Written by Tami:

I love to eat! I am not particular or picky, and I don’t discriminate against food! So, when I first got engaged, I knew that something I was going to have to do was to put my love for food aside and work on finding healthier options for my palette. Don’t get me wrong, it has not been easy, but I do feel like this week I finally hit my stride. Not only have I (the Bride-to-Be) begun making healthier choices in my eating but I have started my work out routine as well! All good things! Today I have a recipe to share that uses healthier ingredients in comparison to the way it is normally made. Keep reading our first edition of this “Healthier Options” series to discover a recipe that is easy to make and light as well!

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1. Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet. Add 1 1/4 pounds medium raw shrimp (peeled and deveined) and sautee until just pink (about 2 – 3 minutes).

2. Add 6 – 8 cloves minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for an additional 30 seconds. With a slotted spoon, transfer the shrimp to another dish and keep it warm.

3. In the same large skillet, combine 1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth, 1/2 cup white wine, 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup parsley, salt, and fresh ground pepper to taste. * Shrimp scampi is traditionally made with butter. The combination of chicken broth and wine makes for a much healthier option.

4. Bring the broth to a boil and let cook uncovered until it is reduced by half.

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5. Pour the sauce over the shrimp (and pasta if you desire) and garnish with a little extra chopped fresh parsley.

I hope you have enjoyed this new edition of our weekly Food Fridays series. Sharing recipes helps us to constantly be looking for new things to make at home, even if it is not always easy to eat healthy. Do you have a favorite healthier option to share? We would love to hear from you. Leave a comment below and share your homemade recipe or favorite Pinterest pick!

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