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If you’re looking for exciting recipes to add more flavor to mealtime while on the keto diet, using shrimp as an extremely low-carb, high-protein main ingredient is a great idea! Because shrimp is so low in carbs (at only 1g per 3-ounce serving), you can enjoy it in many different variations, guilt-free. Plus, it tastes amazing when paired with high-fat, keto-friendly ingredients such as butter, cream, and olive oil!
Below, we’ll show you some mouthwatering, totally-succulent options for shrimp recipes (including keto shrimp alfredo and keto shrimp stir-fry), that will make you super-excited to get your apron on! These fresh and flavorful recipes are so delicious (and decadent), your non-low-carb eating friends will be shocked that they fit into your dietary regimen!
The best part is, while you indulge in all the rich ingredients in the following recipes, you’re adding to your daily healthy fat content – which is an important aspect of reaching ketosis while on the keto diet. And all of the recipes, below, feature fresh, whole food ingredients instead of processed – helping you get the additional fiber, vitamins and minerals you need, while helping you avoid toxins and impurities from highly-processed foods.
Before we give you the recipes, here are a few suggestions when it comes to the shrimp... This is a seafood that’s highly-accessible year-round no matter where you live, but no matter where you buy it, it’s best to get it frozen. This is because the majority of shrimp sold at grocery stores and fish markets are delivered in their frozen state – so if you see it in display at the fish counter, it’s been thawed. Since you don’t know how long it’s been thawed, it’s best if you do that part yourself at home!
In addition, in line with the 310 Nutrition philosophy to eat as clean and healthy as possible, we suggest you choose raw, wild shrimp as often as your budget allows.
Without further ado, here are the amazing keto shrimp recipes you’ve been waiting for…
1. Keto Chipotle Lime Shrimp Bowl
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If you’re looking for a meal full of fresh, low-carb veggies, lots of healthy fats, juicy shrimp, and big exotic flavor, this dish is perfect for the entire family! The combination of lime, avocado or olive oil, and spices such as cumin, garlic, chipotle peppers, and chili powder, create a party for your taste buds! And you’ll also feel amazingly healthy after eating this keto-friendly dish!
Get this Keto Chipotle Lime Shrimp Bowl Recipe here.
2. Keto Coconut Shrimp Recipe
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Next, this much-healthier spin on traditional fried coconut shrimp deserves to be made right away! It uses healthy ingredients such as coconut flour, eggs, coconut flakes, and garlic powder to replace the typical white flour and vegetable oil normally used in this recipe. Plus, it’s baked not fried – yet still big on tropical coco-nutty taste you’ll absolutely adore!
Get this Keto Coconut Shrimp Recipe here.
3. Keto Creamy Asparagus & Shrimp Alfredo
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This next recipe for creamy keto shrimp alfredo also features low-carb veggie, asparagus, for additional dietary fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C, E and K. With rich, decadent ingredients like heavy cream, grated parmesan, and organic grass-fed butter, you’ll relish each bite, and won’t even miss the pasta!
Get this Keto Creamy Asparagus & Shrimp Alfredo Recipe here.
4. Keto Shrimp Stir-Fry
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If you’ve had keto shrimp tacos, this keto shrimp stir-fry is even a step above that! It’s full of totally-healthy, whole food ingredients, and it’s a great dish for the entire family to enjoy – that’s light-years healthier than traditional Asian take-out.
For the main stir-fry ingredients, choose whatever low-carb veggies suit you – like red pepper, broccoli or spinach. And feel free to serve the entire thing over cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles for a healthy carb alternative. You’ll fall in love with the mix of sweet and spicy flavors in this dish!
Get this Keto Shrimp Stir-Fry Recipe here.
5. Keto Shrimp Scampi Zoodles
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Finally, this easy keto shrimp scampi includes just 8 simple ingredients, plus salt and pepper, making it a no-fuss meal that acts like a fancy restaurant entrée. Plus, it tastes totally sinful while being right-in-line with your keto goals – with butter or olive oil providing indulgent taste while helping you keep your daily fat content high. A touch of lemon juice and some chopped parsley finish off this exquisite dish – Enjoy!
Get this Keto Shrimp Scampi Zoodles Recipe here.
Which shrimp recipe are you going to try out first? Let us know in the comments below!
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