This low calorie shrimp and bean sprout ("noodles") stir fry, is under 150 calories. Lately, I've been eating several mini-meals through out the day, rather than a more typical meal plan, and it has helped me successfully drop a few pounds. I try and keep most of these mini- meals under 200 - 300 calories, and avoid adding many beverage calories.
In this Shrimp and "Noodles" dish, bean sprouts take the place of real noodles, so this would work well for those on a low carb diet, as well. I was surprised the first time I made a bean sprout stir fry, how much they reminded me of noodles, when cooked relatively dry. Other than a splash of soy sauce, and a minimal amount of sesame oil, a dry seasoning blend is used.
- ½ bag of bean sprouts
- 3 oz. shrimp bite size pieces
- 2-4 leaves of basil Thai or lime basil would be ideal, but regular sweet basil is fine
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- splash of soy sauce I use low-sodium version
- generously season with salt free seasoning blend I used Mrs. Dash Caribbean blend
- Place non-stick wok or skillet on med-high heat.
- Put in sesame oil, bean sprouts and salt-free seasoning blend. Stir frequntly.
- Once bean sprouts are nearly cooked add the shrimp and soy sauce. Tear the basil up and drop into the pan.
- Stir fry until shrimp are cooked through.
- Serve with soy sauce, a splash of citrus juice or a little sriracha hot sauce.
I am starting a diet this week and need to lose 60# of baby weight. I'm going to try this. It looks good.
Patricia C. says
Looks yummy. I wouldn't think of using sprouts like noodles.
blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
What a beautiful dish!
Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy says
Oh goodness gracious, this looks absolutely delicious!
This recipe sounds so good and basic enough to add to it. I think I will be adding greens and maybe mushrooms. Thanks for being clear on the calorie count as well.
Linda Galloway says
I make something like this. I use organic soy and vegetables. I also crave noodle once in a whole so I add. The noodle I add to this same recipe is orangic and it come with individual packages for single serving. I also add a little organic coconut sauce and cook with a little organic coconut oil. It is super and I also add a little garlic salt. Its very tasty. Lots of bean sprouts.
I make something similar to this, and add those vegie-infused noodles by Barilla when I need a little more substance. Toss in an egg and you've got lo-cal pad thai. 🙂
I literally just bought some broth and garlic for another recipe and knew I wasn't going to have some left over. So glad this recipe popped up! It's perfect! Thanks for sharing
I meant 'WAS going to have some left over' !!!
Do you use frozen or cooked shrimp?
Robin Gagnon says
I used raw frozen, thawed.