Healthy-ish Baked Bang Bang Shrimp (Three Ways)

Whenever I crave something, it’s usually something very unhealthy. So- I usually head out on a mission to recreate it in a healthy-ish, yes plz version! Lately I’ve been craving Bang Bang Shrimp. You know, the crunchy, creamy, sweet yet spicy, oh-so-yummy asain shrimp.

So that’s what we made! Well, kinda. 

If you’ve followed along for a while you may know I follow a Keto, Kinda diet because of my diagnosis with PCOS. It’s not the end of the world and while I won’t get violently ill if I eat something high carbs, I’ve just found day to day my body functions better on low carb.

With that being said, I still eat some carbs but I try to balance it all out! Today that balance is using a breading that is just whole wheat bread crumbs, no flour and baked. While RJ likes to eat his shrimp on a taco shell or with friend rice, I opt for salad. Learning balance is something that makes this low carb a lifestyle not a crazy diet.

Anyway, back to what’s important here- the shrimp! 




Shrimp is one of my favorite things to keep in our freezer. It’s easy to thaw and so versatile, even though lately we’ve on been preparing it one way. Below I’ll share my baked shrimp recipe, the greek yogurt bang bang sauce we create and how we enjoy it.

Whole Wheat Baked Shrimp
Serves 2
Easy
I N G R E D I E N T S
1 Bag Frozen Shrimp, thawed & peeled 
1 Cup of Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
2 Eggs
1 Tbsp Dried Cilantro
Salt & Pepper

D I R E C T I O N S
1. Preheat oven to 400*F, line a cookie sheet with aluminun foil for easy clean up.
2. In one small bowl, whisk together two eggs. In another, mix the bread crumbs, cilantro and a dash of salt & pepper.
3. Use a fork to dip a piece of shrimp in the egg until coated, repeat in the crumb mixture. Place on baking sheet. Repeat with all shrimp.
4. Bake for roughly 10 minutes and flip. Baked for another 10. (this could vary based on the size of your shrimp)

Skinny Bang Bang Sauce
Easy
I N G R E D I E N T S
1 Cup of Plain Greek Yogurt
3 Tbsp of Siracha (more or less depending on how spicy you like it!)
1/2 Tbsp of Agave Nectar or Honey (more or less depending on how sweet you like it, I tend to do less because I don’t like the added sugar)

D I R E C T I O N S
1. In a small bowl whisk together all the ingredients.
2. Either toss your cooked shrimp in the sauce to completely coat or lightly drizzle over the top for a lighter option!

How to enjoy: 

  • For a super quick dinner, I like to grab one of the premade asain salads from the store. To cut down on carbs, I will only use half of the wonton strips they provide. You can also add avocado to this salad for a yummy treat! I add the shrimp on top and drizzle with the bang bang sauce. as seen above.  
  • If I eat a salad, I usually make RJ a quick fried rice. I do cooked brown rice (we buy the microwaveable brown rice in individual cups) in a skillet with soy sauce alternative, sesame oil and rice vinegar. While that is cooking, in the same skillet I scramble an egg. Mix it all together and let cook for a few minutes. I coat his shrimp in the left over bang bang sauce and serve with the rice! Read other ‘Healthy Husband Hacks’ here
  • We will also do tacos- we cook the shrimp, grill some corn, mix with black beans and then I make an easy broccoli slaw (greek yogurt, lime juice, cilantro and a bag of broccoli slaw from the store). Super delicious but does take a little more prep! 

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I’m sure there are a million ways you could eat this shrimp, including on Poboys, pasta, non-asain salads and more! If you try them any other way, I’d love to hear how. Share it in the comments below so others can try it too. Be sure to follow along on Instagram (@RileySitton) for more easy recipes & low carb hacks. XO 

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