Looking for a delicious and healthy dinner option that’s easy to make? Look no further than these Weight Watchers shrimp recipes! Whether you’re in the mood for classic shrimp scampi or spicy shrimp fajitas, these dishes are sure to satisfy your taste buds while also being low in Weight Watchers points.
Don’t be surprised if your whole family asks for seconds – these easy healthy shrimp recipes are bursting with flavor. So why not give one of these amazing shrimp dishes a try tonight? You won’t be disappointed!
Why is Shrimp a Good Meal Choice for Weight Watchers?
A zero Points food, shrimp can be a good meal choice for weight watchers for several reasons:
- Low in calories: Shrimp is a low calorie food, with around 84 calories per 100-gram serving, making it a great choice for those who are watching their calorie intake.
- High in protein: Shrimp is also high in protein, which can help you feel full and satisfied for longer periods. Protein also requires more energy to digest, which means that your body will burn more calories during the digestion process.
- Low in fat: Shrimp is also low in fat, with only 1 gram of fat per 100-gram serving. This makes it a great choice for those who are trying to reduce their fat intake.
- Source of essential nutrients: Shrimp is a good source of essential nutrients such as selenium, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and iodine, which are important for overall health.
- Versatile: Shrimp can be prepared in a variety of ways, such as grilling, boiling, or sautéing, and can be used in a variety of dishes, such as salads, stir-fries, and pasta dishes.
25 Easy Healthy Weight Watchers Shrimp Recipes
I’m thrilled to share this effortless shrimp scampi recipe with you today. Not only is it a speedy meal to prepare, but it’s also absolutely scrumptious. This mouth-watering WW friendly dish is perfect for either a weeknight dinner or weekend entertaining.
This easy shrimp recipe comes together in minutes with just a handful of ingredients including, raw shrimp, olive oil, garlic, dried thyme leaves, crushed red pepper flakes and parsley. It makes a delicious appetizer with crusty bread or a simple dinner when served with your favorite salad or vegetable. If you can afford the points, this garlic shrimp is perfect over pasta or rice. If you are not a fan of spice, skip the crushed red pepper flakes. For a more traditional shrimp scampi, add a little fresh lemon juice to the recipe at the end.
This Skinny Barbecued Shrimp recipe is a healthy easy version of classic New Orleans BBQ shrimp from Louisiana based healthy cookbook writer, Holly Clegg, that I adapted ever so slightly. Full of flavor and easy to prepare, this recipe comes together quickly provided you have shrimp on hand in your freezer. Did you know that Louisiana or New Orleans Barbecued shrimp have nothing to do with an actual barbecue? This popular southern dish actually refers to shrimp sauteed in a garlic and Worcestershire sauce spiked butter sauce.
As an appetizer or main, this simple roasted shrimp tapas dish is garlicky and delicious. It’s low in carbs and ready in minutes. Try it once, and I bet it will become your go-to shrimp recipe. It’s based on the traditional ‘gambas al ajillo’ we first enjoyed in Spain decades ago.
Creamy arborio rice loaded with shrimp, spinach, goat cheese, Parmesan, and peas – this easy shrimp risotto is a winner. Everyone loved it when I served it for for dinner last night. Arborio rice is an Italian short grain rice with a high starch content used to make risotto. If you are in a pinch and can’t find Arborio, medium- or short-grain rice should work. Feel free to substitute all Parmesan if you don’t like goat cheese. Or leave out the shrimp for a yummy vegetarian risotto.
No need to go to the drive-through for crispy, Louisiana-spiced popcorn shrimp. WW easy oven-fried version can be on your table faster than it would take to get to the restaurant and back. The shrimp is first dredged in seasoned flour, dipped in egg, and then dredged in the same seasoned flour that’s been mixed with panko for extra crunch. (Found at Weight Watchers)
Here is an easy way to deliver a flavor-packed meal using easy-to-find ingredients. I love stir-fried dishes, but typically only have them in restaurants. After some flavorless flops, I’ve steered clear of making them at home. It’s the sauce that always seems to be lacking the right flavor or consistency.
When I first read this recipe I’ll be honest, I thought tomatoes, pineapple and barbecue sauce (affiliate link) sounded like an awful combination. Boy was I shocked. Not only was it edible, but everyone thought it was delicious. Better even than some restaurant meals.
Light and refreshing, this low calorie salad with shrimp, grapefruit and mixed greens comes together in minutes. Tossed in a light dressing that uses the leftover grapefruit juice, this salad has quickly become a warm weather lunchtime favorite.
This simple Southwestern Shrimp and Black Bean Salad is an easy, healthy and delicious winner in my book. It’s perfect for a light one-dish lunch or supper. It’s from one of my most-used Weight Watchers cookbooks, Weight Watchers Comfort Classics : 150 Favorite Home-Style Dishes (affiliate link).
Simple and scrumptious merging Indian and Southwest flavors this super easy Curried Shrimp with Cilantro and Lime is a new go-to dinner that comes together in less than 15 minutes with just 149 calories and 2 Weight Watchers Points.
