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Calories in Coconut Shrimp, Recipes

Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

One Small Bite, Close to 100 Kcals

Four medium deep fried coconut shrimp contain about 300 calories OR 75 calories each.  Although shrimp is very low in calories, coconut and oil are pricey.

If you're dieting, enjoy four and no more. OR, enjoy your shrimp grilled.

Coconut Shrimp Recipe for Dieters, Ingredient List

If you wish to prepare your coconut shrimp at home, then our recipe may be right up your alley. You will need the following ingredients:

Shrimp, Peeled and De-Veined
Fresh, Moist Coconut
Tropicana TROP50 Orange Juice, a reduced sugar orange juice which contains 50 calories per cup.

Wash the shrimp then dry them between paper towels. Because shrimp are naturally salty we see no need to add more - but if you prefer to do such, then you certainly can.

Soak the shrimp in the orange juice for about half an hour. Next, press them into the moist coconut and bake in your oven at 375 degrees. We find that a toaster oven works best for this recipe.

The shrimp are done when the coconut turns a golden brown color.

Weight Loss Tips for Shrimp

Look for the packages of the small cocktail type shrimp that are fully cooked at your market in the seafood section.

These are fabulous tossed into salads - as well as in making pasta dishes and even tucked inside of tortilla shells.

Quick Shrimp Pasta Recipe for Dieters

To prepare a Shrimp Pasta, take one serving of the thawed shrimp and heat them on the stove top in a non-stick pan, using cooking spray.

Add salt [if needed as they tend to be naturally salty] and pepper to them - and they will only take a minute or so to heat because they are fully cooked.

Add a good dash of lemon pepper to the shrimp and also add 1/4 cup of chopped parsley to the pan.

Next, add one cup of cooked bowtie pasta to the pan - or your favorite variety of pasta. Also add the following sauteed vegetables: sliced mushrooms, chopped onion and bell peppers. Use as much of the vegetables as you wish.

Finish by adding 1/3 cup of reduced fat milk to the pan.

This is a very easy and quick recipe for shrimp and contains minimal dietary fat grams.


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