Remember when I mentioned that my next recipe post would be one that was created by hubby? Well, folks your wait is over. Here is what Mr. Kale-a-holic came up with; Kale Wrapped Shrimp sautéed in wine and garlic. Since introducing him to kale about a month or so ago, he just can’t get enough of his new green leafy friends. We both love shrimp so when he suggested it, I knew I had to make his kale dreams come true.
This was perfect timing for a light healthy shrimp recipe. This past Saturday, I registered with Weight Watchers. I love to cook and love to eat just as much. I knew it was time to take my health seriously and to do something about it. I am a former Lifetime Member from back in 2006 so I know this works. Does this mean my adventure in the kitchen stops? Absolutely not! What it means is that I’m embarking on a whole NEW adventure as I focus on healthier cooking not only for me but for hubby too.
Hubby is totally on board. He said he can lose a few pounds right along with me since my meals will be lighter, but not without delicious flavor. But, that means staying away from the Cheetos and embracing baby carrots. They’re about the same shape and color so they taste the same, right? Right? <crickets>
Without further ado… here is hubby’s Kale Wrapped Shrimp with Couscous.
Kale Wrapped Shrimp with Couscous
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 3/4 cups white wine
- 1/2 green onion (sliced)
- 3 Large kale leaves (rinsed and stems cut off)
- 3 white mushrooms (sliced)
- 15 Large shrimp (peeled, deveined and tales removed)
- 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb Seasoning
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 1 chicken bullion cube
- 1 cup dry couscous
- 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
- 3 white mushrooms (chopped)
- 1 green onion (sliced)
I think he needs to start his own food blog! I am very impressed with his recipe creation skills, and this one didn’t even include his standard addition of bacon. I’m really starting to notice the versatility of kale and the endless possibilities you have with it. With the shrimp steaming inside the kale leaf and the Mrs. Dash seasoning, it was amazing. Kale wrapped shrimp goes on the “make it again” list.
If you’re curious on the Weight Watchers PointsPlus value on this, it was 3 points per serving for the kale wrapped shrimp. Not too shabby. I had a side of green beans (0 points) and a cup of the couscous (4 points). With meals this good, I can do this!! If you’ve been through Weight Watchers, what kept you on track?