Are you looking for something light, tasty, and packed with protein? Shrimp is the perfect choice for a delicious meal that won’t weigh you down.
From stir-fries to soups, this versatile ingredient can be used in plenty of low calorie recipes to fuel your body without leaving you feeling overly full.
We know that sometimes it’s hard to come up with creative ideas when it comes to preparing healthy meals at home, so we’ve created something special: a collection of easy low-cal dishes featuring shrimp as the star ingredient.
Read on for some fresh new inspiration—no matter how busy your life gets!
Low-Cal Shrimp Recipes
1. Shrimp Fajitas
You’re going to love these Shrimp Fajitas. Just a brief marinade, a quick toss in the skillet, and you’ve got a restaurant-quality meal the whole family will love.
Served with your choice of corn or flour tortillas, they can be your easy weeknight dinner or special Sunday meal.
Get the Recipe: Shrimp Fajitas
2. Shrimp Foil Packets
We’re giving you a great summer dinner idea that is quick to prepare, with easy clean up later. Plus, it’s fun to eat with your friends and family.
These Shrimp Foil Packets are a delicious healthy-ish meal with all your favorite summer veggies. Ready in just 12 minutes on your grill, campfire or even in the oven, this is great meal prep for all your future camp outs, Sunday cookouts, or simply great weeknight dinners.
Get the Recipe: Shrimp Foil Packets
3. Jerk Shrimp
Juicy, plump shrimp with BOLD island flavors… Jerk Shrimp! Caribbean style.
Spicy, balanced with the right amount of sweetness and loads of zesty, bright flavors. Just a few simple ingredients from your pantry and you can create an amazingly delicious shrimp recipe in under 20 minutes.
Get the Recipe: Jerk Shrimp
4. Farro Salad with Shrimp and Veggies
This Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables is one of my new favorite light meals. It’s so refreshing, a perfect alternative to those summer burgers.. If you are looking for a great summer salad idea, this is it!!
It’s a great make ahead dish, perfect for meal prep. If you’ve never cooked with farro, this is the recipe you need to try…
Get the Recipe: Farro Salad with Shrimp
5. Thai Shrimp Curry
Spicy, aromatic and exotic… Thai curries. I’m ready for a big bowl any time of the day. Today’s Thai Shrimp Curry is a very special recipe that I have been cooking for years.
You can make it as an authentic, hot curry one would get on the streets of Bangkok, or customize the heat a little to suite your palate.
Get the Recipe: Thai Shrimp Curry
6. Shrimp Remoulade
Shrimp Remoulade – Now this is art! Lettuce cups adorned with plump succulent shrimp, tossed generously with my favorite Louisiana style remoulade.
This is a New Orleans classic that never gets old. If you like shrimp, then you are going to love our Shrimp Remoulade…
Get the Recipe: Shrimp Remoulade
7. Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Shrimp Fra Diavolo – because spicy is Delicious! Spice up your life, embrace this bowl of succulent plump shrimp, tomatoes and a kick of heat… some pasta doused in that sauce or nice crusty bread.
Save a cozy night for some Shrimp Fra Diavolo. Aaaand, since you are the chef in your own kitchen, you can adjust that heat too.
Get the Recipe: Shrimp Fra Diavolo
8. Cajun Shrimp and Grits
Indulge in the mouthwatering delight of Cajun Shrimp and Grits – a dish that embodies the true essence of southern comfort food.
With its rich blend of flavors and textures, this culinary masterpiece is sure to satisfy your cravings. Plus, the best part is that it can be prepared in just 30 minutes, making it a quick and convenient option for any occasion.
Get the Recipe: Cajun Shrimp and Grits
9. Filipino Pancit
Pancit, or Pancit Bihon, is a cherished noodle dish in Filipino cuisine, beloved for generations. It’s a perfect stir fry of thin rice vermicelli noodles, tender meats, and crisp vegetables.
The thin vermicelli rice noodles are the star, translucent and flavor-soaking, perfectly complemented by bite-sized chicken, shrimp, and an array of colorful vegetables like carrots, cabbage, bell peppers, snow peas.
Get the Recipe: Filipino Pancit
10. Shrimp Saganaki
Shrimp Saganaki – Now we are talking some serious flavors in this Greek favorite. Some incredible flavor combo happens when you cook plump shrimp in a garlicky savory tomato sauce and finish it off with salty feta.
Saganaki is something you will see in every little Greek taverna, and it brings joy to everyone’s faces when it comes to the table.
Get the Recipe: Shrimp Saganaki
11. Jamaican Curry Shrimp
Look at this Curry Bowl!! Bold and insanely inviting! My ultimate comfort food, Jamaican Curry Shrimp, is a vibrant, spicy, and incredibly flavorful dish that perfectly captures the essence of Caribbean cuisine.
Imagine plump, juicy shrimp coated in a luscious sauce that’s both fiery and comforting. Whether you’re a fan of Caribbean cuisine or simply looking to spice up your dinner routine, this Jamaican Curry Shrimp is your passport to a tropical flavor paradise.
Get the Recipe: Jamaican Curry Shrimp
12. Asopao de Camarones
Asopao de Camarones… A tasty, flavor bomb of Shrimp and Rice Soup. Soup that is thick and hearty, almost like a stew.
This one is jam packed with all the Latin flavors of adobo, sofrito and sazon, the trinity of typical Puerto Rican cuisine.
Get the Recipe: Asopao de Camarones
13. Hunan Shrimp
Indulge in the bold and fiery flavors of Hunan Shrimp, a classic dish hailing from the Hunan province of China, known for its hot and spicy cuisine.
This dish features succulent shrimp stir-fried with a mix of fresh vegetables and seasoned with a rich blend of garlic, ginger, and chili peppers, creating a perfect harmony of heat and flavor.
Get the Recipe: Hunan Shrimp
14. Thai Basil Shrimp Fried Rice
Here’s a little spin on your regular fried rice with a huge flavor upgrade!!
This Thai Basil Shrimp Fried Rice is infused with such amazing spicy and umami flavors that you will wonder how simple fried rice can be so tasty.
Get the Recipe: Thai Basil Shrimp Fried Rice
15. Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa
Experience a burst of fresh and zesty flavors with these Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos, paired perfectly with a sweet and tangy Mango Salsa.
This dish is a delightful fusion of spicy, marinated shrimp and the tropical sweetness of mango, creating a lively and colorful meal.
Wrapped in soft tacos and topped with this vibrant salsa, each bite is a refreshing blend of heat, zest, and sweetness, making it an ideal choice for a light yet satisfying meal.
Get the Recipe: Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos
16. Harissa Shrimp
This Harissa Shrimp is a quick dinner that’s bursting with smoky, zesty, exotic flavors.
It’s easy enough to go in your regular rotation, but unique and special enough to impress guests with.
The next time you’re looking for a culinary journey, take your taste buds to the lands of North Africa…
Get the Recipe: Harissa Shrimp
So there you go, plenty of low calorie shrimp recipes to choose from. Who says healthy can’t be tasty? The only question now is, which to try first?
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