Today, Thursday, April 29 is National Shrimp Scampi Day! Shrimp is delicious, low calorie, and a good source of vitamins and minerals. But, shrimp is higher in cholesterol than some other types of seafood, and this decadent dish is traditionally made with a whole stick of butter (yes, you read that right, one whole stick)! It’s delicious, but those trying to stick to a healthier lifestyle might be tempted to skip this recipe for something lighter.
Not anymore! To celebrate both this delicious shrimp dish and stick to our goal of providing you with delicious, healthy recipes, we scoured the internet for a tasty scampi recipe that wouldn’t break the calorie bank. Here you go, enjoy! https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/15-minute-skinny-shrimp-scampi-recipe/
Here’s an overview of the nutrients in a 3-ounce serving of shrimp:
Protein: 18 grams
Selenium: 48% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI)
Vitamin B12: 21% of the RDI
Iron: 15% of the RDI
Phosphorus: 12% of the RDI
Niacin: 11% of the RDI
Zinc: 9% of the RDI
Magnesium: 7% of the RDI
Shrimp is also an excellent source of iodine, a mineral that is important for proper brain health and thyroid function, and of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
To make this recipe even healthier, and friendly to any gluten-sensitive family members, swap out the pasta for a healthy vegetable alternative like zucchini or spaghetti squash noodles.
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