Adventures of Eating with dReJ: healthy, cheap, delicious


Spicy and filling without the guilt!

So I turned once again to the Cook This Not That cookbook for inspiration for this weeks meals. We still have a ton of shrimp from the last special our grocery store had – so I’m looking for something that is cheap, delicious, healthy and includes shrimp. I stumbled upon the Shrimp Fra Diavolo which is Cook This Not That’s answer to Olive Gardens’ Grilled Shrimp Caprese.

It’s a pretty big calories and wallet saver. The Shrimp Fra Diavolo packs a lot of flavor and weighs in at 430 calories compared to Olive Gardens 900 calories shrimp pasta! The Shrimp Fra Diavolo also rounds out to about $3.16 per serving – which is a heck of a lot cheaper than most meals “out.”

Most of the Cook This Not That meals are not online (hence you should buy the book!) but this one happens to be a free recipe: so it’s all yours for your eating and cooking pleasure.

I promise your friends and family will enjoy this one, too. We  made it as a bring to work lunch this week and it reheated nicely. Just add a few drops of water before reheating to keep the pasta yummy. One thing the book suggested but the website doesn’t mention is using Fire Roasted tomatoes instead of just plain old crushed. We couldn’t find Fire Roasted Crushed tomatoes, so we used Fire Roasted Diced tomatoes and they worked just as well.

This meal is super easy, and I’m looking forward to eating this again for lunch later this week!


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