Shrimp Fajitas

Looking for a high protein, low-calorie recipe? Look no further than shrimp fajitas!

(Makes about 2 servings)

Shrimp Fajitas

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon blackened seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced
  • Toppings of choice

 Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Combine shrimp, seasoning and salt in a small bowl, tossing to coat. Add shrimp to pan.
  3. Add onion and bell pepper to pan.
  4. Cook until softened.
  5. Enjoy in a lettuce wrap or flour tortilla!

High Volume, Low Calorie Foods

Sometimes my stomach is a bottomless pit. I am sure I am not the only one that’s felt this way! The following is a list of 15 high volume but low-calorie foods you can use to fill your stomach without over doing it!

  1. Mushrooms: about 15 calories per cup
  2. Brussels Sprouts: about 35 calories per cup
  3. Grapefruit: 40 calories per half
  4. Celery: about 15 calories per cup
  5. Lettuce, Arugula, Spinach: about 5 calories per cup
  6. Broccoli: about 30 calories per cup
  7. Cauliflower: about 25 calories per cup
  8. Green Beans: about 30 calories per cup
  9. Sugar Snap Peas: about 50 calories per cup
  10. Zucchini: about 25 calories per cup
  11. Asparagus: about 25 calories per cup
  12. Hard Boiled Egg (white only!): about 15 calories…pure protein!
  13. Tuna: about 100 calories in 1/2 cup…also a good source of protein
  14. Air Popped Popcorn: about 35 calories per cup
  15. Low Fat String Cheese: about 50 calories per stick

Never forget about filling up on fluids!

  • Coffee: Zero Calories…if you can drink it black!
  • Tea: about 5 calories per cup…try peppermint when you need energy and chamomile when you need to relax
  • Low calorie water flavoring: around 5 to 20 calories per serving
  • Water…obviously, bloat at night- slim in the morning

So next time you need to fill your stomach or keep your hands busy try one of these as a snack!