Garlic Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles

Steph Wagner

February 10, 2016

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Garlic Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles


Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles - Low Carb Bariatric Meal


Some of my favorite recipes of all are the most simple ones. If you’re a fan of garlic, you know how little is needed in a recipe other than some nicely pressed fresh garlic! I sauteed a little in olive oil, added zucchini and shrimp and viola! So much flavor, so little time.

Bariatric patients, as always, be sure to focus on the protein in this dish. Eat two bites of shrimp to every bite of zucchini. Bites should stay small (one shrimp = 3 or 4 bites??) and stop at the first sign of fullness.

If you don’t have a “spiralizer” or a way to make zucchini noodles, try using a vegetable peeler. Peel each side of the zucchini until you get to the seeds in the middle and stop there :)

Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles - Low Carb Bariatric Meal

Garlic Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 93kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp each sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 medium zucchini, spiralized
  • 1 lb bag frozen pre-cooked shrimp, thawed and tails removed


  • Heat skillet to medium high heat. Add olive oil and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add shrimp and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • .Add zucchini noodles and toss to coat. Cook 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 2052mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 286mg95%
Sodium 2052mg89%
Potassium 353mg10%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 196IU4%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Calcium 184mg18%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.