Garlic Shrimp Skewers


Overlooked as a protein source, shrimp is practically fat free, all protein, and contains 25 percent of your daily total iron. The only fat contained in shrimp are the healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids. Three ounces of shrimp is only one gram of fat, that’s less then the amount of fat in three ounces of chicken. Yes cholesterol levels in shrimp are high but they won’t make your cholesterol levels skyrocket — that’s saturated fat’s job. Replace the mini hot dogs with garlic shrimp skewers, which is simple and easy to prepare. Place the shrimp and sliced lemons on skewers, and then lay each skewer on a baking sheet, which has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. After, mix the oil, lemon juice, and seasonings. Next, brush the mixture onto the shrimp, and bake it in the oven at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook each side for three to four minutes; shrimp generally cooks within ten minutes. This recipe is made to serve six.

What You’ll Need
1½ pounds of shrimp
4 lemons, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp Rosemary
½ tsp thyme
½ tsp sage

Totals (7 pieces of shrimp): 223 calories, 13g fat, 6g carbs, 23g protein