Low-Calorie Honey Walnut Shrimp Recipe

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Bite it! HG's Oh Honey! Walnut Shrimp
HG's Oh Honey! Walnut Shrimp

A Run for Your Honey

While certain dishes at Chinese restaurants are fairly safe, nutritionally speaking, a few are clearly off-limits. Take one look at a plate of fried shrimp coated in a sweet 'n creamy sauce and studded with walnuts, and you'll know the truth -- it's a calorie disaster. Not our version! We turned a no-no into a yes-yes -- so eat-eat!

2 1/2 tbsp. whole-wheat flour
2 dashes salt
Dash black pepper
8 oz. raw large shrimp, peeled, tails removed, deveined (about 16 shrimp)
2 tbsp. fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
2 tbsp. fat-free mayonnaise
1 tbsp. honey
1 drop lemon juice
Dash chili powder
1 tbsp. chopped walnuts
Serving suggestion: steamed sugar snap peas


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray and set aside.

In a wide sealable container, combine flour with a dash each salt and pepper. Seal and shake to mix. Set aside.

Make sure shrimp are dry. (Blot well with paper towels.) Place in a bowl with egg substitute, and gently toss to coat.

One at a time, gently shake shrimp to remove excess egg substitute and transfer to the seasoned flour; flip to evenly coat. Place on the baking sheet, evenly spaced.

Lightly mist shrimp with nonstick spray. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes. Flip shrimp. Bake until cooked through and slightly crispy, about 5 more minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a small microwave-safe bowl, combine mayo, honey, lemon juice, chili powder, and remaining dash salt. Whisk until smooth.

Just before serving, microwave mayo mixture for 20 seconds, or until hot. Stir until smooth. Add to the shrimp bowl and toss to coat. Serve (over steamed sugar snap peas, if you like) and top with walnuts. Enjoy!


Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe (about 8 shrimp)
Calories: 208
Fat: 4g
Sodium: 658mg
Carbs: 18.5g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 10g
Protein: 24g

PointsPlus® value 5*

HG Heads-Up: Consume immediately! (This recipe does not refrigerate well.)

Fight it! Honey Walnut Shrimp, Average
Honey Walnut Shrimp, Average

A Sticky Situation...

If one were to make a list of enticing food qualities, the terms "made with honey," "covered with cream sauce," "topped with nuts," and "fried until crispy" would likely make the cut. Alas, these traits can put some otherwise guilt-free shrimp in a perilous nutritional situation. Honey tastes great but is loaded with sugary calories; creamy sauce is fabulous but typically fatty; and nuts, though healthy in moderation, are fat-packed and calorie-dense little items. And we all know that fried food is never a good choice. When you put these characteristics together, those shrimp don't stand a chance. Hungry Girl to save the day (and the shrimp)! Our creamy sauce has just the right balance of decadent honey and low-calorie ingredients. Our lightly coated shrimp are baked, and we use our walnuts wisely. What's more appealing than a delicious and calorie-considerate meal? Nuttin' honey...

Serving Size: 1 portion
Calories: 540
Fat: 30g
Sodium: 680mg
Carbs: 44g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 23g
Protein: 24g

PointsPlus® value 15*

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Happy December 6th, Microwave Oven Day! Wanna try out a couple of fun dishes that require only nuking? Try a BLT B-fast Burrito or Cheeseburger Tacos... or both! (Not at once though.)

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