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Low-Histamine Shrimp Recipe with Asparagus and Optional Pasta


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We love spring, but ugh!..the allergies that come along with it can be brutal. However, did you know there was such a thing as "high-histamine foods" and "low-histamine foods"...and eating more low-histamine foods you can minimize your itchy eyes and runny nose? It sure can and we have an easy and delicious low-histamine and high-protein shrimp recipe with asparagus and optional gluten-free pasta for you! This shrimp recipe came from our 30-day Low-Histamine Meal Plan that will set you up to enjoy spring (or anytime of year) with less allergies.


What Is Histamine?

I know we've all heard the word "histamine", but what really is histamine? Histamine is a natural substance produced by the body's immune system in response to injury, allergies, or other inflammatory reactions. It plays a key role in triggering the body's defense mechanisms, such as increasing blood flow to the affected area and causing inflammation to protect against pathogens. Histamine is also involved in allergic reactions, where it can cause symptoms like itching, sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. It is released by specialized cells called mast cells and basophils in response to allergens or other triggers. In addition to its role in allergic reactions, histamine also plays a role in regulating stomach acid production and acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain.


High and Low Histamine Foods




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More Recipes from our Meal Plans

We created our meal plans because sometimes (or a lot of times), it's extremely difficult to eat well, especially when you have a full schedule. Trust us, we know how tiresome and mundane it gets to decide "what's for dinner" and then, we opt for pizza for the fifth night in a row. Additionally, eating well matters--a lot! What we put in our body impacts everything--from our energy, skin, brain, muscles, bones, sleep, etc. etc. etc. We are what we eat and our meal plans are all higher in protein with complex carbohydrates, the good fat and all of the good stuff! Our goal is to take "what's for dinner" off of your plate so you can use your brain power for all 999 other important things you have going on in your life!






Low-Histamine Shrimp Recipe

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20-30 minutes

Serving size: 2


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp (14 g) ghee

  • 1 tbsp (8.5 g) chopped garlic

  • 1 cup (134 g) asparagus (chopped)

  • 1/2 lb (227 g) shrimp (we love the Wild Raw Argentine Red Shrimp, Tail-Off, Peeled, Deveined from Costco)

  • 2 tbsp (8 g) chopped parsley

  • Optional: 6 oz (171 g) dry casava flour pasta of your choice (or any gluten-free pasta)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook pasta per the directions on the packaging, strain, and set aside.

  2. In a large sauté pan, melt the ghee over medium heat.

  3. Once the ghee is hot, add the garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Add the chopped asparagus and shrimp to the sauté pan and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the shrimp is fully cooked.

  5. Stir in the pasta and chopped parsley.

  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING (includes pasta)

  • Calories: 477

  • Carbohydrate 70 grams

  • Protein: 25 grams

  • Fat: 11 grams



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