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Asian Style Shrimp & Quinoa Meal Prep

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 424
Protein 39g
Fat 9g
Carbs 46g
Total Time 20 minutes

One of the most popular recipes of 2018 was the Southwest Shrimp & Quinoa mix!  What I loved most about the  recipe is that it checked off several boxes:

  • great for meal prep
  • used a common leftover or bulk ingredient – quinoa
  • demonstrated an easy way to liven up quinoa which tends to be both bland, dry and nutty

So, this go-round I’m putting an Asian-inspired spin on shrimp & quinoa.  Very easy to customize for your diet and goals.  Check it out!

 

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Asian Style Shrimp & Quinoa Meal Prep

Ingredients

Asian Inspired Shrimp & Quinoa Mix

Ingredients for 5 servings

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 lb raw jumbo shrimp
  • 1 tablespoons Sriracha (more/less to taste)
  • Sauce
    • 4 tablespoons (24g) peanut butter powder
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
    • juice from 1 fresh lime
    • 2 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)
  • 4 cups cooked quinoa (I used rainbow quinoa)
  • 1 cup edamame
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage, chopped
  • 1/3 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1/3 cup  cilantro, chopped & tightly packed
Steps
  1. Set a skillet on medium heat.  Once hot add olive oil, garlic and bell pepper.  Cook for about 2 minutes to flavor the oil and sear the outside edges of the bell pepper.
  2. Increase the heat to medium-high heat and toss in  the shrimp.  Toss the shrimp in the bell pepper mix and add sriracha while it cooks.  Set aside once the shrimp has cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes – it should be plump and pink.
  3. Mix together the ingredients for the sauce.
  4. In a large bowl, add the shrimp, cooked quinoa and the sauce.  Thoroughly mix and toss together.
  5. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix.
  6. Season to taste with low sodium soy sauce and lime.

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Calories
424
Protein
39g
Fat
9g
Carbs
46g
Sodium
Fiber
8g
Sugar
6g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.