Imagine eating gourmet style meals as part of your plan.  In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle you have to LOVE what you’re eating.  This recipe has become a staple for our family dinners.   It’s one of our favorites.

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 Avocado 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 the 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 overcook 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 your pictures on my STRONG BIKINI MOM Facebook Page. Let me know if you like it!