Fast Healthy Meals In 17 Minutes Or Less!

I have decided to make a new category of articles on the Wow site. Rachel Ray has the 30-minute meals and Pampered Chef boasts 29 minutes until dinner, so here at WOW! we will teach you how to get dinner on the table in 17  minutes or less!

Our Healthy Mission

fast healthy mealsThe WOW! You Are Really Lucky… Mission Statement:

Our mission here at WOW has always been to teach fun, fast and healthy food choices so that families can spend more quality time at the dinner table eating good-for-you foods.

Keeping with the mission of Wow! You Are Really Lucky…. the Meals In 17 Minutes Or Less series will be fast, healthy and also fun to make! In addition each article with recipe will be fast to read and learn. They will be short and to the point posts with a healthy messge!

The First Healthy Meal In 17 Minutes Or Less!

This basil pasta pesto is yummy! Whole grain pasta is a healthy alternative to white spaghetti with store-bought sauce making this a fun, fast and healthy mealtime solution! Perfect for our mission!

17  Minute Basil Pesto Shrimp Scampi

Healthy message = eat whole grain pasta

Serves 4

1 Tbs. olive oil
8-12 medium shrimp (or 2-3 per person)
¾ cup julienne sun dried tomatoes (dry packed)
3/4 cup pasta water
1/4 cup basil pesto prepared from grocery store in a jar (most jars are 4-5 oz, so 1 will do)
1/2 lb cooked whole grain capellini or spaghetti
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Boil water and cook your pasta according to package directions, then drain.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet.
  3. Add shrimp and sear about 1 minute, then tossing to sear again
  4. Add sun dried tomatoes, water, cook briefly 1 minute.
  5. Add pesto blend, salt and pepper, cook one minute.
  6. Stir in pasta then stir continuously until evenly distributed.

YUM!! Fun, fast and healthy and on the table in 17 minutes or less!


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