Shrimp 5 Ways

Enjoy this low calorie shellfish packed with selenium and energy-boosting B-vitamins any day of the week. Three-ounces cooked contain 84 calories and 1 gram of fat. As long as you keep portions under control (and forgo the frying), there’s no need to stress about the cholesterol. Shrimp lovers—enjoy these 5 recipes.
roasted shrimp

Barefoot Contessa's Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Photo by: Tara Donne ©Food Network

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Three ounces of shrimp only contains 84 calories and 1 gram of fat and comes packed with selenium and energy-boosting B-vitamins. As long as you keep portions under control (and forgo the frying), there’s no need to stress about the cholesterol. Shrimp lovers, try these five recipes.

Sautéed

Cook shrimp in a touch of oil and add a combination of your favorite veggies and spices. Serve with a half-cup serving of couscous, wild or brown rice on the side and enjoy.

Roasted

Don’t forget the shrimp cocktail the next time you host a party. Roasting will keep your shrimp moist and the delicious cocktail sauce is low in calories (shhh, don’t tell your guests!).

RECIPE: Roasted Shrimp Cocktail (pictured above)
Grilled

Toss shrimp in your favorite low-calorie sauce and fire up the grill. Thread shrimp and your favorite veggies on kabobs, serve with rice and you’ve got a quick and easy meal. Or try topping greens with grilled shrimp for a light lunch.

Boiled

Cozy up to a soup or stew during a cold winter night. Use aromatic veggies such as onions and garlic along with your favorite seafood combinations -- shrimp, clams and mussels, for example.

Baked

Bake shrimp with savory feta for a new take on a casserole. This quick dish takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and you can quickly reheat leftovers in the oven or office microwave.

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Salmon 5 Ways

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Pork 5 Ways

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Avocado 5 Ways

This fruit is packed with fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium, but these babies are also heavy on good-for-you monounsaturated fat. To make them a part of a healthy diet, consume in reasonable portions—about one-fifth an avocado contains 50 calories. Here are 5 delicious and portion-friendly ways to make them part of your day.

Potatoes 5 Ways

There’s no need to shy away from potatoes. They’re high in fiber, protein, iron and even vitamin C – and pretty darn tasty too! Since they’re so easy to work with, we could probably give you 50 healthy recipes – let’s start with 5 of our favorite ways to enjoy them.

Mushrooms 5 Ways

Super low in calories but packed with energy-producing B-vitamins and even some vitamin D, mushrooms add a flavor boost to your healthy dishes. Whether you prefer them raw or cooked, here are 5 ways to try them.

Tilapia 5 Ways

We’ve given you our take on tilapia and why this low fat, high protein fish should be a part of your diet. Now we’re dishing out more recipes on this ecologically sustainable fish.

Tofu 5 Ways

I’m always trying to convince people to experiment with protein-packed tofu. It’s versatile, easy to use, and has only 15 calories per ounce. Don’t think you’re a fan of this soy protein? These recipes might just change your mind.

Eggplant 5 Ways

We all love good old eggplant parm, but this nightshade veggie is much more versatile. Here are five sensational summer recipes.

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