Skinny Shrimp Curry

Over the last few weeks I’ve been getting more and more emails from people seeing great results from The Anti-Diet .

One woman lost 40lbs! Another girl has been using it to gain weight and get over her eating disorder. These make me inordinately happy. However, I’ve also been getting lots of comments from high schoolers asking how quickly they can lose 10-15lbs, all desperate to be ‘skinny’ for Christmas.

This really isn’t what The Anti-Diet is about. It’s about changing the way you feel about food, changing your habits and being able to be one of those ‘naturally skinny’ people, even if you enjoy a big juicy burger now and then. Ahem…

Yes, if you follow it you will lose weight, but your body will lose it at the right pace for you.

It’s not a fad diet, you’re not going to lose a stone in a week, but I can promise that if you stick to it you’ll never have to diet again. Scouts honour.

So, with that in mind I thought I should treat you to another “80% good” recipe that will feel 100% satisfying.

This prawn curry is rich, tasty, filling and seriously healthy.

A big ol’ bowl only contains around 300 calories, lots of zinc, vitamin A, B, C, potassium, lycopene (anti-cancer & anti-ageing), protein and all sorts of goodies your body craves.

It’s sinfully easy.

To serve two you’ll need:

Olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

Piece of ginger the size of your thumb, grated

4tsp turmeric

2tsp garam masala

2tsp paprika

2-4tsp chilli flakes (your choice here)

2 tins chopped tomatoes

2tbsp brown sugar

400g raw prawns

Big pinch of salt & pepper

1tbsp low fat greek yogurt + more for serving.

Heat your oil up in a big saucepan. Once it’s nice and hot add your onions, garlic, ginger, spices & chilli. Fry together until you’ve got nice soft onions and a fragrant spice paste. Throw in your tomatoes, sugar, salt & pepper. You want to lose some of the water from the tomato so cook until it starts to reduce. Once the sauce has thickened up to your liking, pop your prawns in. Cook until they curl up on themselves a bit and become completely opaque. Stir your yogurt through, this will make it a bit more of a “curry colour”.

Serve with cold yogurt. Eat by itself for a light healthy lunch or pair with rice or a naan bread for a more hearty supper.

Remember! You don’t need to finish it, stop when you’re full. My mum’s favourite way of putting it is: “When you fill the car up with petrol, you fill the tank, you don’t fill the back seat & your handbag too!” Eat as much as you need and leave the rest. Enjoy!

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