It is easy to understand why shrimps are a favorite option among people with diabetes. They are high in protein, the macronutrient that makes you feel fuller and consequently reduces your craving for unnecessary and sugar spiking carbs. Apart from this effect on appetite, protein is also good for your bones, muscles, and blood pressure, among others.
But let’s not stop at discussing their health benefits. Let’s also explore how we can prepare them for easy, quick, and tasty meals with your loved ones.
What do you get if you mix spiraled zucchini, sauteed shrimps and Arrabbiata sauce? A spicy Italian treat! Zucchini is a great low-calorie replacement for noodles but be sure not to overcook it as it gets mushy and watery. If you have kids, you can serve a different sauce for them. Suggested options include mild marinara, pesto, or with garlic, lemon, and a little salt.
With shrimps paired with broccoli, this is one of the healthy recipes you’d like to keep at hand. The toasted sesame seeds add more texture, and with the other condiments into the mix, it’s a “party in your mouth.” It has a hint of sweetness, which appeals to kids and picky eaters.
This is another Italian recipe that replaces high-carb fettucini noodles with the blood sugar-friendly option, spaghetti squash. The pan-fried shrimps, steamed broccoli, and “noodles” blend well with the creamy and cheesy Alfredo sauce. No broccoli in the fridge? Don’t worry, you can replace it with any spinach, kale, or other low-carb vegetables.
This shrimp-based, vegetable-loaded recipe takes a longer time to prepare than the other recipes on this list, but the flavor and nutrition you get from it make the effort worth it. Many people often consume it with rice, but low-carb bread and fresh salad are friendlier to your pancreas.
The regular tacos are high in carbs but if you use lettuce wraps and stuffed them with spicy shrimps and avocado tomato salsa, you’re in for a low-carb Mexican celebration. Top it with some creamy jalapeno and cilantro lime sauce for an added kick. You will want to have more after a serving but each taco has only 4g of net carbs, which is a pretty good deal.
How do you want your shrimps prepared? Share your recipes ideas in the comments!