Shrimp Taco Pasta

Dinner, Recipes

Life has been busy! With companies going back to “normal” and work travel picking up, I have had less time to focus on nutrition an new recipes. However, this has also been a blessing because the recipes that I have been creating have been super fast and just as tasty. This has been my go-to for a quick an easy meal or meal prep lately because it doesn’t take a lot of time, it has a great macronutrient ratio for me and it involves one of my favorite flavors…Taco! This recipe creates 3-5 meals depending on how much you want per serving. You can substitute the shrimp with chicken if you prefer. Macros are listed at the bottom!

INGREDIENTS  

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Bell Peppers
  • 1 Poblano Pepper
  • 1 White Onion
  • 2 tbsp Taco Seasoning (low sodium)
  • 1 bag of Shrimp (roughly 600-700 grams) – Peeled and Deveined
  • 1.5 cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 box Banza Penne (8 oz)
  • Optional: Jalapenos or Chilies

Instructions

  1.  In a large pot, start water for pasta. Cook pasta until al dente. ~10-11. Don’t overcook because when you mix the pasta in later, it will fall apart since it is made of chickpeas.
  2. Cut onion and peppers Julien style
  3. In a large pot or sauce pan, add olive oil and heat over medium high heat. Once hot, add peppers, onions, and tomatoes.
  4. Cover and let cook for 5 minutes and add Taco Seasoning and Pepper to taste.
  5. Stir every few minutes until veggies are very soft and then add washed, peeled and deveined shrimp and cook until shrimp are fully cooked and have turned pink.
  6. Drain cooked pasta and add pasta to the pot with veggies and shrimp. Stir and serve or save for your lunch tomorrow!

Full Recipe Nutrition:

MacronutrientGrams
Calories1561
Protein137
Net Carbs175
Fat32
1686 Grams Total Recipe

One Sheet Shrimp Fajitas

Dinner, Recipes

INGREDIENTS  

  • 1-1½ lb Shrimp Peeled
  • 1 Yellow Baby Bell, Sliced
  • 1 Orange Baby Bell, Sliced
  • 1 Red Baby Bell, Sliced
  • 1 Small Red Onion, Sliced
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ Onion Powder
  • ½ Fajita Seasoning
  • ½ Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro
  • Tortillas Warmed
  • 1½ tbsp Olive Oil
  • Optional: Avocado, Diced Jalapeños, Shredded Cheese, Diced Tomatoes

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Preheat oven to 450°F
  • Rinse and pat dry shrimp. In a large bowl, combine sliced veggies, shrimp, olive oil and seasoning and mix well. NOTE: You can substitute the Fajita seasoning with Cumin or Taco.
  • Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray lightly and spread veggies and shrimp out evenly.
  • Cook at 450°F for 10 minutes, stir and then cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix the sour cream and minced cilantro with a splash of water to make crème.
  • Place veggie and shrimp fajita mix on a warm tortilla and top with diced jalapeños, cilantro crème, avocado and cheese if desired!

One Sheet Shrimp Fajitas

  • 1-1½ lb Shrimp Peeled
  • 1 Yellow Baby Bell, Sliced
  • 1 Orange Baby Bell, Sliced
  • 1 Red Baby Bell, Sliced
  • 1 Small Red Onion, Sliced
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ Onion Powder
  • ½ Fajita Seasoning
  • ½ Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro
  • Tortillas Warmed
  • 1½ tbsp Olive Oil
  • Optional: Avocado, Diced Jalapeños, Shredded Cheese, Diced Tomatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F

  2. Rinse and pat dry shrimp. In a large bowl, combine sliced veggies, shrimp, olive oil and seasoning and mix well. NOTE: You can substitute the Fajita seasoning with Cumin or Taco.

  3. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray lightly and spread veggies and shrimp out evenly.

  4. Cook at 450°F for 10 minutes, stir and then cook for an additional 5 minutes.

  5. In a small bowl, mix the sour cream and minced cilantro with a splash of water to make crème.

  6. Place veggie and shrimp fajita mix on a warm tortilla and top with diced jalapeños, cilantro crème, avocado and cheese if desired!

Main Course

Taco Zucchini Boats

Dinner, Recipes

Who doesn’t love tacos?? These are a great healthy and keto alternative to normal tacos. Taco mix served in a zucchini boat cooked to perfection.

Steps for Success:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Cut Zucchini in half length wise and deseed using a spoon.
  • Season Zucchini with Salt, Pepper, Taco Seasoning and Paprika to Taste and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Place in oven with seed side up for 5 minutes and then flip and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef until cooked and then drain grease.
  • While beef is draining, sauté peppers and onions in the skillet until cooked and then return beef to skillet and season with Chili Powder, Taco Seasoning or Cumin, Paprika and diced tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
  • Place zucchini skin down in a pan or baking sheet that is oven safe, carefully place spoonfuls of taco mixture in zucchini boats and then top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake in the oven at 400° for 10 minutes.
  • Cut fresh cilantro, red onion and lime to garnish with!

INGREDIENTS  

  • 2-3 Large Zucchini
  • ¼ White Onion, diced
  • 1 Baby Bell Pepper (or 1/2 bell pepper), diced
  • 1 Poblano Pepper, diced
  • ½ Ground Beef
  • ½ Canned Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Taco Seasoning or Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Salt, Pepper, Taco Seasoning and Paprika to Taste for Zucchini
  • Toppings: Cilantro, Red Onion, Lime Juice

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Cut Zucchini in half length wise and deseed using a spoon.
  • Season Zucchini with Salt, Pepper, Taco Seasoning and Paprika to Taste and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Place in oven with seed side up for 5 minutes and then flip and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef until cooked and then drain grease.
  • While beef is draining, sauté peppers and onions in the skillet until cooked and then return beef to skillet and season with Chili Powder, Taco Seasoning or Cumin, Paprika and diced tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
  • Place zucchini skin down in a pan or baking sheet that is oven safe, carefully place spoonfuls of taco mixture in zucchini boats and then top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake in the oven at 400° for 10 minutes.
  • Cut fresh cilantro, red onion and lime to garnish with!

Taco Zucchini Boats

  • 2-3 Large Zucchini
  • ¼ White Onion, diced
  • 1 Baby Bell Pepper (or 1/2 bell pepper), diced
  • 1 Poblano Pepper, diced
  • ½ Ground Beef
  • ½ Canned Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Taco Seasoning or Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Salt, Pepper, Taco Seasoning and Paprika to Taste for Zucchini
  • Toppings: Cilantro, Red Onion, Lime Juice
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F

  2. Cut Zucchini in half length wise and deseed using a spoon.

  3. Season Zucchini with Salt, Pepper, Taco Seasoning and Paprika to Taste and drizzle with olive oil.

  4. Place in oven with seed side up for 5 minutes and then flip and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.

  5. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef until cooked and then drain grease.

  6. While beef is draining, sauté peppers and onions in the skillet until cooked and then return beef to skillet and season with Chili Powder, Taco Seasoning or Cumin, Paprika and diced tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.

  7. Place zucchini skin down in a pan or baking sheet that is oven safe, carefully place spoonfuls of taco mixture in zucchini boats and then top with shredded cheese.

  8. Bake in the oven at 400° for 10 minutes.

  9. Cut fresh cilantro, red onion and lime to garnish with!

Main Course