If I can tell you one thing, STRONG GIRLS/ATHLETES don’t eat like rabbits.  In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle my family has to LOVE the food.  It’s been a while since I made this and my hubby requested it for dinner.

My plan calls for the following:

  • 85g of Shrimp
  • 100g of Brown Rice or 92.5g of Quinoa
  • 1-2 Cups of greens
  • NOTE:  These measurements are based on what my meal plan calls for.  Feel free to adjust the amounts based on your nutritional needs.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp & Spinach with Quinoa


This makes enough for 2 Adults.

  • 2 Packages of Frozen Shrimps (cooked, peeled, deveined, tail-on)
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil (or Olive Oil)
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • Dash of Sea Salt
  • 2-4 cups of Organic Baby Spinach
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/4 Cup of Brown Rice or Quinoa

Cooking Directions:

  1. Follow the directions on the package to cook 1 cup of Brown Rice or Quinoa. (Note:  If you are using a rice cooker, the ratio of water to grains is 3:1 for Brown Rice or 2:1 for Quinoa.)
  2. Heat Pan on medium and add 1 Tbsp. of Coconut Oil.
  3. Open packages of Shrimp and rinse in a strainer, pat excess water using a paper towel then transfer the Shrimps into a mixing bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, combine Paprika and Garlic Powder, then pour mixture on top of the Shrimps and combine well coating each shrimp.
  5. Cook the seasoned Shrimp in the pan for about 5 minutes – don’t over cook them or they’ll have a rubbery texture.
  6. Add spinach and cook for another 1-2 minutes.  It looks like a lot but it simmers down to half, you can add more spinach if you wish.
  7. Squeeze fresh lemon juice all over and dash of Sea Salt.
  8. Serve with 100g of Brown Rice or 92.5g Quinoa and enjoy!  Don’t forget to drizzle the sauce all over the top for added flavor.

Variation:  Try it using other greens such as Bok Choy or broccoli.

I hope you enjoy this recipe.  Please post pictures on my STRONG BIKINI MOM Facebook Page .  If you have any questions or comments, post them below.  I would love your feedback.