We had plans to head out for dinner over the weekend, but hubby’s bike ride ran longer due to a Computrainer issue.  So, he nicely asked if I mind staying in….Well, what could I say.  He did ask nicely.  So, I pulled a pound of shrimp out of the freezer to defrost, cancelled our plans, and prepared one of my 30 Minute Healthy Dinners recipes (once the shrimp was defrosted).  When I scoured the kitchen for several side dishes, I ended up with:

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30 Minute Healthy Dinners – Garlic Shrimp & Butternut Squash with Asparagus.

Garlic Shrimp

Butternut Squash with Rosemary

and

Asparagus

This recipe serves 2 people and calls for a pound of shrimp and a whole butternut squash, so chances are you will have leftovers.  Enjoy them…

GARLIC SHRIMP

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound shrimp; shells removed and cleaned
  • 4 garlic cloves, diced
  • 3 lemons, juiced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

PREPARATION

  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Combine the above ingredients in a glass bowl and toss a few times.
  • Let sit for 15-20 minutes.
  • Pour shrimp onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH

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30 Minute Healthy Dinners – Butternut Squash with Rosemary. Enjoyed as a leftover…

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and diced (I like small bite size pieces)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2-3 rosemary sprigs, pulled off the stem
  • 1/4 water or broth of your choice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

PREPARATION

  • In an iron skillet over medium heat, warm 2 tbsp olive oil.
  • Saute the onion until just tender and add the butternut squash.
  • Stir every few minutes and after 10 minutes, add 1/4 cup water or broth, salt, pepper, and rosemary.
  • Cover and stir every few minutes until squash is soft.
  • Remove cover and cook a bit longer to desired texture.

Serve with asparagus or your favorite greens.  Done..

Be sure to check out our other 30 Minute Healthy Dinners recipes.

 – DANA

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE 30 MINUTE HEALTHY MEAL RECIPE?