By Michelle McIvor
Updated: July 25, 2013

Are you ready to party on Fat Tuesday? "You can still have a blast during Mardi Gras without blowing your healthy routine," says Jessica Smith, certified fitness expert and creator of the 10 Pounds Down DVD Series. "Whip up lighter versions of your favorite Mardi Gras food and drinks and be sure to dance as much as you can... dancing is the perfect way to burn off any extra party calories without spoiling any of the fun." she says. If you do end up indulging more than you planned, don't beat yourself up over it. "Just go right back to your normal routine the next day," Smith says.

Celebrate Fat Tuesday 2011 and stay on track with your healthy eating plan with these two delicious SHAPE Mardi Gras inspired Fat Tuesday recipes.

Blackened Shrimp Po' Boy

This is a creamy, scrumptious way to serve seafood.

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

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