Try This Southern Style Shrimp and Grits!

  • Possible Pat
  • November 27, 2017

When most people think of southern cooking, they don’t typically think weight loss. No, when you think of southern food you think high calorie and high carbs, but here is a southern style dish that not only tastes good but is good for your waistline as well.

Today I am cooking up southern style shrimp and grits!

If you like the south and you like seafood then this is the perfect dish for you. I make a lot of food but I’ll admit that I don’t make a lot of seafood. This is a meal is a nice change when you are craving something different and it makes for the perfect breakfast. It is full of protein and low in fat and carbs.

This Southern Style Shrimp and Grits


  • > 5-6 large raw shrimp
  • > 3 large eggs
  • > 4 oz of diced onions
  • > 4 oz of diced bell peppers (feel free to add as many as you would like in your dish)
  • > 1 tsp minced garlic
  • > 3/4 cup grits
  • > 1 tbsp olive oil
  • > 1/2 tsp garlic pepper
  • > 1 tsp fresh rosemary
  • > Black pepper
  • > Cooking spray


Southern Style Shrimp

Season your shrimp with black pepper and garlic powder. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Once hot add your olive oil, bell peppers, onions, garlic, and shrimp. Cook until your shrimp are cooked through. They should be pink, which typically takes about 4-5 minutes.


Add a cup of water to a medium saucepan and heat over medium-high heat. Once the water begins to boil add your grits and stir. Reduce your heat and continually stir. Cook until they are thick, or about 15-20 minutes.


Spray your pan with cooking spray (I like to use coconut oil) and yea your pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, crack your eggs into your pan and let cook until the whites of your eggs are firm. Using a spatula, gently flip your eggs and cook until your eggs have reached your desired level of doneness.


Layer your ingredients in a bowl. Add 1/4 cup grits and top with your eggs. Then top your eggs with your shrimp and veggies. You will have leftover grits, which will make a great addition to future meals. Enjoy!

Calories – 617, Fats – 29, Carbs – 13, Protein – 39


If you are on a Custom Meal Plan and want to work this in, ask your nutritionist to help you work this meal into your plan. Otherwise, this is a great breakfast or lunch to make to ensure you are eating healthy, whole foods.

About Possible Pat

Hi, I'm Pasquale Brocco and I've lost A LOT of weight. When I started my journey to lose weight, I weighed 605 pounds. After visiting the doctor, I realized I had to make a change. I started with a simple plan and within 60 days, I lost 100 lbs. So far, I've lost over 307 pounds. Now, I'm sharing a simple message with you, "Anything is possible." If you can put on the weight, you can lose the weight.

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