If you’re looking to eat healthier in the New Year, look no further than wild-caught Gulf white shrimp from Biloxi Shrimp Co.!
Our shrimp aren’t just packed full of delicious flavor, they’re also filled with a variety of nutrients that can improve your health. This includes a key macronutrient that helps you build and maintain muscle mass: protein!
It seems that everyone is always trying to find new ways to incorporate protein into their diets – from getting creative with keto to going all-in on an all-meat diet. However, people often forget shrimp when looking for a healthy alternative protein source for their diets, and that just shouldn’t be the case! After all: shrimp are made almost entirely of protein and water!
As noted by Healthline, when you eat shrimp, you can rest assured that you’re getting plenty of protein packed into small, poppable bites. They’re not only high in protein, but they’re also low in calories, carbs and fat! As part of an average meal, three ounces of shrimp contain 12 grams of protein and only 60 calories. This means that if you’re looking to cut down on calories while still getting a sufficient amount of protein in your diet, wild-caught, American shrimp may just be what you’re looking for!
The 2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines Committee recommends that Americans consume two to seven ounces of protein foods per day and that they should also be eating eight ounces of seafood or more per week. However, they found that most Americans don’t meet this benchmark and, thus, are not intaking a sufficient amount of protein.
The Committee also found that choosing lean meats over red meats leads to an overall healthier life, with the Committee finding that individuals who replace more of their red meat with lean meat have a reduced risk of all-cause mortality (death by any cause). Of course, shrimp are a perfect lean meat substitute for red meat!
Here are some of our favorite shrimp recipes to help get you started!
- 1 lb. of shrimp (or more as needed). This can be peeled and deveined or peeled and deveined with the tail on as pictured.
- 1 packet of taco seasoning (your choice) per pound of shrimp
- 4 tortillas per pound of shrimp
- Shredded mixed cheese and other tacos add-ons of your choice such as cilantro, onions, tomatoes or a spritz of lime
- Thaw shrimp, coat in taco seasoning (as specified on the packet) and cook in a buttered pan until pink.
- Fill tortillas with shrimp, shredded cheese and other add-ons.
Any way you slice it (or peel it), shrimp are a perfectly packed source of protein for your everyday diet!
Hungry for shrimp? Visit our Shop page to order wild-caught Gulf shrimp to be shipped to you anywhere in the country!