This lemon and herb Weight Watchers shrimp recipe is so good. Who doesn’t like a fast but delicious meal that's also healthy and low in calories?
Sounds like an impossible thing, right? Well, I recently found it can be done with this Weight Watchers shrimp recipe. You are going to love this one!
I chose shrimp because I wanted something fast and because they are low in calories and high in protein...and I love the flavor!
This Weight Watchers shrimp recipe follows the points system and will yield you just 3 points per serving. It also only has around 265 calories. Not bad at all for something so simple and so flavorful.
What goes well with shrimp? Citrus flavors! I chose lemon and decided to add some herbs for a balanced flavor. This recipe will take minutes, and it can be accompanied by almost anything.
Think about pairing this with lightly sauteed or steamed veggies for low or even zero points! A side salad with a low-calorie dressing would be really good, too.
Before starting, make sure you have a good skillet, and that your shrimp is ready to be used; meaning it's deveined and peeled. I find that buying ready-to-cook shrimp is much easier, and saves you a lot of time.
You can certainly buy shrimp unpeeled if you would rather make sure it is done the way you like it.
What You Need to Make this Weight Watchers Shrimp Recipe
You'll need that main ingredient of shrimp, of course. For prepping, you'll need good quality olive oil, lemon juice, lemon and herb seasoning, chopped fresh parsley, minced garlic, and salt and pepper.
How to Make this Recipe
Heat olive oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. Once warm, add shrimp and saute them for approximately 1 minute.
Add lemon juice, seasoning, and salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly so all shrimp is covered.
Saute shrimp for another 3 minutes, or until they turn bright pink and are cooked entirely.
Remove from heat and add parsley. Serve and enjoy!
Why You'll Love this Weight Watchers Shrimp Recipe
Let’s Talk Healthy!
Not only do I love this recipe because it takes less than 20 minutes to make, but because it is absolutely tasty and free of added fat and extra calories.
Of course, you can always change up the ingredients and proportions according to what you like, but overall, this dish will leave you satisfied and stays well within the Weight Watchers points system.
I prefer to eat this as a lunch option, as it is simple, fast, and not too dense, which means I can go about my day without feeling sluggish and heavy. Though this recipe is light, it does the job of making you feel full.
It would also make a perfect dinner option. I still can't get over that it's only 3 points!
What Other Ingredients Could I add to Weight Watchers Shrimp?
Seriously, the possibilities are endless! If you added a little sriracha, you'd make a fantastic Weight Watchers spicy shrimp dish.
Add a good serving of garlic for a Weight Watchers garlicky shrimp recipe, with the same amount of points! Neither sriracha or garlic will add any points to this recipe.
Remember, any vegetables you add to any Weight Watchers recipe is zero points! Think asparagus, fennel, zucchini, or broccoli.
Just be sure you are lightly steaming the veggies so they are slightly crunchy and retain their flavor.
Weight Watchers Shrimp Recipe Side Ideas
If you're looking for more ideas for sides, I recommend this Greek cucumber salad. I made this last night and served it with grilled chicken and had forgotten how delicious it was!
You could also serve this with rice or roasted potatoes. Just be sure you are counting all those points if you are on Weight Watchers.
For another completely different dish, make this and serve it in a tortilla for Weight Watchers shrimp tacos. Check out these zero point Weight Watchers tortillas!
And guess what? You can have something sweet with these Weight Watchers desserts! As long as you save points, it's okay to treat yourself!
Are you ready to work on getting healthy while also having a mouthwatering lunch? Let me know if you would change anything and if you enjoyed cooking this as much as I did!
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Weight Watchers Shrimp Recipe
- 1 ½ teaspoon olive oil
- 1 lb shrimp deveined and peeled
- 1 ½ tbsp lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon and herb seasoning
- 1 ½ tbsp chopped parsley
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat olive oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. Once warm, add shrimp and saute them for approximately 1 minute.
- Add lemon juice, seasoning, and salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly so all shrimp is covered.
- Saute shrimp for another 3 minutes, or until they turn bright pink and are cooked entirely.
- Remove from heat and add parsley. Serve and enjoy!