Shrimp can be a great addition to your clean-eating meal plan. It contains both omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids that is important for your brain and immune system. Besides the fact that shrimp are packed with minerals and vitamins – such as selenium, vitamin B12 and phosphorus – they are also relatively low in calories and high in protein.
Shrimp take very little time to cook and they are the perfect combination of health and deliciousness. If you are looking for a quick, lean dinner that you can whip up in less than 30 minutes, shrimp is the perfect choice. Here are ten fantastic clean eating recipes starring shrimp!
1. Pan-Seared Shrimps Marinated with Ginger, Honey and Chili
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This dish is full of flavors – sweet taste from the honey, a hint of spicy from the ginger and chilies and a delicate taste from shrimp. You can prepare the marinade in no time, leave the shrimps in it for 30 minutes, cook in a pan 2-3 minutes both side and done! Served with fresh salad or rice on the side it makes a perfect weekday dinner.
2. Shrimp Wonton Soup
Recipe via apple-of-my-eye.com
Don’t let the little dumplings or wontons scare you away. It is very easy to make them, especially if you use pre-made wonton skins. You can find it in most grocery stores’ refrigerated Asian section. This delicious soup will fill you up without feeling overly weighed down. Quick and healthy, exactly what we need for a weeknight dinner.
3. One Pan Roasted Shrimp and Green Beans
Recipe via cleananddelicious.com
This recipe could not get much easier! Simply add a few dried seasonings to the green beans and to the shrimps, toss it all in the oven for a quick roast and that’s it. Serve it on its own or add some steamed brown rice. Super easy and nutritious meal!
4. Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
Recipe via yummyaddiction.com
Here is a beautiful appetizer that is colorful, crunchy, sweet and tangy in the same time. Perfect for impressing your guests or when you fancy something extra light for dinner. The recipe features an easy to make and refreshing pineapple pecan coleslaw!
5. Cilantro Lime Rice Shrimp Bowl
Recipe via lovelylittlekitchen.com
This one is another simple and quick recipe with sweet jumbo shrimps sautéed in spiced butter. Try this zesty cilantro lime rice. You will need to sauté the onion, garlic and jalapeños fo 3-4 minutes. Add rice, broth, lime juice, salt and fresh cilantro and cook until tender.
6. Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls
Recipe via www.jessicagavin.com
Fresh spring rolls are one of the best dishes of the Vietnamese cuisine. They are perfect as an appetizer but also you can enjoy them when you want something light and fresh. If you haven’t worked with rice paper wrappers before, don’t worry it is very simple. Fill the rice noodle wrappers with shrimps, rice vermicelli noodles, fresh veggies and dip them into peanut butter sauce. No snack is more delicious than this low-fat meal.
7. Spinach Salad With Shrimps
Recipe via www.saltandlavender.com
We just love salads that are full of good stuff. Like this Spinach Salad with Shrimp! It is the perfect combination of garlicky shrimp, juicy tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, zesty lime, cucumber, creamy avocado plus a smoky-sweet dressing! Fresh flavors and filling veggies make a delicious healthy meal.
8. Shrimp Stir-Fry With Tofu and Leek
Recipe via www.sippitysup.com
Stir-fries are perfect for a weeknight dinner as they come together fast and easy. This perfect stress free meal requires a few ingredients such as tofu, shrimps, leek, ginger, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar. Serve it straight away with plain steamed rice!
9. Greek Shrimp Salad
Recipe via www.livingchirpy.com
Now that Spring is here we crave more fresh vegetables and it is hard to beat a salad filled with leafy greens and other yummy bites. Such as this Greek Shrimp Salad topped with shrimp and then smothered in a warm lemon butter dressing. It is not advisable to skip the dressing as our body needs fat to absorb the nutrients. If you prefer use olive oil instead of butter.
10. Kung Pao Shrimp
Recipe via chefsavvy.com
Kung Pao is a classic Chinese dish from the Sichuan Province in southwestern China. It is traditionally made with chicken, but here is a recipe that uses shrimps instead of chicken. Kung Pao Shrimp is flavorful, super easy and a lot healthier than take-out.