Healthy Shrimp Stir Fry

Shrimp is one of my favorite foods. It's easy and quick to cook, it's delicious, and its a great source of lean protein. Recently we had a Black Iron Nutrition challenge for our clients. Who could come up with the best stir fry recipe. And you know me, I'm always up for a challenge that involves food! Also, Trifecta, a company that I get a lot of my premade meals from, just added shrimp to their bulk food options. So when we decided on the stir fry challenge and my Trifecta delivery arrived at the door, I instantly knew what I was going to make.

A stir fry can be many things. When I think of a stir fry I think about throwing a bunch of stuff in large skillet with a little sauce and that's it. I suppose I think about a lot of meals in that sense because I'm lazy and I want healthy delicious food fast. Especially when I get home from a long hard training session and I'm hangry! And you don't have a lot of crap to clean up afterwards. A stir fry is really a win win. 

Healthy Shrimp Stir Fry
Prep 15 min
Cooking 15 min
Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce (a little more if you like it spicy)
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp arrowroot (cornstarch also works)

For the stir fry:

  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined (you can also use precooked shrimp, just add in at the last minute)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced (150g)
  • 1/2 onion, chopped (150g)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced (150g)
  • 4 cups green beans (300g)
  • 3 cups broccoli, chopped (150g)
  • Cooking spray

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the coconut aminos, honey, rice vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, sesame oil, sriracha sauce, ginger and arrowroot and set aside
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and coat with cooking spray
  3. Add the shrimp and cook for about 4-5 minutes, until the shrimp is pink
  4. Remove shrimp to a plate
  5. Add the bell peppers, onions and minced garlic next and cook for about 4-5 minutes, stirring continuously
  6. Then add the carrots, green beans and broccoli and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  7. Add the sauce, stir and cook until it begins to thicken, 3-4 minutes
  8. Add the shrimp back to the skillet and toss to coat
  9. Serve over rice or cauliflower rice

Nutrition Facts
Servings 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 246
Total Fat 4 g
Sodium 720 mg
Total Carbohydrate 25 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 17 g
Protein 26 g

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