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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.
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.
One sure way to avoid the highly processed add-ins found in many protein bars is to turn out a batch using your own ingredients and a boost of protein powder. A word on that front: You’ll want a protein powder low in added and artificial sweeteners. Whey, which is dairy-based, is one good option, butRead more