Under 150 Calories! Shrimp and “Noodles”

shrimp and bean sproutsThis low calorie shrimp and bean sprout (“noodles”) stir fry, is under 150 calories.  Lately,  I’ve been eating several mini-meals through out the day, rather than a more typical meal plan, and it has helped me successfully drop a few pounds.  I try and keep most of these mini- meals under 200 – 300 calories, and avoid adding many beverage calories.

In this Shrimp and “Noodles” dish, bean sprouts take the place of real noodles, so this would work well for those on a low carb diet, as well.  I was surprised the first time I made a bean sprout stir fry, how much they reminded me of noodles, when cooked relatively dry.  Other than a splash of soy sauce, and a minimal amount of sesame oil, a dry seasoning blend is used.

Shrimp and “Noodles” (Bean Sprout) Stir fry

(amounts are per serving)


1/2 bag of bean sprouts

3 oz. shrimp (bite size pieces)

2-4 leaves of basil (Thai or lime basil would be ideal, but regular sweet basil is fine)

1/2 tsp sesame oil

splash of soy sauce (I use low-sodium version)

generously season with salt free seasoning blend (I used Mrs. Dash Caribbean blend)

  1. Place non-stick wok or skillet on med-high heat.
  2. Put in sesame oil, bean sprouts and salt-free seasoning blend. Stir frequntly.
  3. Once bean sprouts are nearly cooked add the shrimp and soy sauce.  Tear the basil up and drop into the pan.
  4. Stir fry until shrimp are cooked through.
  5. Serve with soy sauce, a splash of citrus juice or a little sriracha hot sauce.

*note:  you will notice that just 3 oz. of shrimp is used in this recipe, while a standard portion of this protein is 4 oz.  This was done because it is a mini-meal, but if you wish to go with the full 4 oz.  the calorie difference will only be +25, so go for it.



  1. Kara says

    I am starting a diet this week and need to lose 60# of baby weight. I’m going to try this. It looks good.

  2. Patricia C. says

    Looks yummy. I wouldn’t think of using sprouts like noodles.

  3. says

    This recipe sounds so good and basic enough to add to it. I think I will be adding greens and maybe mushrooms. Thanks for being clear on the calorie count as well.

  4. Linda Galloway says

    I make something like this. I use organic soy and vegetables. I also crave noodle once in a whole so I add. The noodle I add to this same recipe is orangic and it come with individual packages for single serving. I also add a little organic coconut sauce and cook with a little organic coconut oil. It is super and I also add a little garlic salt. Its very tasty. Lots of bean sprouts.

  5. Beth says

    I make something similar to this, and add those vegie-infused noodles by Barilla when I need a little more substance. Toss in an egg and you’ve got lo-cal pad thai. :)

  6. says

    I literally just bought some broth and garlic for another recipe and knew I wasn’t going to have some left over. So glad this recipe popped up! It’s perfect! Thanks for sharing

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