There’s a saying: “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”. And it turns out that this pattern – at least the small dinner part – is really good for you! (For those of us doing intermittent fasting with 2 meals a day, this saying needs a rewrite to: “break-fast like a king and supper like a pauper”.)

Going to bed with a belly stuffed full of food never feels good, and it disturbs sleep quality, too. Having a light dinner solves that (as does eating dinner earlier; it’s best to stop eating – ie. close your eating window – for the day at least 2-3 hours before you lie down for the night). And eating your main meal midday loads you with fuel at a time when you’re more likely to make immediate use of it (rather than store it as body fat). Sounds good, right? 😉

This recipe is a light and delicious meal that’s quick and easy to make and super healthy to boot, and works beautifully for light dinners. And it’s Paleolow carb/Keto and Whole30-friendly. Enjoy!

Lemon-Parsley Shrimp and Roasted Tomatoes

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto, low carb, paleo, whole30
Servings: 4
Calories: 219kcal


  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • sea salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 lb medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 4 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Slice each tomato into 8 wedges.
  • Remove and discard seeds and juice.
  • Put tomato wedges in a medium bowl and toss with avocado oil, minced garlic, sea salt and pepper.
  • Place seasoned tomato wedges in a large, greased cookie sheet or casserole dish and spread out in an even layer.
  • Roast tomatoes on top rack of oven for 20 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, toss shrimp with lemon juice and parsley to coat.
  • Remove cookie sheet/casserole dish from oven and add the shrimp, parsley, and lemon juice.
  • Return the dish to the oven and bake until the shrimp are cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 641mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1140IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg