By Rachel Stuck, RDN
Mildly spicy Cajun seasoning pairs perfectly with shrimp, peppers and onions. Shrimp is low in calories, yet high in protein and a good source of several nutrients including selenium, iron, calcium and vitamin B12.
When purchasing shrimp look for shrimp that is either wild-caught or farm-raised, antibiotic-free to ensure freshness and good quality.
Serving size: 1 cup of shrimp, onions, and pepper mixture (10 to 12 pieces of shrimp)
Calories: 283 calories
Protein: 40 grams
Fat: 10 grams
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
1 hand protein, 1 thumb of fat, ½ fist of low carbs
Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add peppers, onions, shrimp, and cajun seasoning to skillet and toss until all ingredients are evenly coated with Cajun seasoning. Reduce heat if needed and continue to cook for 7-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and shrimp is pink in color.
Consider pairing Cajun shrimp with peppers and onions with rice, cauliflower rice, a whole grain wrap or over a bed of lettuce.