Are you sure this is diet?

My blood sugar is way high. Like bordering on taking insulin high. I decided it was time to do something about that. Plus, my knee has been bugging me since I gained this last 20 pounds. So, it’s time to cut some sugar and lose some weight. I started taking a diet pill and following the diet that came along with it. Well, I was following the diet. For the first couple of days, I followed it closely and was miserable. Today, I’ve been trying to stick to the spirit of the diet, but also listening to what my body wants.

I decided that I was making shrimp for dinner, so I dug around the diet’s website and found a recipe for shrimp etoufee. It wasn’t terribly hard to make, we had almost all the ingredients, and the husband liked it. I did too!

Shrimp Etouffee

Makes: 4 Servings

Each serving contains: 1 protein, 0 carbs, 1 veg, 1 fat


• 4 Tbsp olive oil
• 4 Tbsp flour (or rice flour)
• 1 cup onion, diced
• 1/2 cups celery, diced
• 1/2 cups bell pepper, diced
• 4 cloves garlic, chopped
• 1 tsp thyme, chopped
• 2 cups chicken broth
• 1 cup tomato, diced
• 1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning (I used Tony Chachere’s)
• 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
• 1 lb. shrimp, shelled and deveined
• 2 Tbsp lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
• Hot Sauce, sea salt & pepper to taste


1) Add the Olive Oil to a large sauce pan over medium heat. When Oil is hot, sprinkle in
the flour while mixing and simmer, stirring frequently, about 10-20 minutes.
2) Add the onion, celery and peppers, garlic, thyme, broth & tomatoes to the pan and cook for about 8-10 minutes.
3) Add Cajun seasoning and Worcestershire sauce and simmer for 20 minutes.
4) Add the shrimp and simmer until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
5) Add lemon juice and season with hot sauce, sea salt and pepper to taste.

I served it over a half cup of brown rice, adding 1 carb serving to the mix. It was so good that I really want to do it again.

I wanted to share this here, as I may want to make it again. It’s “diet approved” but doesn’t taste like diet food.

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