Today I am sharing a delicious, under 400 calories shrimp and cauliflower fried rice dish that is so simple to make and even kids will like it! As many of you know, we started to invest in our health and be more proactive about what we ate and started to focus on nourishing our body earlier this year. In late Spring, my dad started watching his carb and sugar intake and my husband and I started an amazing lifestyle nutritional program that involves shakes, bars, snacks, vitamins and so much more. The lifestyle program is the best because you still can eat real food during the day and most of the time, we make a healthy dinner during the week which consists of 400-650 calories.
Have you ever tried the frozen cauliflower rice or pasta? It’s amazing and tastes and looks just like rice. In fact, one of the girls ate it thinking it was rice and freaked when I told her it was cauliflower – ha. She isn’t a fan of vegetables. You can find them in the frozen food section and of course, you could always shred your own cauliflower as well. Honestly, I have no time for that and the frozen works great for us.
This is a simple recipe of cauliflower rice mixed with carrots, scallions, peas and shrimp. It’s so quick and easy and tastes amazing.
I kind of look at it like this, if my meal is around 400 calories, then I can still have a healthy snack around 7 or 7:30 right? We don’t count calories but we have found that having lots of smaller meals and snacks, really works well for us.
I mean, don’t get me wrong. When we go out on the weekend for dinner or if we have a splurge night during the week, we may consume a larger calorie portion but all in moderation.
Meals Under 400 Calories
Meals Under 400 Calories that are filling are also great if you tend to eat dinner late at night. Eating a large heavy meal after 7pm can often make me feel bloated and for whatever reason, I wake up really hungry in the morning. It’s so strange how that works!
Half the battle with eating a balanced diet is knowing what to eat. That is why I love having the shake options during the day because for me, I am so busy that I tend to skip meals or eat junk (because I don’t have the time to make something or better yet, don’t have anything healthy in the house) and then towards the end of the day, I am eating every carb and sugar I can get my hands on. I never ever thought a meal replacement shake that was plant based, would solve my diet problems but boy, was I wrong!
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Under 400 Calories Shrimp and Cauliflower fried rice dish | 20 minute meal idea| Stove Top
Under 400 calories Shrimp and Cauliflower Fried Rice Dish
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 16-20 raw peeled shrimp
- 1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 package frozen cauliflower 12 ounce
- 3/4 cup low sodium vegetable broth
- 1 cup diced carrot you can buy the shredded and cut them up to save time
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 2 tsp minced fresh ginger
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 4 scallions chopped
- 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- *optional lemon
- Using a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and add shrimp once oil is hot. Cook for 1-2 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove shrimp from skillet once done.
- Add to the skillet: sesame oil, cauliflower rice, broth, carrots, peas, ginger, and garlic and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Be sure to stir often.
- Add cooked shrimp to the skillet, add scallions and soy sauce and cook for additional minute.
- Optional: squeeze 1/2 lemon juice over top for extra flavor
This dish is serves 2 and is under 400 calories per serving. It’s loaded with protein and a great meal during the week.
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This under 400 calories shrimp and cauliflower rice dish is simple and easy. It’s also great the next day for left overs. I think diced zucchini would be yummy too with it! It’s a pretty dreary week here so far in Massachusetts and I know many of you are expecting the insane hurricane to hit soon in the Carolina’s and Virginia. Stay safe everyone and be sure to check out our related healthy living posts, No more bloating and down 7 lbs and Styling your home is like styling your life .