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Shrimp Stir Fry with Angel Hair Pasta

Keto Low Carb

Recipe by Chef Michele Ragussis

  • Cook Time 15 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Difficulty Easy

Low-Carb Shrimp Stir Fry with Angel Hair Pasta

Sometimes, you just want yummy stir-fried vegetables, especially on busy weeknights. Toss in some shrimp for protein, and you have a delicious, fast meal. But what should you use for rice or noodles?

If you're watching your carbs, traditional rice or noodles will put you over your carb count, especially if you're following keto or a similar diet plan. Well, never fear—It's Skinny is the answer you've been looking for. No one wants plain stir fry. It's Skinny Noodles (or It's Skinny Rice-Shape) has zero net carbs and only 9 calories per pack. Dig into this easy stir-fry and say goodbye to guilt!

Shrimp Might Be the Perfect Stir Fry Protein

Shrimp has long been a staple food in Asian cuisine. With a delicate, sweet flavor, shrimp is a versatile, healthy protein that works in an array of dishes and cuisines. In Asia, shrimp can be found in the dim sum halls of southern China, the night markets of Thailand, and the sushi bars of Japan.

Shrimp absorbs the surrounding flavors of the dish (not unlike It’s Skinny) and blends well with all types of sauces and spices.

Shrimp also lends itself well to stir-frying (a ubiquitous cooking style throughout China and much of Asia). It's a speedy and efficient way of cooking—using high heat and continuous movement. It's an ideal cooking method for small kitchens, too. Stir fry lets chefs quickly create vibrant, flavorful dishes using minimal oil and energy. The quick-cooked ingredients retain their bright flavors, crisp texture (and nutritional value).

Shrimp makes a great protein for stir fry because it cooks very quickly as well. Often, the risk with shrimp is overcooking—causing it to become rubbery or chewy. With a stir-fry method, you get perfectly cooked, juicy shrimp that pairs well with the other flavors and components.

If you're following the ketogenic diet (or any low-carb diet), shrimp is an excellent choice thanks to its high protein content and low calorie count. Shrimp contains many essential nutrients, including iodine, to support thyroid function and metabolism. It's a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which support heart health with their anti-inflammatory properties.

Shrimp is easy to cook because the small, evenly-sized proteins cook quickly. It contains high-quality protein to help with muscle building and repair. It's a good choice if you're looking for foods to maintain or increase lean muscle mass while following a low-carb diet.

Non-starchy vegetables are fundamental for staying full and satisfied on a low-carb or keto diet. We all know veggies are crucial for vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Non-starchy veggies like broccoli, spinach, and bell pepper add volume and fiber to your meals to help you feel full and satisfied.

The fiber of vegetables also supports gut health and helps you regulate cholesterol levels. Fiber is excellent for digestion and crucial for weight loss.

With veggies and shrimp, this stir fry strikes a perfectly healthy balance—it's delicious, satisfying, and perfect for those watching their weight. Best of all, with It's Skinny, you can enjoy all the rich flavors and textures of your favorite stir fry while still sticking to the plan.

It’s Skinny Angel Hair is a Great Stir Fry Noodle

When you choose noodles instead of rice in a dish, it can be tricky. Noodles can be too soft, too chewy, or too watery. Some stick together. Unlike typical fluffy rice, noodles can detract from the stir fry rather than enhance it.

Yet noodles are a staple in Asian cuisine. That's because they are often well-prepared, and some rely on alternative ingredients. It’s Skinny noodles are derived from the konjac plant and are sometimes called shirataki noodles. They have been a popular option in Asia for years.

Even though you may not have tried shirataki noodles before, you’ll find that they’re an impressive option for nearly any dish and all types of cuisine. Konjac is a vegetable that’s high in fiber—a special type of fiber called glucomannan. It keeps you feeling full and satisfied for hours. It’s easy to work with and will kick all your noodle, pasta, and rice cravings.

