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Skinnier Shrimp Scampi

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What a crazy few days it has been. We were very fortunate that hurricane Sandy wasn’t too damaging to us here in Maryland. My thoughts go out to those who were affected by this devastating storm.

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Okay, so I wanted to come up with a lightened version of shrimp scampi. I wanted it to be low-calorie and take less than 15 minutes to make. This recipe was extremely quick to make (12 minutes from start to finish).

You can either just make the shrimp, or you can put it over noodles like I did.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make 2 servings (1 serving is 4 oz. of shrimp with 1/2 of the sauce):


  • 8 oz. shrimp (precooked shrimp saves more time)
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 4 tbsp. fat free chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley
  • Pasta (optional)

If you’re serving the shrimp scampi with pasta, cook the noodles according to the directions on the package. I used spinach fettuccine.


Over medium heat, sauté the garlic in the coconut oil.


Put the shrimp into the pan and cook for about 3 minutes or until the shrimp are pink.


Pour chicken broth and lemon juice into the skillet. Bring to a boil and cook for about 1 minute.


Top shrimp with parsley, salt, and pepper to taste. If eating over noodles, toss noodles in scampi mixture.




  Nutrition Information: (This is just for the shrimp scampi, not the noodles)

  • Calories 186 
  • Total Fat 8.2g
  • Total Carbohydrates 2.9g
  • Protein 24.7g

Other nutrition information:

  • Very low in sugar
  • High in iron
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12

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  1. This is looks really yummy and healthy! With a very active family with two boys, we need easy and healthy meals for weeknights!

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