Enjoy these healthy and delicious shrimp recipes from EatingWell.
Once viewed as a decadent luxury reserved for special occasions, shrimp is now the most consumed seafood in the United States. It’s no wonder: a 3-ounce serving of cooked shrimp has less than 85 calories, only 1.5 grams of fat (0 grams saturated fat) and plenty of lean protein, about 18 grams. And, although shrimp has more dietary cholesterol than most other seafood, in the last decade scientists have proved that, generally, dietary cholesterol does not elevate blood cholesterol—saturated fat does. But when restaurants drench shrimp in butter or batter and deep-fry it, it goes from good to bad in a hurry. These healthy shrimp recipes for shrimp pasta, shrimp kebabs, shrimp ceviche and more keep shrimp’s reputation in the pink.