8 Healthy Shrimp Recipes You Absolutely Need to Try

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Whether you desperately seek a healthy and satisfying, low-cal dinner, or just love seafood, shrimp is where it’s at. Besides being the most cost-effective way to get your fishy fix, there are so many reasons to love shrimp. Versatility is number one. Shell-on, shell-off, peeled, deveined, any way you buy, you can ensure you’ll be getting the punch of protein you need and the flavors you crave—all without busting your belly! Stand back Gorton’s fisherman, there’s a new sailor in town.

Have a little fun in the kitchen with these awesome healthy shrimp recipes (just click on the recipe name to access the full recipe):

1. Sweet Potato & Shrimp Noodle Bowl >

Healthy Noodle Recipes Sweet Potato Noodles with Creamy Almond Butter Sauce
Delicious, satiating and smooth beyond belief, this Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl with Creamy Almond Butter Sauce is so delightful you won’t mind eating healthy. Shrimp keeps this dish light, while the almond butter ensures you are still getting that wonderfully satisfying fat. Sweet potatoes up the nutrition of this meal and fill you up with complex carbs.

2. 10-Minute Shrimp Fajitas >

Healthy Shrimp Recipes 10-Minute Shrimp Fajita
Have only minutes to spare? We know the feeling. Bang out some of these amazing, chili-spiced 10-Minute Shrimp Fajitas. There’s absolutely no way that Mexican takeout could be ready as quickly or be as nutritious as this favorite dinner dish. Bell peppers, onion powder, garlic powder and cumin bring a whole wheat tortilla to life like nothing else. It’s the best of both worlds: Seafood and Mexican cuisine. Make this healthy shrimp recipe after a really late night of work for quick grub, or the next day’s lunch.

3. Shrimp Taco Bites >

Shrimp Taco Bites Healthy Shrimp Recipes
Shrimp Taco Bites surprise any dinner guest with such a fun spin on the seafood option everyone expects paired plain with cocktail sauce. Little baskets made from baked whole wheat tortilla are a creative and easy way to cradle each bite of shrimp with a mouthful of serious flavor. Avocado, pico de gallo and chili powder are just a couple of additions that transform your PowerFuel and SmartCarb serving into something very special.

4. Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Pasta >

Healthy Shrimp Recipes Shrimp Scampi
Let’s face it, Shrimp Scampi is a calorie bomb. Like many Italian dishes, with heavy pasta bases, this meal is not often enjoyed by the health conscious. We are here to tell you that we have the solution. This Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Pasta is a lower-carb take on the shrimp dinner your love. Sprialized zucchini balances out whole wheat spaghetti, while vegetable stock, garlic and lemon juice deliver some serious zest. Fancy dinner for one: Done.

5. Lemon Garlic Shrimp Kebabs >

Healthy Shrimp Recipes Lemon Garlic Shrimp Kebabs
Eating with a fork is so last year. Eat your shrimp off of a skewer! Lemon Garlic Shrimp Kebabs mean fewer dishes and less dinner/lunch drama. Knowing the right ingredients to make a dish pop, is key here. Just the tasty basics—like basil, thyme, parsley and oregano—and two (we kid you not, two) easy ingredients, and you’re good to go. As far as healthy shrimp recipes go, this one is a keeper for the busy bees.

6. Shrimp Spring Roll with Chili Soy Sauce >

Healthy Shrimp Recipes Shrimp Spring Roll with Chili Soy Sauce
Asian flair brought to your shrimp dinner fare. The Shrimp Spring Roll with Chili Soy Sauce is unique and oh-so-delicious. Chili sauce blends so sweetly with soy to season up a rice-paper stuffed masterpiece. Shrimp, cabbage and sprouts may be healthy, but taste is the number one reason to favor this meal. Whether dinner or lunch, you’ll leave the table deeply pleased.

7. Shrimp Cucumber Bites >

Healthy Shrimp Recipes Shrimp Cucumber Bites
Shrimp is almost designed to be eaten in bite form. Shrimp Cucumber Bites take seconds to throw together because hummus does all of the work for you. Get your water-packed vegetable in, along with some PowerFuel and a little nutrient-dense SmartCarb action. Finished with paprika, you’ll feel like this healthy shrimp recipe was meant for an elegant crowd, but you can have it all to yourself.

8. Creamy Green Gazpacho with Shrimp >

Creamy Green Gazpacho with Grilled Shrimp Healthy Shrimp Recipes
Soup is healing for the soul, but what good is that if you’re busy burning your tongue as you try to dive in? Creamy Green Gazpacho with Shrimp is a cool option on a couple of different levels. Easily whipped together in the blender, this healthy shrimp recipe packs an extra punch of protein with nonfat Greek yogurt, satiates with water-dense cucumber and pleases the palate with spices like cilantro and cumin. The only effort expended is cooking the shrimp (for about eight minutes) and your dish in on the table. Use precooked shrimp and this recipe is almost entirely effortless. Too good to be true? We think not.