Yield: 3 servings

Slimmed Down Shrimp Po’ Boy

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
This slimmed down version Shrimp Po Boy is a makeover of the popular Louisiana style sandwich which is usually fried and high in calories.


Herb Buttermilk Slaw:

  • 1 tbsp 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp low fat buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp shallot (finely minced)
  • 1 tsp fresh chives (finely minced)
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley (finely minced)
  • 1 small garlic clove (crushed)
  • Pinch Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 3/4 cups thinly sliced red cabbage (about 1/4 a small head)
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced green cabbage (about 1/4 a small head)
  • 1/2 cup pre-shredded carrots

For the Shrimp:

  • 6 oz large peeled and deveined shrimp (tails removed)
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 medium clove garlic
  • 3/4 tsp 30% Less Sodium Old Bay
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 7.5 oz about 3/4 loaf French baguette, multi-grain or whole grain
  • 1 lemon (cut into wedges)
  • hot sauce (optional)


  • In a medium bowl, combine Greek yogurt, buttermilk, mayonnaise, shallot, chives, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Add the red and green cabbage and carrots, mixing to evenly coat. Set aside.
  • In another medium bowl, combine the shrimp, cumin, sugar, garlic and Old Bay.
  • Gently toss, evenly coating the shrimp. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the olive oil then the shrimp and cook until shrimp are opaque and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • While shrimp are resting, slice the baguette into 3 even pieces, then slice each of the 3 pieces in half horizontally.
  • Remove the inner soft part of the bread, leaving the outer crust.
  • Toast in toaster oven (or broil in the oven) until desired crispness.
  • To assemble: Top each sandwich with 2 ounces of shrimp and 2/3 cup slaw.
  • Serve immediately with lemon wedges.


Serving: 1sandwich, Calories: 293kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 5.5g, Cholesterol: 75mg, Sodium: 858mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 7g
Blue Smart Points: 7
Green Smart Points: 8
Purple Smart Points: 7
Points +: 7