Guy Day Friday [Shrimp Tacos]

I discovered this delicious shrimp taco recipe a few weeks ago (thanks, Pinterest) and thought it would be PERFECT for a guy who wants to make something a little more involved than a single protein + a veggie + a starch. It’s delicious AND healthy, so a real winner in my book.

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I altered the recipe slightly to make it a little spicier. I like to serve it with 1/2 cup black beans or refried black beans (organic!). This is pretty close to ‘clean eating’, except for the tortillas. I usually get wheat tortillas, but you could skip them all together and just do taco salad. It would be yummy either way!

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Ingredients:

  • Raw (or frozen) large shrimp (remove tail) *you’ll want about 5-7 per taco
  • Tortillas (flour, corn, you pick!)
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1 lime or lime juice
  • Small head of lettuce or red cabbage
  • Fresh salsa (not salsa from a jar, should be found in the produce section)
  • Optional: jalapenos, cheese, salsa
  • 1 6 oz. container of 0% greek yogurt

Spices needed:

  • Cumin (1/2 tsp) + 1/4 tsp for sour cream
  • Paprika (1/4 tsp)
  • Crushed red pepper (1/4 tsp)
  • Cayenne pepper (1/4 tsp)
  • Garlic (1 clove – minced)
  • Salt (dash – OPTIONAL)

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Directions:

  1. In a large skillet with a TBS olive oil, put thawed shrimp flat on one side over medium heat
  2. Cook shrimp on each side for 3 minutes
  3. Mix garlic, cumin, cayenne, red pepper and salt in a small bowl (if you have time to marinate the shrimp, mix these items before, add 1 TSP olive oil and put shrimp in bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes before cooking)
  4. While shrimp are cooking, chop your avocado, tomato, onion, lettuce, and lime (and jalapeno if you have one)
  5. Once shrimp are pink on both sides, cover with spice mixture and 1/4-1/2 cup of water (depending on how many shrimp you have) and turn heat down to low-medium to let simmer (for 2-5 minutes)
  6. Mix yogurt, juice from 1 lime (or 1 TBS lime juice), 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp paprika and 2 TBS chopped cilantro together to make Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream
  7. Heat tortillas just before serving
  8. Serve and top with items of choice + a side of black beans or refried black beans

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This is an EASY dinner and delicious to top it off! I like to use the leftovers for taco salad the next day. Enjoy!

Guy Day Friday [Turkey Burgers]

Hopefully you’ve started trying out those cookie recipes by now for all of your holiday parties. They’re good, right? Today’s post is all about meat and a healthy lunch/dinner that is easy, relatively quick and definitely delicious. You can make 4-5 burgers with a pack of turkey, which is great if you’re making dinner for someone or if it’s just you and you want to have lunch for the week! IMG_6734

Ingredients:

1 pack of lean ground turkey
1 can of Rotel
1 block of cheese (I like pepperjack or habenero cheese)
1 buns (or you can eat them without bread!)
Directions:

  • Open the turkey
  • Drain the rotel
  • Mix 1/2 can Rotel in with turkey (I use my hands)
  • Shred some cheese and mix in well with the turkey/Rotel mixture
  • Make into patties and place in skillet with a little oil (I like coconut oil)
  • Skillet should be on med-high and cook until both sides are brown
  • Meat should not be pink on inside!
  • If you want cheese on top, add a slice and serve with bun

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I eat these bunless to save on the bread calories (also, I’m not a “bread person” but my husband will tell you I’m a “butter person” so if there’s good butter and bread to eat it on, then I will partake!).

I like to pair steamed veggies or roasted brussels sprouts with the burgers. It’s really a quick and healthy meal. And they save great for lunch the next day! In the summer, it’s nice to do these on the grill! Also, bison meat is really lean and just as delicious when made into burgers!

Enjoy + happy almost Christmas!