It’s not really hard to create meals that are Abs Diet friendly. The diet provides you with a list of foods that you should eat on a regular basis. They are part of the power foods. I believe its something like each meal should have at least 3 power foods and each snack should have one. But, since I’m easily sidetracked with unhealthy recipes like jalapeno popper quiche or milky way cookies, I need the option to flip through a nice healthy cookbook and pick my dinner choices that way.
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 28 oz. tomato sauce
- 28 oz. diced tomatoes, not drained
- 1/4 cup red wine
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/2 lb. scallops
- 1/2 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 10 oz. baby clams, drained
- 2 1/2 cups baby spinach
1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, pepper and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until slightly softened.
2. Add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, wine, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, crushed red pepper flakes and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add the scallops, shrimp and clams. Return to a boil and boil for 6-8 minutes or until the scallops are tender and the shrimp are pink.
4. Stir in the baby spinach and cook for 1 minute more.
This soup has 3 power foods; olive oil, shrimp and spinach. It was a bit too acidic for my taste. I think I’d like it better with half of the tomato sauce and more water, even though that would make it more soup-like than a stew. Otherwise, the flavors went together really nicely and its one of those foods that fills you up quickly so you don’t end up eating too much.