I gathered my 15 favorite low calorie fish recipes that your family is going to love!
Seafood. You either love it or hate it. If you’ve tried one kind of seafood and didn’t love it, don’t say you HATE ALL SEAFOOD!
There are many varieties of seafood, not just fish. Some of my favorite types of seafood are Salmon, Halibut, Tilapia, Shrimp, and Crab.
Benefits of Eating Seafood
Seafood is great to include in your diet because it has some amazing health benefits. One nutrient that I mentioned in my vegan protein post, is Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Omega 3 Fatty Acids are so important in your diet and most people don’t get enough of them.
Omega-3 fats have been shown to help with depression, arthritis and joint pain, inflammation, asthma, Alzheimer’s and ADHD. (source)
Seafood is also considered low fat and low calorie, which is another huge bonus. It is high in vitamins and minerals such as A, B, D, Zinc, Iron and Potassium.
It is recommended that people eat at least 1 serving of seafood a week.
15 Low Calorie Fish Recipes:
Since seafood is important in your diet, I wanted to share 17 of my favorite low calorie recipes to eat and prepare seafood!
Calories: 418kcal, Protein: 39g, Carbohydrates: 4g, Fat: 26g
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This Lemon Garlic Herb Salmon is the perfect weeknight dinner. In other words, make it soon! It has the perfect hint of lemon and garlic, and can be made with a variety of vegetables.
Calories: 225kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 7g
I always love a good teriyaki chicken, however, this salmon is to die for! Pair it will a plate of veggies and quinoa and you’ll be set. In addition, look at all those great macros!
Calories: 320kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 21g
Without a doubt, this Grilled Salmon Avocado Salad is the perfect salad to take on a picnic or to work. The cold salmon is so refreshing and will provide you with energy all day long.
Calories: 285 kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 12g
I’ll be honest, the first time I saw this recipe I wasn’t sure about it, yet again I was surprised. I love the warmness this chowder brings on a cold wintery day. This low calorie fish recipe will warm you up AND satisfy you!
6.Baked Halibut :
Calories: 252kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 38g
Baked halibut is made with panko crumbs and fresh parmesan cheese. However, I like to use things I have on hand and canned parmesan is a simple substitute.
Calories: 214, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 27g
To make this one crusted, I sprayed the top of my tilapia with a little bit of cooking spray. After that, I cooked it in the air fryer and got a perfect crispy edge!
Calories: 250kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 12g
The key to making fish taste best is first, not over seasoning and secondly, not over cooking it. In other words, be sure you are watching your temperatures.
Calories: 57kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 3g
With only 57 calories per rangoon, these make for a tasty low calorie seafood recipe. Clearly, you’ll need crab meat to make these. I like to buy crab in the can, which is more in my price range. In addition, I like to use rice paper instead of wontons and air fry them. It also helps lower calories in this seafood recipe, but still tastes amazing!
Calories: 299kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Fats: 14g, Protein: 32g
I found these crab cakes while looking for another recipe and had to try them! I used gluten free panko crumbs and a light mayo to decrease calories, but keep the taste!
Calories: 392kcal, Fat: 18g, Carbohydrate: 35g Protein: 23g
Pasta, pasta, pasta! My family loves any kind of pasta and this linguine is amazing. Most importantly, this basil lemon crab adds a level of depth that you won’t want to miss out on. One trick I have found is adding asparagus, zucchini, and spinach. These provide you with more vegetables, but not as many calories.
Calories: 351kcal, Fat: 14g, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 46g
I love coconut and panko on white fish. It adds a nice crisp layer to the fish and gives it a great texture. This recipe wants you to soak the fish in coconut milk, which allows for a more subtle flavor of fish.
Calories154kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 6.5g
Comparatively, shrimp is a really low calorie fish, making it great for healthy seafood recipes. One thing I love about this garlic shrimp recipe, is that it has an elegant Spanish flare to it. I never have fresh parsley on hand. Instead I exchange it for fresh cilantro, which allow the Spanish flavors to still be present. Be sure and watch your garlic while cooking it so you don’t burn it.
Calories: 138kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 8g
My husband rants and raves over Honey Garlic Shrimp. A few tricks I have found while cooking shrimp is first, allow shrimp to be at room temperature. This allows for the shrimp to cook evenly in the pan.
Second, don’t over season the shrimp. They are small and don’t need tons of flavor. Lastly, cook the shrimp until barely pink. (If you overcook shrimp they become tough and chewy.)
Calories: 158kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 6g
Tacos are very common at my house for a few different reasons. For starters, they are quick, and easy. Plus, there are so many varieties, they never get old! I have played around with so many shrimp taco recipes, and I love this recipe with some modifications.
First, I don’t love the flavor of chipotle seasoning so I usually use a bit of cumin and chili powder. In addition, I like to add corn, cilantro, and spicy mayo.
In the end, seafood has so many different flavors and ways of cooking! There isn’t just one way to eat a seafood, so don’t hesitate to try something new. I challenge you to try one new seafood recipe that you can incorporate in to your diet so that you can have all of these great health benefits!
Try one of these low calorie fish recipes, and let me know what you think!