Eating healthy and feeling full is hard, but when you make something that has such a nice balance in terms of flavor and nutrition it’s hard not to feel full. Shrimp is so low in calories but so filling. The flavors are so rich and delicious. This particular recipe is a chili garlic variety and it brings out the sea salt flavors already in the shrimp. Spinach doesn’t have to be boring either, with a little garlic and soy sauce most vegetables can be jazzed up. This is a Chinese spinach so it might be different than the spinach you have at home but you can still use the same ingredients, just cook for a shorter amount of time.

I also always put my food on a bed of rice because I think carbs are important, but feel free to mix it up with quinoa or whatever you prefer. Refer to my Meal Plan Basics post to see how to cook rice.

Chili garlic shrimp


1 tbsp cooking oil/chili oil

10-12 Jumbo Shrimp (thawed if frozen)

2 cloves minced garlic

1 tsp Chili garlic sauce (rooster sriracha brand)

Mine is almost empty because I also use it for hot and sour soup.

Really, it’s almost too easy to post. Shrimp takes like no time to cook in a saute pan. First you heat up the oil on medium high heat.

Throw in the garlic until a golden color.

Put in the shrimp and cook for about 1-2 minutes.

Put in the chili garlic sauce, flip the shrimp and cook for another minute or so.

Your shrimp should be orange in literally no time.

Now you can either split this into 2 servings or if you want the extra protein, have it be one serving for your lunch box.

Garlic Spinach

2 cloves garlic (chopped or minced)

2 tbsp cooking oil

A bag of spinach

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp sesame oil


A little cooking wine

And a little water

My bottle looks like this:

So now you know the drill, put the cooking oil in a large saute pan and heat to medium, you don’t have to go too high on this one since vegetables heat through faster.

Heat the garlic until a little golden

Put in your spinach and stir/mix it around.

When it’s a little more condensed, pour the soy sauce and rice wine into the mix, you can dilute with water here if you’d like. It takes about 2 minutes to cook

Add the sesame oil and pepper. Mix with a pair of chopsticks.

It should be done!

There are a ton of varieties for this combo, like lemon pepper, or changing the veggies around, but I hope you enjoy this variation.

Thanks for reading!

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