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Here’s an easy and delicious low-carb, low-fat, and figure-friendly recipe: Spiced Oven Roasted Cod. Each filet has just 135 calories and 5 grams of fat (3 WW PointsPlus points)!

Spiced Oven Roasted Cod - just 3 WW points+ - low fat, low carb, and easy.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Cod fillets (12 oz. total)
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt *note: this tasted really salty so I plan on cutting down on the salt next time.
  • juice from 1 lemon

WHAT YOU DO:

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Mist a baking dish with cooking spray or an olive oil mister (optional: line with foil before spraying for easier clean-up).

In a small bowl, combine EVOO, paprika, garlic powder, Old Bay seasoning, and salt. Stir until combined.

Place fish fillets in baking dish, drizzle with lemon juice, then brush with the olive oil/seasoning mix.

Bake 12-15 mins, or until fish is cooked through. Divide into 3 servings.

Prep time: 10 min

Cooking time: 15 min

Servings: 3

 Estimated Nutrition Information – each (4 oz) serving:Spicy Baked Cod Fillets - 3 WW PointsPlus points - recipebookandmore.wordpress.com

 

recipe adapted from LaaLoosh.com

Lemon Ginger Shrimp Skewers

Here’s a shrimp recipe I made, skewer-style. It is high in protein and has healthy fat from the olive oil. I ended up with 4 skewers-full of shrimp, which you could split up into a few servings, and add some veggies or rice or serve on a salad – whatever floats your boat. 😉

Lemon Ginger Shrimp Skewers - Only 135 cal per skewer! delicious combo of garlic, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, ginger.

adapted from allrecipes.com

Lemon Ginger Shrimp Skewers

  • Servings: 4 skewers
  • Difficulty: easy
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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 9 oz shrimp (31-40/lb.), peeled and de-veined
  • 2 Tbs EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • wooden skewers (I used four 12-in skewers)

WHAT YOU DO:

In a small bowl, whisk together the EVOO, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Reserve a small amount for basting. Pour the remaining mixture into a dish, add shrimp, and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hrs.

Soak skewers in water for 30 mins, then thread shrimp onto them. Discard marinade.

Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place shrimp on the baking sheet, pour reserved mixture on top, then broil for approximately 5 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked.

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Estimated Nutrition Info (for 1 skewer — recipe makes 4 skewers):

135 cal

7 g. fat

13.5 g protein

0 carbs

0 fiber

Other Shrimptastic Recipes:

I have never been to a Bonefish Grill restaurant, but I hear they serve an awesome bang bang shrimp. Well, that’s what it seems like from all of my Pinterest recipe browsing. 😉

I tried a lightened-up version that uses Greek yogurt and loved it! Here’s how it turned out…

Four Ingredient Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp - secret ingredient is plain Greek yogurt. So easy and super delicious!

recipe adapted from thecookierookie.com

Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe - Just 4 ingredients! So easy and super delicious!

WHAT YOU NEED:

WHAT YOU DO:

  • Thaw shrimp according to package directions.
  • Place shrimp on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350F oven for 5-10 minutes.
  • While baking, stir together the yogurt, sweet chili sauce, and sriracha sauce in a mixing bowl.
  • After shrimp are out of the oven, place in the bowl and stir to mix with the sauce.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe. Secret ingredient = plain Greek yogurt. So easy and so delicious! Could also skewer on kabob sticks.

I also adapted this to make a Skinny Bang Bang Chicken Salad! You could serve it in a pita pocket as a sandwich, or on bibb lettuce leaves as a wrap.

Love shrimp?

Zesty Lemon Butter Shrimp

Lemon Garlic Shrimp & Zoodles

Mediterranean Artichoke Shrimp and Pasta Toss

Love spice?

Spicy Thai Noodles

Buffalo Cauliflower “Wings”

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

Buffalo Cream Cheese Feta Dip

One of my favorite shrimp dishes to make is a four-ingredient zesty lemon butter shrimp. It is SO delicious I could eat it every day if possible. It does have lots of butter, though (thus its deliciousness ha!), so here’s an alternative lemon garlic shrimp recipe I adapted from SkinnyTaste.com. It has the awesome lemony flavor of the lemon butter shrimp, without the butter, and fresh healthy ingredients perfect for eating light.

To make “noodles” out of the zucchini, I used my GEFU spiral cutter. Love that thing!

Lemon Garlic Shrimp on a Bed of Zoodles. Zuchiini spiral cut into 'noodles' with shrimp, lemon, tomatoes, and garlic. Add some spice with red pepper flakes.

 WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 oz. frozen, precooked, de-veined, and peeled shrimp
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 small zucchini, spiral cut into noodle/ribbon shapes
  • pinch salt
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1/4 c. halved cherry (or grape) tomatoes

WHAT YOU DO:

Heat a skillet over med-high heat.

Add oil and crushed red pepper flakes, then add shrimp.

Season with a pinch of salt, and cook 2-3 mins until the shrimp is heated through.

Add zucchini and tomatoes and toss lightly.

Remove from heat, add lemon juice, and serve.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Zoodles (zucchini noodles) - Awesome healthy meal idea for eating light.

 

I’m lovin’ the zoodles… Here’s another recipe I made, topped with tomato sauce.

lemon butter shrimp

If there’s one thing I love eating more than mushrooms, it’s shrimp.

When the hubby and I were at an all you can eat buffet in Las Vegas I’m pretty sure he was embarrassed to be seen with me because of the mountain of seafood I piled on my plate. It was like a shrimpified Mt. Fuji sitting in front of me and I ate it. ALL.

I saw a 4-ingredient shrimp recipe online and gave it a try. It was SO good it tasted like it was from a restaurant and it was SO easy!

Here’s what I came up with.

Zesty Lemon Butter Shrimp

adapted from pearls-handcuffs-happyhour.blogspot.com

WHAT YOU NEED:

WHAT YOU DO:

Preheat oven to 350F. Place shrimp in colander under cold running water for 5 minutes, or until thawed. While shrimp is thawing, cover the bottom AND sides of a baking sheet with foil. Place the chunks of butter and the sliced lemon on the baking sheet. Next add the thawed shrimp and sprinkle the Zesty Italian packet on top. Bake for approximately 13-15 minutes, stirring/mixing on the baking sheet halfway through.

4-ingredient Lemon Butter Shrimp - zesty!

while oven is preheating, thaw shrimp in running water

lemon butter shrimp

lemon butter shrimp - zesty!

lemon butter shrimp - zesty!

lemon butter shrimp - zesty!