Lemon Garlic Shrimp with zucchini Zoodles

One of my more successful recipes for the HCG diet. To stay on protocol, skip the oil and butter and sub chicken broth. A quick and easy recipe that can come together on a weeknight! Delicious!


4 medium sized zucchini 

1 lb of shrimp

1-2 cloves of garlic, minced

2 T butter (can sub with 1/4 cup chicken broth for HCG P2)

2 T olive oil (can sub with 1/4 cup chicken broth for HCG P2)

juice of one large lemon

onion powder

garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste

old bay seasoning


Zoodle the zucchini and add it to a frying pan along with a splash of olive oil (or broth).

Saute for about 5-7 minutes on medium. It is done when it is still a bit “firm”.

Set aside. (preferably on paper towels to absorb any excess moisture)

Add the fresh shrimp to pan saute with a little butter on medium until just done. Season with salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder.

Set aside.

Add 2 T butter to the pan along with the garlic.

Saute for 1-2 minutes.

Add the shrimp and zoodles back to the pan and squeeze the juice of one lemon over top. Sprinkle with Old Bay Seasoning.

Toss and heat for 1-2 minutes.