I made this skinny shrimp creole for dinner recently and everyone who tasted it thought the flavor was great. Remember to adjust the spices to suit your tastes. I went light on the spices and then let everyone add hot pepper sauce and cayenne at the table as they were inclined.
This Weight Watcher recipe uses shrimp, so the tacos are low in fat and calories yet still zesty and full of flavor. By using packaged salad or slaw mix and jarred salsa this effortless meal comes together in under 20 minutes. If you’re looking for an interesting new twist, try adding a thin swipe of Boursin herb cheese spread to half the tortilla before adding the shrimp. Yum!
This slow cooker corn and shrimp chowder is a winner in my book. I adapted the recipe slightly from one in Fix-It and Forget-It New Cookbook: 250 New Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes (affiliate link) by Phyllis Good.
The recipe called for 12 ounces of cooked shrimp. I had only about 8 ounces of cooked shrimp in the freezer. So, I supplemented with about 4 ounces of smoked salmon that was sitting in the fridge needing to be used. The smoky fish complemented the corn and shrimp nicely in this chowder.
Here’s an easy, light, healthy and delicious recipe perfect for summer, or any time of year. Served with a simple tossed green salad and warm crusty bread, it makes for a simple satisfying supper. I adapted this recipe from the Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook.
In addition to being tasty, shrimp cocktail is healthy and low in calories. Three ounces of plain cooked shrimp has just *0 WW Points. It’s always a hit.
Though I’m a big fan of Ree Drummond, light and healthy aren’t words I usually associate with “Pioneer Woman” recipes. Known for her decadent down home comfort cooking, the foods that immediately come to my mind are chicken fried steak, cheesy olive bread, and chicken spaghetti. This healthy shrimp stir-fry for two is a great example of what Ree cooks when she’s lightening things up in the kitchen. With a tasty selection of colorful fresh vegetables and Zero Points shrimp, it’s my kind of quick and easy meal.
This easy, healthy and delicious roasted shrimp and broccoli recipe is a great easy healthy alternative to stir-frying. Perfect for a busy weeknight. This is very loosely based on a roasted shrimp and broccoli recipe by Melissa Clark, that I came across recently. I loved the concept of a roasted one dish dinner. But her version called for whole cumin seeds and coriander seeds, spices I don’t stock in my simple spice cupboard. I decided to stick with ingredients we love and always have around instead – lemon and garlic.
Simple and delicious, this skinny shrimp boil packed with an array of colorful vegetables, can be cooked in foil packets either on the grill or in the oven. Low in WW Points it’s always a hit when I make it.
Flavored with curry, cumin and lime, this one-dish meal with shrimp is a fun twist on traditional rice pilaf. This curried rice and shrimp one-dish meal requires no fancy ingredients or complicated steps. And clean-up is a snap since it’s all cooked in a single skillet. This spice duo of mild curry powder and ground cumin dress it up a little and give it a delicious Asian flair.
Looking for a quick and easy lunch or supper idea? Here’s a super easy no-cook recipe for low fat Tex-Mex shrimp rolls that comes together in minutes. Just stir together cooked shrimp, scallions, salsa, mayonnaise, cilantro and salt and scoop into a whole grain roll. Talk about easy-peasy from Weight Watchers Family Meals (affiliate link) Cookbook.
I made this spicy shrimp and quinoa bowl the other day and we both thought it was healthy yet satisfying. It was flavorful and light, but stayed with us all day. A winner from Dr. Oz Food Can Fix It (affiliate link) Cookbook.
Sizzling, shrimp fajitas combine marinated shrimp, colorful bell peppers, and caramelized onions, seasoned with cumin and chili powder. Served on warm, soft tortillas with a garnish or chopped avocado, fresh tomato, and sprinkle of fresh cilantro, shrimp fajitas are a crowd-pleasing and irresistible light and healthy dish. (Found at Weight Watchers)
This layered cream cheese shrimp cocktail dip couldn’t be easier. It’s a classic appetizer that never goes out style and is always a hit whenever I serve it. You only need four ingredients to assemble this quick and easy dip that can be made and ready to serve in minutes!
Love egg rolls but not all the fat and calories? Then you are going to love this easy healthy egg roll in a bowl. We sure do.This light and healthy easy egg roll in a bowl, which you can make in less than 30 minutes, is one of my new favorites. My husband loves it too.
The recipe calls for coleslaw mix, a prepackaged mix of shredded cabbage (and occasionally carrot) available alongside packages of lettuce mix in most grocery stores. If a store-bought mix isn’t your bag, just thinly slice your choice of green or red cabbage, and carrots.
Similar to a crab cake, but a lot cheaper to make. These light, pan-seared shrimp cakes are moist and tender, covered in a crisp panko crust. They are lightly seasoned with Old Bay and taste perfect with a squeeze of lemon at the end. Serve them with a crisp green salad to make them a meal. (Found at SkinnyTaste)
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Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.
A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.
She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.
A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.
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Published 9/2017; Republished with updated content and photos 4/2023
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