These healthy shrimp recipes are super flavourful and unbelievably delicious, with options for lunches, dinners and easy appetizers!
Healthy Shrimp Recipes
Shrimp is a healthy protein option that you can easily incorporate into delicious meals. Plus, it cooks quickly and is pretty affordable! That being said, creating healthy shrimp recipes does require moderation – watch out for shrimp recipes that use lots of butter and rich cream sauces.
If you’re looking for ways to make your shrimp recipe even healthier, here are a couple of suggestions:
- When making shrimp pasta recipes, use spiralized veggie noodles instead of traditional pasta.
- Try to avoid making deep-fried shrimp, or do it in moderation. Instead, make grilled shrimp, steam it, or bake it in an oven.
I rounded up my favourite healthy shrimp recipes for you to try with everything from appetizers to lunches and dinners. They’re all super flavourful, delicious and healthy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Shrimp is a healthy seafood that’s low in calories, rich in antioxidants and high in protein. It’s also full of vitamins, minerals and Omega-3 fatty acids which help to improve heart and brain health.
Shrimp is super easy to make, especially since there are so many ways you can cook it. You can boil, fry, grill or steam shrimp. If you’re frying your shrimp, make sure you’re not using a lot of butter, as that can increase the calorie count.
The calorie count of your shrimp recipe really depends on what other ingredients you’re adding in – but one medium-sized raw shrimp has about 7 calories, so it’s definitely a low-calorie protein option.
Watch how to make some of these recipes on YouTube!
Shrimp appetizers are so much more than a bit of cocktail sauce (although the Easy Cranberry Basil Shrimp Cocktail is to die for). Start your meal with one of these delicious appetizers that everyone is sure to love!
Shrimp Lunch Recipes
Enjoy a mid-afternoon pick-me-up with one of these tasty shrimp lunch recipes. They’re all light but super filling and have plenty of protein so you’ll stay full all afternoon.
Shrimp Salad & Bowl Recipes
Shrimp is already super healthy – but when you combine it with a bunch of yummy fruits and veggies in a salad or bowl, it’s even better.
Shrimp Pasta Recipes
There’s nothing like a good bowl of pasta. I rounded up some of my favourite pasta recipes that use shrimp so you can add a bit more flavour and protein to your pasta dish.
Shrimp Taco Recipes
Take taco night to the next level by swapping out the chicken or beef for shrimp. It’s healthy, low in calories and more affordable than your traditional taco protein.
Shrimp Dinner Recipes
Looking for a quick and easy dinner idea? Shrimp recipes are the way to go. Shrimp is ready in a flash, so it’s perfect for those busy weeknights where you need something fast.