Healthy Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Sausage Foil Packs

This is about as easy as dinner can get!  This one dish meal makes clean up and cooking a breeze!  All you do is wrap the uncooked ingredients in foil, and grill or bake the packs, and the entire meal is ready in minutes!  It is an easy, healthy meal that has a perfect mix of complex carbs and 45 grams of lean protein, all for under 500 calories - Perfect!  The beauty of it is that the whole wheat couscous cooks and absorbs the fluid from the vegetables - so there is no need to precook, and since the entire meal is cooked in foil packs, there is virtually no clean up at all!

Healthy Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Sausage Foil Packs

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs pealed and deveined shrimp  (I used Trader Joe's Argentinian Red Shrimp - they are already peeled and deveined - you can read about it here)
  • 9 oz OR 4 links of Chicken Sausage - sliced (I used Amylu Italian Chicken Sausage or Trader Joes Chicken Sausage)
  • 6 ounces Asparagus - cut in large pieces, end discarded 
  • 4 ounces Broccoli - cut in large pieces 
  • 8 ounces Portabella Caps (about 2 to 3 caps - sliced 
  • 8 ounces Cherry Tomatoes - cut in half
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1 Cup of Dried Whole Wheat Couscous - Uncooked (I used Trader Joe's brand - you can read about it here)
  • 2 Lemons - 1 Lemon cut in round slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano 
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves - minced
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • 2 ounces Feta Cheese - optional - I used Light Feta from Trader Joes

Directions:

Thaw shrimp in bowl.  Meanwhile, place 4 large squares of foil on counter and spray the center with cooking spray or olive oil.  Layer 1/4 cup of dry couscous on each piece of foil.  Divide mushroom slices, asparagus, broccoli, tomatoes and carrots among packets, placing them directly over the dry couscous.  Divide sliced sausage over vegetables.  Season with salt and pepper.  

In bowl with shrimp, toss in lemon zest, oregano, basil, minced garlic and squeeze juice from one lemon.  Season with salt and pepper.  Divide the shrimp and remaining lemon juice among the packets and top with lemon slices.  I usually wrap the packets with a second piece of aluminum foil to make them more secure.  

Place on the grill and cook for 10 -15 minutes or until cooked through.  Remove from heat and open packets, top each packet with 1/4 of the feta and chopped fresh cilantro.  Be careful opening packets - they will be hot.  Seal up for a minute to melt the feta.  

*Oven Directions: Bake in preheated 425 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through.

Nutritional Information:  Serving size 4, Calories 472, Fat 4.7 grams, Sat Fat 1.5 grams, Carbohydrates 49 grams, Fiber 7 grams, Sugar 5 grams, Protein 45 grams (Made with the ingredients I used) 

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