These Parmesan Garlic Shrimp Zucchini Noodles are a great choice for dinner when you are eating healthy. This easy low carb meal will keep you on track with your healthy eating goals.
Yes, I totally realize that there is a plate of veggies staring you down right now. Yes, you are on the right blog.
For the past few months we have been doing a different food plan and losing some stubborn pounds by saying no to things like this Snickers Cheesecake Brownie Cake.
When you hit a certain age, those pounds are even more stubborn and like to hang on. But thank goodness my hubby has found a calling in health coaching.
We both have gone through the food program and dropped a total of about 45 pounds together. Later thunder thighs!
We have adopted healthier eating habits for our main meal of the day as part of our journey to get healthy. Most of our lean and green dinners consist of salad and a protein. Sure I could blog it, but it would be very boring.
Until today that is. A few years ago I bought a spiralizer. I had every intention of using it right away. Yeah, that was a lie I told myself, just so I wouldn't feel guilty buying a fad kitchen item. That poor little machine sat in our basement for years until we moved.
Then it sat in the laundry room at our new house for another year and a half. Want to know how many times I used it in that time frame?
Once. One stinking time. I finally felt so bad about buying it that I pulled it out and made this Cranberry Zucchini Slaw. Which turned out amazing, so I don't know why I haven't made it more often?
When I got this crazy awesome idea to make a low carb dinner with zucchini noodles, I couldn't wait to pull the spiralizer out of a tote.
Yes, it made another move with us. Although, my hubby tried to put it in the Goodwill box a few times along the way, but I rescued it every time.
And it's a good thing because these Parmesan Garlic Shrimp Zucchini Noodles rocked my world. I'm going to be honest, I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about veggie noodles. But I have to say I was very, very pleasantly surprised.
No, they are not the same as pasta if you are wondering. Not at all. But they were delicious and satisfying, and I'm totally craving them again. True story!
This entire healthy low carb dinner is so easy and can be on your table in less than 30 minutes. I like to prep all my ingredients right before starting to cook anything.
Tips for making Parmesan Garlic Shrimp Zucchini Noodles:
- Place the frozen shrimp in a colander and run cool water over them as you cut the veggies.
- Cut the tomatoes in half and set aside.
- Run the zucchinis through the spiralizer and set them aside too.
- Mix together the seasonings for the shrimp.
- Now drain and dry the shrimp. And by dry, I really just mean pat them with a paper towel. You just want to remove some excess water.
- Place the shrimp in a bowl and toss with the oil and garlic. Then toss it with the cheese and seasonings. Pour on a tray and put it in the oven.
- Sauté the veggies in a large skillet while the shrimp is cooking. Make sure to heat your oil up for a minute or two first though.
- Both parts of the dinner will finish about the same time. You can drop the shrimp in the skillet and serve it all right from there.
- Or get fancy and put the veggies in a nice white serving tray and place the shrimp on top all nice and pretty like. Either way it tastes amazing and gets rave reviews.
This easy lean and green meal has been made a few times at our house, and everyone devours it down. Well, everyone but the picky 13 year old boy who only likes Ramen. I guess you can't please everyone.
More easy low carb dinner recipes:
- Low Carb Fish Taco Bowls
- Coconut Curry Shrimp
- Low Carb Chicken Alfredo Zoodle Soup
- Buffalo Chicken Pepper Nachos
- Tomato Basil Cauliflower Rice and Sausage
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Delicious! Great flavor and great directions! Thank you!
I made it substituting 1tsp of Tony Cratcher's Cajun seasoning for all of the seasonings. It was a big hit, of course we like to have a little more spice spark than most people.
I made this for family dinner the other night and it was amazing! Definitely recommend this recipe. Thanks!
I am so happy you and your family enjoyed the shrimp and zoodles! It's one of our favorites!
Is this a full L&G? Thx!
Hi, Tris. This recipe makes 4 servings of a lean and green meal. It's one of our favorite dinners. I hope you enjoy it.
I was so shocked to see what the sodium was in this dinner. That is more than I am allowed for the entire day. I know Shrimp can have a lot in it, but where over 1500 mg comes from is beyond me. Looks SO good too.
Most of the sodium in this recipe comes from the parmesan cheese and the salt. The daily recommended amount of sodium is 2300 mg, but if you are needing to have a much lower amount, feel free to cut the salt and parmesan cheese out. That should drop it to around 600 mg per serving. I hope that helps and that you are able to enjoy this easy dinner.
is this any good to reheat for meal preps?
Do you mean to reheat and eat the next day? It sure is. I've reheated it in the microwave the next day and enjoyed it for lunch! I hope that helps.
I just tried this one! That was awesome!
I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed this recipe. It's one of my all time favorite ways to eat shrimp now.
This was a hit tonight. I made a couple minor changes since I didn’t have the recipe on hand and was trying to remember what I had read. I used thyme instead of oregano and chili powder. And I also added white beans. Prepared all on stovetop. This was very quick, flavorful and filling. I will definitely make again. Thank You Jocelyn!!!
Yay! I am so excited to hear that you made this shrimp recipe, and that it was a hit. It's definitely one of my favorite meals at the moment. I'll have to try your substitutions the next time I make it for my family.
I was gifted a spiralizer in May by my daughter. Perfect recipe for inspiring its first use and for ending my guilt whenever I noticed its unopened box!
True story. My spiralizer is still in a box, for the past two years, unopened 🙂 If you can do it, I can do it....and I'll start with this recipe 🙂
I plan to cook this for dinner soon! My spiralizer has been sitting in a box for a while. 🙂
This looks so yummy! Adding it to my menu this week!