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Thai Peanut Shrimp & Rice Salad Bowl

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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.

For some reason or another, the salads we order in restaurants taste far better than the ones we make at home! At least that was the case with me. It was pretty frustrating buying a whole bunch of vegetables and wanting to make a “restaurant-style” salad, only to make an uninspiring, dry salad.

But with practice, I’ve learned that doesn’t have to be the case. And this Thai Peanut Shrimp & Rice Salad Bowl is proof! After making this easy and delicious salad, you’ll never look at homemade salads the same way again. Get ready to “Level Up” your salad game!

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Thai Peanut Shrimp & Rice Salad Bowl

Ingredients

For 1 serving:

  • 1/2 lb raw prawns or jumbo shrimp (or your choice of protein)
  • Salad:
    • 1/2 cup cooked basmati brown rice (optional)
    • 1/3 cup shredded purple cabbage
    • 1/3 cup Cole slaw (raw)
    • 1/3 cup matchstick carrots
    • 1/3 cup sliced bell pepper
    • 1/3 cup shelled edamame
    • 1/4 cup green onions (or to taste)
    • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro (or to taste)
    • Garnish: chopped peanuts
Steps
  1. Set a skillet on medium high heat and spray it with a little olive oil. When the skillet is hot, toss in the shrimp. Add a few pinches of sea salt & pepper and cook until the prawns turn pink, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Assemble the salad by dumping all of the ingredients for the salad in a large bowl. Add shrimp and about 1/4 cup of the homemade peanut sauce. Toss and mix together using a spatula.
  3. Garnish with chopped peanuts for crunch and more cilantro and green onion if desired. Note: remember that peanuts tend to be calorie dense so if you’re trying to keep your calories low, I recommend adding only 1 tablespoon of chopped peanuts or just leaving them out.

Approximate macros for 1 of 6 servings (about 1/4 cup) of sauce

Approximate macros for 1 of 6 servings (about 1/4 cup) of sauce

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Calories
138
Protein
5g
Fat
10g
Carbs
10g
Sodium
-
Fiber
2g
Sugar
6g
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Homemade Peanut Sauce

Ingredients

For homemade peanut sauce for 1.5 cup:

  • 6 tablespoons natural peanut butter (with oil recommended)
  • 3/4 cup lite coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • tablespoons of water to thin as desired
Steps
  1. In a bowl, add the ingredients for the peanut sauce and mix together using a fork or whisk. If the peanut butter is too thick or hard, simply place it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften. Once the sauce is the same smooth consistency, set it aside. Feel free to add tablespoons of water to thin it out if desired.

Approximate macros for 1 serving with 1/4-cup peanut sauce

Calories
585
Protein
46g
Fat
22g
Carbs
48g
Sodium
-
Fiber
6g
Sugar
13g
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.