Spotlight Recipes: Low-Cal Shrimp Picks

by in Healthy Recipes, January 22, 2009


Sweet and tender, shrimp are extremely low in calories and a terrific source of protein. Three ounces of cooked shrimp (that’s about 15 large ones) only has 85 calories, 18 grams of protein and less than 1 gram of fat — that’s as lean as lean protein gets.

Shrimp recipes are so easy to prepare because they cook so fast. They make for delicious appetizers, finger foods, salads and main courses.

I always keep a bag of frozen raw shrimp on hand. All I have to do is run them under cool water for about five minutes to defrost. I use shrimp in stir fries or sauté them in a little olive oil, which I can then add to pasta dishes or throw in a wrap with salsa, black beans and brown rice for a delicious burrito.

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Comments (7)

  1. Erica says:

    Thank you for the great shrimp recipes!!! My boyfriend and I LOVE shrimp and I can’t wait to make some of these.

  2. Michelle says:

    These all sound delicious! I can’t wait to try these recipes!

  3. Topher says:

    I love shrimp!!! I didn’t know they were that low in calories. I always keep some in the freezer for some quick protein. Great info, thank you healthy eats.

  4. zac bombassi says:

    I love shrimp and u gave me better reasons to eat healthier. Thanks a lot.

  5. But, I've always heard shrimp was high in cholesterol!!

  6. And what have we always heard about the cholesterol factor when it comes to shrimp? How can this info contradict that??

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