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{foil packet cajun shrimp}

Okay friends, you would never believe the crazy ass weather this morning by the looks of the sky now.  Today turned out beautiful!  Can we keep it like this for a bit?  At least through the weekend?  K, thanks!

Also, BIG thank you for all the sweet messages about yesterdays {easter basket goodies} post.  I love helping a sister out and sharing all the things!  My stats doubled and that made my day!  So, thank you, thank you for continuing to read my daily rambles.

Now on to the recipe that I’m really here to talk about…….

My mom called me last week and said she made a Skinny Taste recipe and LOVED it.  So I told her to send it over.  In case you didn’t already know, we are BIG Skinny Taste fans over here.  I was introduced back in my Weight Watchers days and have continued to make Gina’s skinny recipes since.  Always healthy.  Always fresh.  And she always has nutrition facts/weight watchers points on each recipe.  Makes it really easy to log meals into my fitness pal!

Anyway, we loved it.  Bay requested NO shrimp, so I threw some extra sausage in her foil packet.



This recipe made 6 foil packets.  Bay + I each ate one.  Best part, they are freezer friendly.  I stuck the other 4 in the freezer for a busy weeknight.  Pop them out of the freezer.  Lay on a baking sheet (always lined with foil) Then you stick them in a cold oven.  Set it to 425 degrees.  Once the oven reaches 425 degrees, set the timer for 35 minutes.  No need to thaw/defrost.  You’ve got a healthy dinner with zero work!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 lb. bag Trader Joe’s Argentinian Shrimp (in the freezer section)
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 2 chicken sausage links, very thinly sliced
  • 1 zucchini, sliced into rounds
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded + cut into strips
  • 1 1/2 cups corn
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt + pepper


Here’s what you’ll do:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a bowl combine cajun seasoning + salt + pepper.  Add shrimp and toss to coat.

Place 4 large pieces of foil about 10 x 18 inch, on a baking sheet.

Divide sausage + zucchini + bell peppers + corn among the foil pieces.  Place veggies in the center and top with about 6 shrimp.  Sprinkle with parsley + basil.

Drizzle each with 1 tablespoon white wine + 1/2 tablespoon olive oil.

Fold foil to form packets.  Seal tightly leaving room inside for air to circulate.

With foil packets on a baking sheet, place in the oven for 13 minutes.

Pour foil packets over rice + pasta or veggies and ENJOY!!


Note: you can make these packets in advance and freeze in a large freezer bag till ready.  Would make for a great weekend meal prep idea.


xoxo stacyb

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