It's also good to have something light for dinner when it's hot since heat is a natural appetite suppressant. I didn't want to be hungry, especially since I workout at night but I didn't want to eat anything heavy either. Shrimp is a good answer to that situation. Since I classify myself as a lazy cook, I usually buy one of those packs of raw shrimp with the tails on from Costco, strip the tails off the entire bag of shrimp, separate them into meal-size portions, and put them in quart-size freezer bags. Whenever I want to cook something easy, I take a bag out of the freezer and throw together a quick stir fry of shrimp and spices. I'm cutting back on rice (I know, I know, that goes against my Asian roots) so I'll usually eat the shrimp atop some salad greens. No fatty dressings needed since the shrimp provides its own flavor. And lest you think I'm being "so healthy", what a light dinner really means is I have room for dessert.
2 teaspoons olive oil
Zest of 1 large orange (plus the juice if desired)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (depending on how spicy you like it)
- Place all ingredients in a large skillet and sauté the shrimp just until pink. Serve immediately.