Girl on the Go Meals – Penne Rosa with Shrimp.

Morning workout- Taught 55 minutes of spin class, 30 minutes of yoga for athletes in my living room.
Hello there!
One of my favorite ingredients to cook with right now is greek yogurt. It’s a healthier alternative to the heavier creams, and packs quite the protein punch! I use it in my smoothies, and most recently pasta dishes. Last night I tried out this penne rosa recipe! Perfect if you don’t have time to slave away in the kitchen but still want a hearty, wholesome meal. Makes plenty of leftovers too for the next few days!
Adopted from this blog. I changed a few things for the sake of time (and laziness). You should also know that I like to eyeball ingredients so add more or less of whatever to your liking. I love to top a lot of my meals off with lots of red pepper cuz I like it hot!
Here’s what I used.
Multigrain penne pasta (you can substitute this for corn/rice pasta if you are GF)
2 cups of fresh spinach
1 cup of button mushrooms
Marinara sauce
1 cup of cooked shrimp
1/2 cup of nonfat plain greek yogurt
Garlic powder
Salt and red pepper flakes, to taste
Fresh parmesan & romano cheese
-Boil pasta until cooked, drain and set aside. In a skillet, sautee the shrimp and mushrooms with a little bit of olive oil. Add fresh spinach and cook all the way through. Combine cooked pasta with shrimp, spinach and mushrooms in a pan. Add marinara sauce, greek yogurt and seasonings. Cook dish on medium low til sauces are cooked all the way through.
-Sprinkle cheese on top and go to town. I served it up with a lovely glass of pinot noir.
What is your workout today? Have you tried any new dishes lately? 

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

35 thoughts on “Girl on the Go Meals – Penne Rosa with Shrimp.

  1. Gosh that pasta looks divine! And accompanied by pinot noir! Is this heaven or what?
    Wednesdays are my days off, so I’m very proud of relaxing my muscles 😀

  2. Yum, this sounds great! And they’re ingredients I probably already have in my fridge. Thanks for sharing! The pasta looks like an instagram picture, I’d love to follow you!

  3. Will go kickboxing later!!! 🙂
    Love pasta dishes especially pesto! 🙂
    Will be in Houston this weekend to cheer for my friend race the IRONMAN so let’s see what new dishes Texas has in store for me. 🙂

  4. Yum, that looks and sounds delish. I have been using greek yogurt a lot as a base in soup recipes to get that creamy taste and texture without using cream or a ton of milk. Not only is it healthy, it tastes good!

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