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It’s a common misconception that shrimp is strictly forbidden to those watching their weight and cholesterol because they are considered “fatty”. Nothing could be further from the truth. Shrimp have hardly any saturated fat and there are only 166 milligrams of cholesterol in 3 oz of the cooked crustacean. Those same three ounces pack 300 milligrams of Omega3 fats which is not to be sneezed at.
Shrimp is one of the best choices if you’re looking to cut back on carbohydrates because it has zero carbs! It’s also a great, low-cal source of lean protein that can be prepared in minutes as can see in these 10 easy-to-make and oh, so yummy recipes:
Chinese chile-garlic sauce and ginger matchsticks give this recipe layers (and tons) of flavor. Be sure to use fresh ginger, though. It makes all difference![caption id="attachment_2194" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Photo credit: Antonis Achilleos for Food & Wine.[/caption]
Tostadas are super easy to make and offer an entire cornucopia of options in terms of ingredients and flavors. Just begin with a lightly toasted tortilla and top it off with your favorite combinations.Photo credit: Jennifer Causey for My Recipes.[/caption]
A great, simple dish for game night or just watching movies at home. Easy to make, it’s actually a healthy snack option that everyone will enjoy![caption id="attachment_2192" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Photo credit: The food in my beard[/caption]
If you’re riding the paleo wave, this recipe is perfect for you! Creamy grits made of cauliflower give this long-time classic a contemporary twist![caption id="attachment_2190" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo credit: Wicked Spatula[/caption]
This is an absurdly simple recipe that will take less than 5 mins to put together. The crunchiness of the shrimp is a perfectly complemented by the creaminess of the hummus. Yummy![caption id="attachment_2188" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo: Pinterest[/caption]
The fact that this recipe can be made in just 10 minutes, makes it one of our favorites! Fresh, distinct flavors that go well with your choice of pasta, rice or veggies.[caption id="attachment_2193" align="aligncenter" width="533"] Photo credit: Handle the heat[/caption]
This tapas-inspired dish is perfect for being served over toasted bread with some chilled, white wine. The red pepper gives it a little heat that is perfectly balanced with a splash of lemon juice when served.[caption id="attachment_2196" align="aligncenter" width="670"] Photo credit: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spanish-style-shrimp-with-garlic[/caption]
Salads don’t have to be boring. Try this simple recipe that can be made in minutes (provided you’ve grilled shrimp ready to go!). The mango gives it a tropical flair and you can add jalapeños for an extra kick![caption id="attachment_2191" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Photo credit: Epicurious.com[/caption]
Curries seem simple but are actually made of layers of flavors that mesh and combine while simmering in a pot. In this recipe, curry, coconut, lime, and basil are present in every bite.[caption id="attachment_2187" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo credit: Life, Love and Good Food[/caption]
A super easy-to-make, 6-ingredient recipe that looks simple and is actually jam-packed with flavor. Serve with pasta, pair it off with white wine and enjoy![caption id="attachment_2189" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Photo credit: All recipes[/caption]
Now you’ve got 10 healthy and super easy shrimp recipes to delight family, friends . . . and yourself!