7 healthy recipes full of shrimp and full of flavor

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Whenever I think of a healthy meal, chicken and turkey burger are the first two proteins that come to mind. Somehow I always end up forgetting about shrimp, which is a shame because shrimp is delicious and low in fat and calories. It's a great way to add flavor and heartiness to a meal without ruining your diet.
Check out a few of these inventive shrimp recipes you can add to your meal rotation.
1. Barbecue shrimp (h/t Billy Keleman)
It's as simple as it sounds. Low in fat and high in protein, shrimp is a great option when you're trying to eat a healthier diet. You can serve the shrimp with rice or quinoa if you want something a little more filling.
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2. Quick honey-garlic shrimp (h/t Sally's Baking Addiction)
If you love the flavor of sweet shrimp, but you want to keep your meal healthy, opt for honey instead of sugar. Add a little low-sodium soy sauce and some spices, then serve it with your favorite vegetable.
3. Shrimp and cauliflower bake (h/t Eating Well)
While shrimp and pasta go great together, a simple way to cut down on carbs and fat is to swap out the pasta or rice for cauliflower. Add some tomato, dill, and feta for a flavorful dish that is low cal.
4. Pan-seared shrimp with walnut and herb Gremolata (h/t Cooking Light)
Plenty of fresh herbs, some nuts, a little spice and some vegetables, make this shrimp dish a winner in the healthy-eats department. Add this on top of a bed of rice or quinoa for a more filling dinner.
5. Skinny garlic shrimp pasta (h/t Betty Crocker)
Sometimes you just have to have your pasta. Try this healthy option so you can have your noodles and enjoy them too! Opt for an angel hair pasta (whole grain) and top it with spinach, cherry tomatoes, and garlic for a powerhouse of flavor.
6. Shrimp a la Grecque (h/t Real Simple)
Sometimes a simple recipe is better. You'll have this meal plated and ready to eat in just 15 minutes. This quick (and tasty) lunch option kills all of the "I don't have time" excuses.
7. Shrimp and asparagus stir-fry (h/t Home Cooking Memories)
This low-cal, high-protein meal is a winner. Crammed full of healthy goodness this dish also earns top marks in the flavor department for the tasty (and fresh) sauce.
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