Nutrition, recipes

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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Looking for a healthy Cinco de Mayo-themed meal idea for dinner tonight?  Try this tasty shrimp recipe recommended by one of our nutritionists.  This recipe can be ready in less time than it would take to get a similar takeout version.  The recipe will also save you 400-800 mg sodium per serving, compared to similar “fast food” options.

 

Chili Lime Shrimp

Ingredients:
2 tbsp canola oil, divided
¾ cup green onions, chopped and divided
1½ pounds raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tsp chili powder
Juice from 1 lime (about 2 tbsp)
1 tbsp butter
¼ tsp salt

Instructions:

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp canola oil and ½ cup of the chopped green onions. Cook about 1 minute and add the additional 1 tbsp of canola oil; then, add the chili powder and raw shrimp. Cook about 4 minutes or until shrimp are opaque and cooked through, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add lime juice, butter and salt to shrimp. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup green onions before serving.
Yield: (4 servings; about 1 cup each)

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING:
CALORIES: 275 calories
PROTEIN: 35 g
SODIUM: 405 mg
CARBOHYDRATE: 4 g
FIBER: 0 g
FAT: 13 g Sat Fat: 2 g

(Recipe adapted from Cooking Light)