp are 24 grams of protein, more than 100% of the Daily Value for selenium, over 75% for vitamin B12, more than 50% for phosphorous, and over 30% for choline, copper, and iodine.


👉 165g large, peeled, grilled (or steamed) shrimp (20–25)

👉1 tbsp jarred pesto sauce

👉1 tbsp red wine vinegar

👉200g chilled, cooked whole-wheat spaghetti

👉130g kale leaves, shredded

👉15g sun-dried tomato slivers

👉½ tsp fresh garlic, minced


👉 Cook the whole-wheat pasta according to package directions, and then run under cold water and drain

👉 Mix pesto with vinegar

👉 Place the shrimp, pasta, kale, tomatoes, and garlic in a salad bowl. Spoon sauce over and toss.

👉 Enjoy immediately, or chill and serve later.

For more tasty dinner recipes, feast your eyes to our delicious dinner recipes section where you’ll find a whole gamut of protein-rich dishes, including the guiltless high-protein cheeseburger, peanut butter chicken strips, as well as vegan-friendly recipes such as our chickpea, mango and curried cauliflower salad and three bean salad.


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