Shrimp Bok Choy Stir Fry - Low Carb

  • 3/4 pound shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 pound Bok Choy
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil for stir-frying, or as needed
  • 2 thin slices ginger (1/4 tsp ground ginger)
  • 8 ounces (2.5 cups) snow peas
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth, sodium-reduced if possible
  • 1/2 packet sugar substitute
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • black pepper, to taste
  • hot sauce, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 2 teaspoons water - if needed
1. If using frozen shrimp, defrost. Rinse shrimp under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. Place in a bowl and add the rice wine or sherry, 1/2 teaspoon salt and cornstarch, stirring in one direction (this is to make sure the marinade spreads evenly.)
2. Chop bok choy stalks diagonally (with the leaves) across into 1 inch pieces. Cut mushrooms into thin slices.
3. Preheat wok and add 1 Tbsp of olive or peanut oil. When the oil is hot, add the ginger (if using fresh - if ground. Stir fry for 30 seconds, until aromatic, then add the shrimp. Stir-fry until they turn pink. Remove the cooked shrimp from the pan.
4. Add water to the pan to cook the vegetables. Add the bok choy, mushrooms, and snow peas. Stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, cover and cook for 2 more minutes.
5. Add the shrimp back into the pan. Add the sugar substitute, soy sauce, and pepper. Give the cornstarch/water mixture a quick re-stir and add in, stirring to thicken. Cook, stirring for another minute and serve hot.

675 total calories: 35 grams carbs, 20 grams fat, 88 grams protein.  If divide into 3 servings: 225 calories, 12 grams carbs, 7 grams fat, 29 grams protein.

Something a little different, light and delicate tasting.  Enjoy!

Adapted from

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!

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