Keto shrimp chowder with the Mediterranean twist
Keto shrimp chowder in the kitchen of Greek Goes Keto will be different from standard chowders that are widely available online. Oh yeah, we tent do make all our creamy soups with yolks and this is one of the main reasons our creamy soups end up so nutritious.
It all started with the ever-mighty Avgolemono soup. This wonderful Greek traditional soup and sauce can be used with just about anything. Wanna make nourishing lamb liver soup? Go for our Keto Magiritsa! Wanna make Keto Cream of mushroom – the technique is similar! But wanna make it KMD? Well, there you are, you know the postulates, right?
Let’s talk about seafood and the first KMD postulate (Ingredient freshness)
The Keto shrimp chowder you can see in these photos is made with fresh shrimp from the Adriatic sea. We literally went to Croatia (30 minutes drive from our winter location) on a day we knew fresh seafood is brought from the sea! We purchased it in the fish market and were surprised by the freshness of all offers fishermen had.
Well, we are aware that not every corner of the planet can do this. Living the KMD postulates can be difficult, but there are tricks! Canned is not your option, frozen can be a good alternative! The only important detail is the hour of freezing. Check on the packaging, if the company freezes its seafood on the fishing boat, you are safe!
Why shrimp are nutritious?
Let’s just take a look at the statistics when it comes to shrimp:
- Protein: 18 grammes – impressive, right?
- Selenium: 48% of the recommended daily intake (RDI)
- Vitamin B12: 21% of the RDI
- Iron: 15% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 12% of the RDI
- Niacin: 11% of the RDI
- Zinc: 9% of the RDI
Do not think that extra protein will make your diet less Keto. Gluconeogenesis is not supply-driven but demand-driven! So, if you eat a soup that is rich in protein, this doesn’t mean you are not eating a ketogenic meal! Read more here!
The numbers go up once you boil them with their shells and this is what we always do! This gives us an extra boost in minerals and antioxidants that are found in shrimp shells.
Shrimp provide an impressive amount of nutrients we can use to fortify our immune system. Another interesting fact, shrimp will give us antioxidants, actually two types of it. Selenium is an essential antioxidant that helps us fight free radicals. Those free radicals are harming our cell membranes and DNA. This, of course, leads to premature aging and weakness. Another antioxidant, called astaxanthin has been shown to help reduce inflammation.
Keto shrimp chowder as the remedy for winter blues
Food affects us on three different levels. First, there is comfort and a positive effect on our mood. This Keto shrimp chowder or shrimp cream soup has a great impact in that sense! If we eat a bowl of steamy-creamy delicious soup, on a cold evening after a difficult day at work – we’ll feel better instantly.
If the soup does not contain starch and carbs, like this shrimp cream soup, you will get yourself on the right healing path. And then we come to the stage of great macronutrient ratio and powerful micronutrients. This is why Keto soup should be always on your menu during the winter months. Especially when our immune system has to be fortified!