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Tiny Tummy Tips, Issue #60: Quick Protein Fix
June 19, 2024

Quick Protein Fix

Tiny Tummy Tips, Issue #60: Quick Protein Fix: Savor the Simplicity

Q: Is shrimp a good protein?


Keep reading...even if you think you don't like shrimp ;)

Ready to dive into a sea of flavor and convenience? Let’s set sail with a hidden gem in the frozen aisle: pre-cooked shrimp. This has become MY personal favorite go-to protein as the temperatures are climbing and I don’t wanna turn on the stove!

These little treasures are your ticket to a quick, easy, and protein-packed meal. Whether you're a busy bee or just looking to switch up your usual routine, frozen pre-cooked shrimp is here to save the day—and your taste buds- and the thermostat in your house!

Why Pre-Cooked Shrimp is Your New Best Friend

First things first: why shrimp?

Besides being incredibly delicious, shrimp is a lean source of protein that’s low in calories and rich in nutrients like iodine and omega-3 fatty acids. But the real magic? It’s already cooked! No more stressing over undercooking or overcooking. Just thaw, toss, and enjoy.

Place frozen shrimp in a bowl of cold water for 5-10 minutes to thaw. It’s that simple.

I usually put the shrimp in water to defrost and then chop all my veggies for salad or ceviche (see my recipe below). By the time I’m done chopping the shrimp is thawed!

Let’s dive into THREE fabulously easy ways to eat shrimp:

1. Shrimp Salad Sensation

Who said salads have to be boring?

Add a handful of thawed shrimp to your favorite greens, throw in some cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and a sprinkle of feta cheese. Drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil and voila! You've got a refreshing, protein-packed meal that’s perfect for lunch or a light dinner. 🌿🍤

2. Shrimp Tacos – Ole!

Turn Taco Tuesday into SHRIMP Taco Tuesday!

Warm up some low carb tortillas (Or even better- use a purple cabbage leaf as a “taco shell”), pile on the shrimp, and add a dollop of guacamole, a sprinkle of shredded cabbage, and a squeeze of lime.

Top with your favorite salsa for a fiesta in your mouth. Your taste buds will be dancing!

🌮💃3. Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry

In a rush? A quick shrimp stir-fry is your go-to! Sauté some garlic in a pan, toss in your shrimp, and add a mix of your favorite veggies—think bell peppers, snap peas, and broccoli.

Splash in some low sodium soy sauce and a dash of sesame oil, and you’ve got a savory, satisfying meal in minutes. 🥢🍲

BONUS IDEA: My Personal “Lazy Ceviche”

Chop up your defrosted precooked shrimp and mix with chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, scallions/red onions, cilantro, and avocado. Sprinkle with feta and add a squeeze of lime.


Grab your fork, and get started!

Here’s to happy, healthy eating, one shrimp at a time! 🍤💖

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