Lean & Green Healthy Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo
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Did we mention how much we love Gumbo? No, well we love gumbo and you're going to love this Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo recipe too! It hits all the high spots on flavor but won't weigh you down with extra carbs and calories!
Benefits of Shrimp in your Diet
Shrimp is an excellent source of protein, selenium, vitamin B12 and iodine. These nutrients are essential for good health and play a role in everything from tissue growth to energy production. Shrimp is also low in calories and fat compared to other seafood like salmon or tuna, making it an ideal meal option if you're watching your weight or trying to lose some pounds. If you're looking for ways to add more shrimp into your diet without breaking the bank on fancy dinners out at trendy restaurants—or even just getting bored with your usual order of chicken fingers—then look no further than these seven reasons why it's time we all started adding some shellfish into our lives!
Shrimp is low in fat and calories.
Shrimp is low in fat and calories, providing just 90 calories per 4-ounce serving. This makes it a great choice for people who are watching their weight or who want to add more protein to their diets.
About Chris Sloan
My name is Chris Sloan and I, like so many others, struggled with my weight for years, not realizing the toll being overweight was taking on my body. At the beginning of 2021, I began to take my weight loss efforts seriously and have lost 75 lbs so far on the plan. It's been amazing, and while my journey isn't over, I'm well on my way!
When I started, I had a hard time finding the top 5 and 1 recipes, so I was so inspired to build this website to help compile some of what I felt are the best recipes around. I'm happy to share it with you as well!
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Helpful Cooking Utensils
- 1 tbsp Canola Oil
- 1 small Scallions Chopped
- 2 stalk Celery Diced
- 1.5 cup Diced Tomatoes
- 2 cup Water
- 1/4 tsp Dried Thyme
- 1 small Bay Leaf
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1.5 cup Okra Chopped
- 1 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
- 2 cup Frozen Riced Cauliflower
- 3/4 lbs Raw Shrimp
- 1/4 tsp Salt (optional)*
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 large Red Bell Peppers Diced
- Heat oil in a large pot, and add the garlic, scallions, celery, and bell pepper; cook until translucent.
- Add the tomatoes, water, thyme, bay leaf, and cayenne; simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add the okra and chicken and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Add the cauliflower and shrimp, and simmer for 3 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through. If gumbo is too thick, add water as desired. Season with salt and pepper, and serve hot.