Honey Soy Shrimp and Broccoli

Honey Soy Shrimp and Broccoli

Low Fat, Honey Soy Shrimp and Broccoli

Are you tired of low fat recipes lacking flavor and leaving you wanting something more, even after you have just eaten? Then you have got to try this Low Fat, Honey Soy Shrimp and Broccoli recipe. The combination of the honey and the soy create the most amazing flavor, sweet yet savory. Combined with protein packed shrimp and healthy carbs and fiber from the broccoli, you have a well rounded, delicious low fat recipe, that is simply amazing! You won’t be craving anything else after you have eaten this dish.

If you are trying to eat better, maybe trying to lose a few pounds, recipes like this: high in protein and low in fat will help you lose some of that unwanted weight, while making you feel healthier and stronger.

Ready to make this super simple Honey Soy Shrimp and Broccoli recipe? Here is everything you will need, along with step by step instructions:

Equipment:

Ingredients:

  • ¼’ cup’ Honey
  • 3′ tbsp’ Soy Sauce, Lite
  • 1′ tbsp’ Fresh Ginger,’ grated
  • 1′ tsp’ Red Pepper Flake
  • 2′ Fresh Garlic,’ diced
  • 4′ cups’ Broccoli,’ cut into bite size pieces (1 large head of broccoli)
  • 24′ oz’ Extra Large Shrimp,’ raw, peeled and deveined, tail on, (about’ 40 shrimp)

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl combine: honey, soy sauce, ginger, red pepper flake, and garlic. Stir until well combined. Then set aside. 
  2. Add raw, peeled, deveined, tail on shrimp to a large bowl. Toss with half of your honey soy sauce. Then cover with plasic or a lid and place in the fridge to marinate for 15 – 20 minutes. 
  3. While the shrimp is marinating, heat a medium sauce pot with about 1 inch of water at the bottom, to a boil. Place steamer basket in the sauce pot, making sure water level is below the bottom of the basket. Put the broccoli into of the steamer basket, cover with the lid and cook for 8 minutes. Once done, the broccoli should still have a little crisp to it. Drain the water and remove the steamer basket. 
  4. By now the shrimp should be done marinating. Heat a large saute pan to medium heat. Once the pan is hot add the shrimp and the marinade to the pan. Spread shrimp out evenly in the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes. The shrimp will start to change from a translute color to a light whitish pink color. Then flip the sprimp and cook on the other side for 2-3 minutes. 
  5. After 2-3 minutes on each side the shrimp should be just about done. Now add the broccoli to the pan with the remainder of the honey soy sauce. Toss everything together and cook for another 1-2 minutes ensuring the shrimp is done and allowing the broccoli to soak up some of that sauce. 
  6. Serve and enjoy. Or portion out into your meal prep containers.
Honey Soy Shrimp and Broccoli Meal Prep Counting Macros

NOTES FOR MEAL PREP:

This honey soy shrimp and broccoli is a wonderful recipe for meal prepping. You can store each serving in the fridge for 5-7 day and eat it as it fits your meal plan.

For reheating, microwave covered with a wet paper towel to help trap in the moisture of the shrimp and broccoli. Cook for 30 seconds, remove paper towel and stir everything together. Cook for an additional 30 seconds without the paper towel.

NOTES FOR COUNTING MACROS:

This recipe really does allow for easy adjustments, making it helpful for anyone trying to meet their macro goals. 

PROTEIN:

The majority of the protein in this recipe comes from the shrimp. You can easily adjust the amount of shrimp without changing the flavor of this recipe. 

  • For every 1 ounce of shrimp you can increase or decrease the protein macro by 6 grams. 

So go ahead, add as much or as little protein as you would like to this recipe.

CARBOHYDRATE:

The main ingredient contributing to the carbohydrate in this honey soy shrimp and broccoli recipe, is the broccoli. As a result, adjustment of the carb macro is extremely easy. 

  • For every 50 grams of broccoli you can increase or decrease your carbs by 3.3 grams.  

This recipe only calls for 350 grams of broccoli, which is an entire head of broccoli. Therefore if you are looking to increase the carbohydrates, you will want to purchase another head of broccoli.

FAT:

There is little to no fat in this recipe. You could increase the fat by adding additional ingredients like avocado, or tossing the broccoli in a little butter before adding it in with the shrimp.

But, my recommendation is to leave the fat in this recipe as it is. And allow yourself to enjoy other healthy fats throughout the day in your snacks.

When making adjustments to the macros with this honey soy shrimp and broccoli recipe, you will want to keep in mind the number of servings you are making.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook or Rest Time: 15 minutes
Marinating: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Broccoli, Honey, shrimp
Servings: 3
Calories: 301kcal
Honey Soy Shrimp & Broccoli

Equipment

  • Small Bowl
  • Large Bowl
  • Medium Sauce Pot with Lid
  • Steamer Basket
  • Large Saute Pan

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce, Lite
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flake
  • 2 Fresh Garlic, diced
  • 4 cups Broccoli, cut into bite size pieces (1 large head of broccoli)
  • 24 oz Extra Large Shrimp, raw, peeled and deveined, tail on, (about 40 shrimp)

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine: honey, soy sauce, ginger, red pepper flake, and garlic. Stir until well combined. Then set aside.
  • Add raw, peeled, deveined, tail on shrimp to a large bowl. Toss with half of your honey soy sauce. Then cover with plasic or a lid and place in the fridge to marinate for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • While the shrimp is marinating, heat a medium sauce pot with about 1 inch of water at the bottom, to a boil. Place steamer basket in the sauce pot, making sure water level is below the bottom of the basket. Put the broccoli into of the steamer basket, cover with the lid and cook for 8 minutes. Once done, the broccoli should still have a little crisp to it. Drain the water and remove the steamer basket.
  • By now the shrimp should be done marinating. Heat a large saute pan to medium heat. Once the pan is hot add the shrimp and the marinade to the pan. Spread shrimp out evenly in the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes. The shrimp will start to change from a translute color to a light whitish pink color. Then flip the sprimp and cook on the other side for 2-3 minutes.
  • After 2-3 minutes on each side the shrimp should be just about done. Now add the broccoli to the pan with the remainder of the honey soy sauce. Toss everything together and cook for another 1-2 minutes ensuring the shrimp is done and allowing the broccoli to soak up some of that sauce.
  • Serve and enjoy. Or portion out into your meal prep containers.
Sweet and tangy you are going to love this light dish for lunch or dinner.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Honey Soy Shrimp & Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.6g1%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 345mg115%
Sodium 1388.9mg60%
Potassium 661.6mg19%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3.3g14%
Sugar 22.5g25%
Protein 44.3g89%
Vitamin A 36.2IU1%
Vitamin C 104.7mg127%
Calcium 66.8mg7%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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