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🍤 Healthy Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Looking for a healthier version of Southern shrimp and grits? Try our delicious and nutritious Healthy Shrimp and Grits recipe. Packed with lean protein and whole grains, it's a guilt-free option for a classic Southern dish.

Healthy Shrimp and Grits

You will need:

  • whole grain grits1 cup of whole grain grits
  • low-sodium chicken broth2 cups of low-sodium chicken broth
  • fresh shrimp1 lb of fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • olive oil1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • bell pepper1 bell pepper, chopped
  • onion1 onion, chopped
  • garlic2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • salt and pepperSalt and pepper to taste


  1. First, pour the chicken broth into a saucepan and bring it to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, gradually stir in the whole grain grits.
  2. Reduce the heat to low, cover the saucepan, and let the grits simmer. Stir occasionally until the grits become creamy, this should take about 20 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Chop the bell pepper, onion, and mince the garlic, then add them to the skillet. Sauté these ingredients until they become tender, which should take around 5 minutes.
  5. Next, add the fresh shrimp to the skillet. Cook the shrimp until they turn pink, which indicates they are cooked through. This should take about 5 minutes.
  6. Season the shrimp and vegetables with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Finally, serve the cooked shrimp and sautéed vegetables over the creamy grits. Enjoy your healthy and flavorful Southern meal.


This dish is a healthier take on the traditional Southern shrimp and grits. It's packed with lean protein from the shrimp and whole grains from the grits. You can add more vegetables or spices to customize it to your liking.

Experience the heart of Southern cuisine with our Healthy Shrimp and Grits recipe. This dish is a delightful blend of traditional Southern flavors and healthy ingredients that will make your taste buds dance with joy. The combination of whole grain grits and fresh shrimp creates a meal that's both nutritious and satisfying.

Our recipe takes a healthier spin on the classic Southern shrimp and grits dish. We've swapped out regular grits for whole grain grits, which are packed with fiber and essential nutrients. The shrimp provides a lean source of protein, while the bell peppers, onions, and garlic add a burst of flavor and vitamins.

Whether you're a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe is simple and straightforward. If you're new to Southern cooking, you might find our guide to essential Southern recipes useful. It's filled with tips and tricks to help you master the art of Southern cuisine.

For those who love grits, this recipe is just the beginning. The versatility of grits allows you to experiment with a variety of dishes. Check out our article on different ways to enjoy grits for more inspiration.

Pair your Healthy Shrimp and Grits with a side of your choice. If you're unsure what to serve with this dish, our FAQ on side dishes for shrimp and grits can provide some great suggestions.

At Grits N Grace, we believe in celebrating the rich flavors of the South while promoting a healthy lifestyle. This Healthy Shrimp and Grits recipe is a testament to that philosophy. So, go ahead and give it a try. We're sure it will become a favorite in your home, just as it is in ours.