These shrimp nachos taste like the best bar food at home!

I can’t even remember the last time I had a bagel, but my store had Dutch Farms bagels for .99 a package, so I picked up a package of everything bagels.  The whole thing would have been 6 points, but I thought, why not ditch the top?  I cooked my egg before work and threw it in a container, hence why it looks like that.  Topped it with 1/2 an ounce of fresh mozzarella and breakfast was 7 points, with the first of several cups of coffee.  I love this coffee mug – not sure how many ounces it is, but if I don’t finish my coffee and throw it in the microwave to heat up, the handle never gets hot.

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It’s been stupid cold for this time of year in Chicago.  Still have the lingering cough (going to the minute clinic after work today).  I had some blog stuff to do (conference all too – which I’ll talk about soon!) so I ate lunch in my swanky new office lunch room.  Burger (4), carrots and ranch (1) 1/2 serving pretzels (2) and apple.

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Yesterday was Day 2 of #cincofoodsofcinco for Weight Watchers.   While I had every intention of making pan seared shrimp tacos, when I walked in the door and saw the deep fryer on the counter, suddenly thought about battered shrimp . . . nachos!

While I’ve made beer battered shrimp before, I thought I would try a lighter batter.  This is for one serving which you’ll see below for three ounces of shrimp (4 big shrimp).   At first I thought the batter was too thin, but after it sat a few minutes thickened up.

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This is a photo of shrimp nachos

Shrimp Nachos

Yield: 4 tortilla chips

This is great for a light dinner, or double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd for appetizers.


  • 3 ounces shrimp, peeled and deveined (1)
  • 2 Ritz crackers
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon panko bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 container of Wholly guacamole
  • 1 corn tortilla (fried into 4 tortilla chips)
  • 1 tablespoon cotija cheese
  • 1 tsp. oil (to account for the deep fryer, but I am a firm believer that barely 1/2 teaspoon of oil is absorbed in the food since it’s fried at the right temp)
  • lime zest
  • veggie toppies of choice (I used red pepper, radish, and cilantro for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup lemon zeltzer (or lime, or just plain – whatever you have)


    1. Crush the Ritz crackers and mix with the flour, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder, stir in the seltzer. Let that batter sit for 5 minutes. Heat oil to 350 (use a thermometer if you use a cast iron skillet). Coat shrimp with batter and fry for about 2-3 minutes, depending on the size of your shrimp. Drain on paper towel and immediately salt and drizzle with the lime zest.
    2. Assemble the nacho – spread the guacamole on bottom of nacho, top with veggies, shrimp, then crumbled cotija cheese and cilantro and hot sauce. I drizzled my Colorado sauce from yesterday’s post. The funny thing is I thought I’d make 8 nachos, but these four were completely filling and perfect, and only 9 smart points for the whole plate.


On my plan, this plate is 7 points. Click this link to see the points on your WW plan.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 441Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 187mgSodium: 1525mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 11gSugar: 6gProtein: 29g

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Next time I have a BBQ, these are going to be my appetizer.  Spicy, a bit buttery from the Ritz, crispy shrimp and tortilal chip.  Just yum!

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I was so happy to see the sun out this morning when I woke up, until I looked at my phone and saw that it was 34 degrees.  There is just something wrong about wearing a scarf and winter coat in May!  Watch it will be in the 80s in two weeks. 😛