Shrimp is a great protein to keep in the freezer for meal prep at a moment's notice, and here we pair it with cauliflower rice and other healthy fats.
Low Carb Shrimp Meal Prep With Cauliflower Rice
Just because a dish is low carb, it doesn't mean it lacks flavor! With a few simple ingredients, you can toss together a protein-packed Shrimp Meal Prep that is full of color and nutrition, Plus these unique ingredients, when put all together, taste delicious!
How to Make This Shrimp Meal Prep
The assembly for this dish is easy. Cook the cauliflower rice in a skillet with the ghee. You can buy cauliflower rice already prepped (sometimes it's even in the freezer section), or make your own if you like. (Check out our recipe for How to Make Cauliflower Rice). Then, cook the shrimp to your liking either by pan-searing it, grilling it, or steaming it. A little salt and pepper can go a long way with shrimp, which cooks fast and takes easily to a variety of seasonings. You might also consider something like Chinese five-spice powder, or using garlic or onion powder with salt and pepper.
Pair it with fresh blueberries (naturally low-carb), avocado for some healthy fat, fiber, and protein, and beet hummus.
Substitutions and Alterations
You can also make this dish with tofu, if you like, instead of a shrimp meal prep. Just press it with paper towels to remove the excess liquid before cutting it into small pieces and pan-searing it.
If you can't find beet hummus, feel free to substitute it with some regular hummus, or maybe even some chopped beets mixed into hummus for a colorful and nutritious boost.
Berries are typically low-carb, so you can swap out raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries instead and still keep the basic nutritional profile.
Why Eat Wild-Caught Shrimp
The conversation about fish and seafood sustainability is a big one, but we like wild-caught shrimp for a few reasons, when possible.
- Superior flavor and texture. Trust us on this one!
- Wild-caught shrimp is free from injected hormones and antibiotics.
- It's typically caught in its own habitat, with a lot more restrictions and rules around the process, which aim to ensure the sustainability of the species.
How to Store Shrimp Meal Prep
Once you've prepped and cooked this shrimp, keep in mind it's a more delicate seafood. This particular meal would taste good warm or at room temperature, but if you want to reheat it, do so gently in a skillet, with a little bit of ghee to keep it from sticking to the pan. Keep an eye on it. Shrimp cooks fast and when reheating it, you can run the risk of overcooking it.
Ingredients for Low-Carb Shrimp Meal Prep:
- 1 lb wild-caught shrimp ($18.00)
- 4 cups cauliflower rice ($1.99)
- 2 avocados, halved ($3.00)
- ½ cup beet hummus ($2.00)
- Seasonings of choice
- Blueberries or favorite fruit ($2.00)
*Tip: Keep your avocado green by squeezing lime juice over it