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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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