Here are the 9 best clean eating shrimp recipes for an easy meal. Shrimp is quick, easy and simple to cook. That’s why it’s so good for an easy healthy meal. Shrimp and I have this love affair. I’m serious, it’s real. I really really really love shrimp. I used to order it in restaurants but I never cooked it myself. Probably because I didn’t really know which kind to buy and because I didn’t know how to cook it. Here in Utah, it isn’t readily available fresh either and it’s somewhat expensive.
The good news is that in the last couple of years it has become easier to find and the prices have dropped somewhat. Here I can get it in Costco and local grocery stores. That’s when I started experimenting with some recipes. I discovered how easy it is to prepare and how quickly it cooks up. Grilled on a skewer is my favorite way to prepare it. I really love how the flavors of the shrimp, butter, and lemon blend so well together. They love each other as much as I love them. 🙂
There are a lot of different ways to prepare it that are almost as good as grilled, haha. I have added some of my favorite clean eating shrimp recipes below. I think you’ll really enjoy them too. Preparing it with some sort of squash seems to be a big hit right now. It’s also a natural with rice too. I want to try all of these clean eating shrimp recipes. They look so tasty to me.
What is your favorite way to prepare shrimp? Do you love it as much as I do?
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Clean Eating Shrimp Recipes
1. Easy Spanish Healthy Paella Recipe – My Natural Family
Chicken Thigh – Turkey Sausage – Onion – Bell Peppers – Tomatoes – Cauliflower Rice – Peas – Shrimp – Mussels – Olive Oil – Garlic – Smoked Paprika – Fresh Rosemary – Brown Rice – Chicken Stock – Saffron
You may think this is too much work to make. The truth is it’s easy compared to other Paella recipes. All you do is cook the proteins, add some spices, rice, and vegetables. What I like about it is that it looks like you spent all day cooking, but you didn’t. The flavors blend together nicely since everything is cooking in the same pot. You could easily add or take away any of the proteins you want, just not the shrimp because that’s the best part.
2. Marinated Grilled Shrimp – The Seasoned Mom
Olive Oil – Lime Juice – Garlic – Fresh Parsley – Worcestershire Sauce – Honey – Raw Shrimp
One of my top five favorite foods of all time is grilled shrimp on a skewer. I’ve never tried making my own before. Now I think it’s about time I do that. This is a simple recipe that’s easy to make. It only has to marinade for 10 minutes and cook for 5 minutes on the grill. That sounds pretty easy to me. I want to eat this on a bed of brown rice with a side salad. I can’t wait to try it.
3. Sheet Pan Pineapple Shrimp – The Gracious Pantry
Colossal Shrimp – Bell Peppers – Garlic Powder – Pineapple Chunks
This is about as easy as you can get to prepare. You just place all of the ingredients on a sheet pan and bake it for about 30 minutes. That’s it, that’s all you do. Wow, easy. Serve it over brown rice and you’ll have a complete meal. You could add a side dish of steamed veggies If you want to but it isn’t necessary.
4. Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas – No. 2 Pencil
Shrimp – Yellow, Red & Orange Bell Peppers – Red Onion – Olive Oil – Chili Powder – Garlic Powder – Onion Powder – Ground Cumin – Smoked Paprika – Lime – Tortillas
Sheet pan meals are typically really easy to prepare and this sheet pan meal doesn’t disappoint. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I must be hungry. I can just taste the onions, peppers, and shrimp mixed with the spices inside of a whole wheat tortilla. The lime and cilantro finish it off nicely. Yum, I can’t wait to try it.
5. Garlic Shrimp and Quinoa – As Easy As Apple Pie
Olive Oil – Onion – Garlic – Chili Powder – Quinoa – Vegetable Stock – Fresh Parsley – Shrimp – Lemon
Another pretty easy meal to prepare. All you do is cook the quinoa with the onion, garlic, spices, and broth. While the quinoa is cooking you cook the shrimp, then mix the quinoa and shrimp together. It’s that simple. I like to cook my quinoa in an Instant Pot . It’s a quick meal to whip up for a nice light dinner on a weeknight. It is also impressive enough to prepare when you have guests for dinner. It’s nice to serve a side salad along with it or you could add some simple vegetables to this dish.
6. Roasted Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus – Carlsbad Cravings
Asparagus – Olive Oil – Garlic – Shrimp – Paprika – Red Pepper Flakes – Fresh Parsley – Lemon Juice – Butter
Shrimp, butter and lemon loooooove to hang out together. With this one pan-roasted shrimp and asparagus with lemon and butter, you can’t go wrong. It takes just 15 minutes to prepare and cook. It’s a very satisfying meal that tastes wonderful. You better stock up on frozen shrimp when it’s on sale. You can make this and serve it up on a few moment’s notice. Great to have on hand when unexpected company arrives. Serve it with rice or pasta.
7. Lemon and Herb Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Shrimp – Eat Yourself Skinny
Spaghetti Squash – Large Shrimp – Olive Oil – Butter – Garlic – Lemon – Dry White Wine – Dijon Mustard – Red Pepper Flakes – Greek Yogurt
One of the things I like about spaghetti squash is that is doesn’t have a whole lot of flavor. That makes it easy to pair it with a lot of different sauces and flavors. It’s really easy to roast it in the oven. All you do is cut it in half, (it’s an easy squash to cut) scoop out the seeds and bake it in the oven for 45 minutes. The mild flavor of the squash blends very well with the flavors of the butter, garlic, and shrimp. Yum, It would be great with a salad for a nice low carb meal.
8. Healthy Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles – Well Plated
Butter – Olive Oil – Shallot – Garlic – Shrimp – Red Pepper Flakes – Chicken Broth – Lemon – Zucchini – Fresh Parsley – Parmesan Cheese
This is a healthy version of scampi made with zucchini noodles instead of pasta. If you’ve never used a spiralizer before, this is the perfect meal to try it out on. They are easy to use and clean. If you aren’t sure you want to give up the pasta noodles you could try making this with half pasta noodles and half zucchini noodles. I like using zucchini noodles because they are a good vegetable and this way I don’t have to make another veggie.
9. Shrimp and Avocado Taco Salad – Iowa Girl Eats
Cilantro – Lime Juice – Olive Oil – Honey – Chili Powder – Jumbo Shrimp – Romaine Lettuce – Red Cabbage – Grape Tomatoes – Avocado
This salad is made easier because you make a homemade salad dressing and you use part of it as the marinade. When lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and shrimp and mixed together with the dressing, the flavors will blow all other salads you’ve ever had out of the water.