Pan-Seared Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

By: Sabrina Virdee (courtesy of Inside Fitness)

Give chicken the night off with this quick and easy shrimp recipe that packs some serious punch in both the nutrition and flavor departments. It's high in protein, moderate in carbs and lower in fat, making macro-friendly too! 


(serves 1)

2 tsp Olive Oil
6 oz large peeled shrimp
½ tsp minced garlic
¼ cup sliced red onion
1 ½ cups zucchini noodles
6 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tsp of fresh lemon juice
Pinch of Sea salt
Fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. Heat 1 of the 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a skillet over high heat. Add the shrimp; cook for 2 minutes on each side or until completely done.
  2. Remove the shrimp from the pan.
  3. Add the remaining teaspoon of olive oil to the pan; add the onion and garlic and sauté until onions are tender.
  4. Add the zucchini noodles, tomatoes, lemon juice, along with the salt and pepper. Cook until warmed through.
  5. Top with shrimp.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Calories: 318
Fat: 10.7g
Carbohydrates: 22g
Fibre: 3g
Protein: 37g

*For a heartier dish serve with 1 cup of steamed green beans.

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