Foodie Friday: Dairy Free Broccoli “Alfredo” with Shrimp


Dairy Free Broccoli "Alfredo" with ShrimpWelcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Montana from Pretty Lil’ Mudder, Emily from Whatever Floats Your Oats, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl, Farrah from Fairyburger and Cassandra from Powered by BLING to create awesome healthy recipes each week!  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

This week we are linking up to bring you comfort food recipes! I honestly struggled with what to make for this week.  When I tried to think of my favorite comfort food I wasn’t really sure I even had one.  Most traditional comfort foods are too heavy and greasy which have never really sat well with me.  I briefly considered making mac’n’cheese but when I started creating the recipe, I realized it was better suited for my Meatless Monday post, so stay tuned for that 😉 

While I am not sharing my mac’n’cheese recipe today, it did inspire me to make dairy free “Alfredo” with shrimp, so I apologize in advance for two pasta recipes in a row.  Growing up my mom would make Chicken Alfredo and it  made a regular appearance on our weekly menu, particularly when it was cold.  Given our twenty degree temps the last week, this revised recipe seemed rather fitting.  My dairy free version is still creamy and comforting but without all the guilt. Dairy Free Broccoli AlfredoDairy Free Broccoli "Alfredo"Dairy Free Broccoli Alfredo


Dairy Free Broccoli "Alfredo"
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  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. In a large sauce pan heat olive oil and add garlic and sautee.
  3. Add in coconut milk, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.
  4. Add in frozen broccoli and bring to a boil for several minutes then lower to a simmer letting mixture reduce and thicken.
  5. Add in shrimp and let it continue to reduce.
  6. Remove from heat and add in cooked spaghetti.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy!
  1. **Can just leave out shrimp or sub in cooked chicken instead.
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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Jennifer F
Reply November 21, 2014

oooh looks like a splurge . . .but healthy! yum
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    Reply November 21, 2014

    It tasted like a splurge but definitely a lot healthier! :)

Linda @ The Fitty
Reply November 21, 2014

I am dairy free and I miss eating alfredo so much---you just saved my sanity! I can't wait to try this recipe. Also, what are the rules to the linkup? :) I have some recipes I'd like to share.
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Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply November 21, 2014

The rest of my family would be all over this! They love shrimp and pesto
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Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply November 21, 2014

I make something similar, but with cauliflower, so I love that you have used broccoli as it is the better veggie in my opinion.
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    Reply November 21, 2014

    I am a broccoli fanatic...I think I eat it everyday! I would like to try it with cauliflower, I bet that tastes fantastic!

Cassandra @PoweredByBling
Reply November 21, 2014

I love this alteration of the all-to-decadent Alfredo. This healthy version is one you could eat anytime...and would make a great night before a race meal.
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    Reply November 21, 2014

    Yes! I have actually eaten the night before a race before. It really is perfect!

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply November 21, 2014

That looks yummy- I would have never thought of the coconut milk! Looks super easy and fast for a nice work week dinner!
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    Reply November 21, 2014

    Thanks! It is super easy and quick to make, which I'm all about especially on week nights!

Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete
Reply November 21, 2014

Um, good grief, that looks delicious.
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Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply November 21, 2014

That sounds delicious! Does it have a strong coconut taste??
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    Reply November 21, 2014

    Not at all, I use coconut milk in a lot of savory dishes...when seasoned it is more creamy than sweet!

Emily @ Whatever Floats Your Oats
Reply November 22, 2014

Looks delicious! I'm also looking forward to your mac and cheese!
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    Reply November 22, 2014

    Thanks, Em! I'm really excited to share the mac and cheese recipe :)

Reply November 22, 2014

That look so yummy! Love the bright green color :)

    Reply November 22, 2014

    Thanks! I was afraid it would be a bit unappealing but it really does taste great! :)

Reply November 22, 2014

This looks so great!!! I have been craving shrimp lately (not sure why) so this is a perfect way to add it in!
I almost made mac n cheese too! Ha. Looking forward to your recipe :)
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    Reply November 23, 2014

    Thank you! I love shrimp with pasta for some reason so if I'm not using chicken I usually sub shrimp!

Reply November 23, 2014

Many hoorays for broccoli alfredo! I've only done it with cauliflower so far, but broccoli definitely makes it prettier! :P
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    Reply November 23, 2014

    I haven't made it with cauliflower yet but I bet it tastes delicious!!!

Reply November 23, 2014

This looks really good and I just pinned it so I could make this later.
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