One of the top protein sources that you should consider including in your diet plan is shrimp. Shrimp is virtually fat free and contains a decent amount of iron as well, so is a perfect way to enhance your nutrition when you lead a very active lifestyle.
Shrimp is also relatively easy to cook and is extremely versatile as you can use it in so many different ways as you go about setting up your diet plan.
If you’re in the mood for a light meal, try a shrimp salad. Take some spinach and toss it with some fresh peppers, sliced oranges, and cucumber and then add on 10-12 fresh shrimp. Drizzle with whatever dressing you prefer.
Another fast and easy dinner for a busy weeknight is a shrimp stir-fry. Stir-fry’s are a great way for anyone to get in their desired vegetable intake for the day as you can easily take in 2-3 servings in this one meal.
Chop up some fresh vegetables and stir-fry them with some fresh shrimp, adding in some freshly minced garlic as well as ginger as you go about the cooking process.
Stir-fry’s can be eaten with or without rice depending on the desired carbohydrate content of your diet plan.
If you are looking for a stir-fry higher in healthy fats, prepare it with olive oil and sprinkle on a few slivered almonds on top or else add in some coconut flakes.
Home Made Wonton Soup
The next great way to get some shrimp in your diet plan is to prepare home-made wonton soup. This soup does take a bit of time if you prepare the wontons from scratch, but it’s well worth eh effort.
It’s broth based so relatively low in calories and you can load it up with fresh vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, celery, and snow peas.
Add the shrimp in at the end for a quick protein boost.
Finally, if all else fails, don’t forget that you can eat shrimp as a snack cold as well. Serve it with some cocktail sauce or some fresh salsa that you’ve prepared and you’ll have a very low calorie, high protein snack in seconds.
So make sure that you aren’t overlooking this powerful source of protein in your diet plan. Most people do struggle to get enough protein in their day, so adding this in can help you effortless reach your requirements while making sure you have good variety in your diet and never become bored.
Next time it’s on sale at the grocery store, stock up and be sure to keep some in your freezer at all times for quick and easy use.