This Skinny Shrimp Scampi is full of flavor but not on fat and calories which makes it great for this time of year.
I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions, mostly because I can’t ever keep them. I try for a couple of days and then it goes out the window.
I do try to eat healthier though and I love finding ways to cut back on calories but not on flavor. I can’t stand eating bland “diet” food! I prefer to recreate dishes at home instead of buying them at the grocery store or restaurant. That way I can control what goes in which makes it easier to cut back on calories, sodium and unwanted fats.
This skinny shrimp scampi will not disappoint you, I promise! Instead of cooking the shrimp in copious amounts of butter I replaced it with a small amount of olive oil. I use more garlic than most and I love the bright flavor of lemon so I used more of it as well. There is a small amount of white wine used in this recipe and if that is not for you just replace it with broth which will cut back on even more calories.
I chose to serve this over hot cooked whole wheat noodles to provide more nutrition. This would also be great over zucchini noodles. Top the whole thing off with some freshly chopped parsley and an optional dusting of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. YUM!! My whole family enjoyed this meal and all asked for more which makes me one happy mama! Looks like I will be making more of this skinny shrimp scampi very soon!
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DonnaFebruary 9, 2019 at 6:10 pm
I just tried the “skinny scampi” recipe! It’s really like it! It’s going into my recipe book!
Patricia SwiftDecember 28, 2018 at 4:25 pm
What’s the WW point value of this meal? I would subscribe to your site, but you don’t list point values or at least nutritional info to figure the points out. Saying it’s lighter doesn’t help me.
DesereeDecember 28, 2018 at 9:06 pm
Hi Patricia! I have never used Weight Watchers so I am not sure about the point value of this (or any of the meals on my blog). I am currently working on going though all of the older posts on my blog to include nutrition information. I have added estimated nutrition facts to this post after plugging it into an online calculator. :)
Patricia BeanAugust 9, 2017 at 2:14 pm
Any nutritional information available? I don’t see a link for that. Thanks.
Madame BlueJanuary 9, 2017 at 3:17 pm
Shrimp Scampi is a Christmas Eve tradition in my house. I cook the garlic (also more garlic than most) for about 10 minutes in the olive oil on low heat, then turn it up to medium high and add the shrimp. I’ll have to try adding wine next time!
Cathy@LemonTreeDwellingJanuary 9, 2017 at 9:38 am
I just made shrimp scampi for the first time…love this healthier version!
Cake WhizJanuary 8, 2017 at 6:28 pm
Such a great recipe to start off the new year right!
kmcconne79January 8, 2017 at 10:11 am
Love this lightened up version!I also use more garlic than most! It’s the best ;)
Carrie RJanuary 7, 2017 at 9:03 am
Shrimp scampi is one of my favorites! Love that you lightened it up! :)
Kelsey RickertJanuary 7, 2017 at 8:47 am
Wow! This looks so good! I am excited to try this for dinner! I love shrimp dinner!
Renee GoergerJanuary 7, 2017 at 5:49 am
I’m with you, the more garlic the better!
Kimberly @ The Daring GourmetJanuary 6, 2017 at 7:57 pm
Shrimp scampi is one of my husband’s all-time favorites and this version sounds great!