Hello divas! I hope that you had a fabulous weekend and are ready for the week ahead. Mine was super relaxing as I was finishing my staycation. But I am now back and ready to take on this first week in June.
It has been hot and humid as summer has arrived here in Tennessee. I don’t know about you but when it gets hot, I just want easy and light meals for lunch or dinner. I try to avoid meals with heavy sauces and, as I am trying to eat healthy, I avoid frying things if I can. Some of my favorite light meals include shrimp.
Which is where today’s recipe comes in. I am in love with coconut shrimp. Whenever I go out to eat and it is on the menu, I order it. Of course, it is typically fried which is not as good for you. So today I thought I would create an easy healthy recipe at home for some baked coconut lime shrimp to give me my coconut shrimp fix without all the excess calories.
One of the things I love about shrimp is how light it is while still packing a nutritional punch. It is a good source of protein without also being high calorie. It is also low in the saturated fats that can kill a diet (unless it is fried or cooked to add these types of fats) but contains the heart healthy omega-3 fats that our bodies need to stay healthy.
For this recipe, I tried to include as many healthy ingredients as possible. I started by preparing the coating mixture for the shrimp. I used an egg, raw honey, coconut oil, lime juice, a little salt, some red pepper flakes and a little minced garlic to mix the liquid coating for the shrimp.
Once mixed, I coated the shrimp in the mixture then covered the shrimp in the whole wheat bread crumbs and placed them on a baking sheet. I baked the shrimp for 10 minutes, topped with a little more lime juice and served them. I added some baked potato wedges and a salad with them but you can also use pasta, rice, or steam veggies as well.
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