Healthy Shrimp Recipes on a Budget

Easy, versatile and quick to cook, shrimp is a high-protein, low-calorie alternative to other meats and fish. Liven up your weekly dinner menu with these budget-friendly shrimp recipes from Food Network stars.

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Shrimp and Broccoli Lo Mein

You don't need an expensive cut of meat in order to get your protein. This simple dish of whole-wheat fettuccine, sauteed broccoli and shrimp packs 35 grams of protein per serving.

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Shrimp with Green Sauce

For a heart-healthy meal, dress tender, skillet-cooked shrimp in a fresh green sauce of parsley, olive oil, garlic and white wine. This sauce has an herbaceous quality similar to pesto but without the high price tag.

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Rice Noodle Salad with Shrimp

Serve plump, spicy shrimp over assorted greens and elegant rice noodles for a meal that's high in protein but easy on your budget. 

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New Orleans-Style Shrimp

This low-budget dish of shrimp, corn and tomatoes gets its bold flavor from Creole seasoning, an aromatic and spicy mixture that includes paprika, cayenne pepper, dried herbs, plus granulated onion and garlic. 

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Chilled Cucumber Soup with Shrimp

Ina Garten demonstrates how to pull off restaurant-worthy presentation at home, without the hefty restaurant price tag, by garnishing her tangy cucumber soup with delicate halved shrimp and lemon. 

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Shrimp Salad with Cucumber and Mint

The zesty, low-calorie dressing for Ellie Kreiger's cost-conscious shrimp salad comes together with the help of just four ingredients: cucumber, mint, lemon and olive oil.

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Sweet n' Spicy Shrimp Lettuce Tacos

Tender leaves of Bibb lettuce make a healthy substitute for starchy tortillas in Rachael Ray's gluten-free shrimp "taco" recipe. There's no need for pricey store-bought sauces—just a few pantry staples create the shrimp's spicy coating.

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