It’s Skinny is available in four great styles, making it the perfect swap for nearly any recipe. You can find organic or traditional versions of:

Order a variety pack, to get a selection of all the styles. You can try them with your favorite recipes and see what fits best! Don't miss our new Skinny Mac too! We've taken boxed macaroni and cheese for a gluten-free, low-carb update. It's so rich and creamy you'll fall in love!

It’s Skinny Pasta and Rice-Shape is easy to work with. Open the pack, drain the water, and set the noodles aside (some folks like to pat them dry with a paper towel). Cook the other ingredients of your meal, and toss in It’s Skinny for the last few minutes of cooking. Once it heats through, it’s ready to enjoy!

Explore our recipe database for healthy recipes and ideas to keep you full and on track. Enjoy your next low-carb meal with It's Skinny!

Customize This Shrimp Stir Fry? You Bet!

We always encourage It's Skinny fans to mix things up. Try all the varieties and get creative! The kitchen is a place to experiment and have fun! Here are a few ideas if you're looking for some ways to make this low-carb shrimp stir fry your own.

Can I use frozen vegetables?

Of course! Frozen vegetables are perfectly delicious in this keto stir-fry—swap them for any fresh vegetables. They're easy to keep on hand, along with frozen shrimp and shelf-stable packs of It's Skinny. Basically, you can keep the ingredients in storage and whip a low-carb meal together any time you're feeling stir fry, but don't want to run out for all the components.

We suggest using a frozen stir fry medley—typically consisting of water chestnuts, broccoli, red bell peppers, and onions. Some blends contain snow peas, mushrooms, and other stir-fry-friendly ingredients. Of course, there are no rules that say you can't make stir fry with just broccoli, or only red peppers and onions, if that's what you like. Green beans are also a great option.

Can I use a different protein?

Not a shrimp recipe fan? While we’re huge fans of shellfish, some people avoid shrimp for a variety of reasons (taste, allergies, texture, personal preference). You can certainly omit the shrimp from this stir fry or swap it with another lean protein if you prefer.

Mushrooms offer a similar texture that can be satisfying in a stir fry. Tofu takes on the other flavors of the dish and goes well here, too. Chicken, steak, or even pork would also work in a stir fry. Almost any protein goes well with the vegetables and flavors in the sauce.

I’d prefer rice. What can I do?

Swap for It's Skinny Rice-Shape! Some folks like a traditional stir fry over rice-alternative instead of noodles, and honestly, who are we to judge? We love It's Skinny Rice-Shape! It works perfectly well here—just follow the same instructions as the Angel Hair. Open the package, drain, rinse, and add the noodles at the end of the cooking. Unlike cauliflower rice and other rice swaps, It's Skinny is the real deal, ready in 3-4 minutes.

You can also use It’s Skinny Spaghetti for a slightly heftier noodle, or It’s Skinny Fettuccine if you’re looking for a wide, hand-pulled noodle texture (like Drunken Noodles or classic Pad Thai). Any of the It’s Skinny styles are interchangeable in almost any recipe. You pick the style you prefer and enjoy! The great thing about It's Skinny is that no matter what, it’s serving up ZERO net carbs and only 9 guiltless calories!

Ready to Start Cooking? Let’s Make Low-Carb Shrimp Stir Fry!

Alright, if you're ready to enjoy a yummy, easy, low-carb meal, this keto shrimp stir-fry serves up everything you could want. Add red pepper flakes, fresh ginger, and other spices to suit your taste. You could also garnish with cilantro, toasted sesame seeds, chopped peanuts, or any other garnish you prefer. Shrimp stir fry couldn't be more versatile!



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  • Angel Hair | It's Skinny
  • 1 package It's Skinny Angel Hair Pasta
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 white onion, sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 can water chestnuts
  • 1/4 cup baby corn, chopped
  • 5 broccoli florets, chopped
  • 1-2 stalks scallions (green onions), chopped
  • 5 medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp butter



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