Meal Prep: Garlic Shrimps Skillet with Bulgur

Garlic Shrimps skillet with bulgur and vegetables. Quick whole grain takeaway lunch idea or weeknight dinner recipe that is a healthy alternative to my usual salad. 

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Meal prep? Food for the whole week? No, thanks … 

I have never been a big fan to take one Sunday and prep for the whole week. That sounds too exhausting for me. 😳 However, I still like to do the shopping for the entire week and prepare the food in small steps. I prefer to go with my gut feeling and cravings. Still, I understand when some people like to do that.

My kind of meal prep? 2-3 days

That’s right. The idea of eating the same food almost every day freaks me out. 🙄 That’s why I rather prefer to make my dinner and maybe have that for lunch as well the next day. Quite often, I just make some extra shrimps, fish, and chicken. 😊 As a result, I have that with a salad for my lunch the next day. 

Hope that it answers my meal prep questions. Also, Blogtastic challenged me to come up with a meal prep recipe. So, here’s my solution! That’s lately one of my favorites to prep as my takeaway lunch.

Also, some other great meal prep ideas:

Healthy Seafood Skillet by Healthy Laura Food Photography & Styling. @healthylauracom HealthyLaura quick and easy meal prep lunch. Healthy & easy seafood skillet recipe that is healthy and whole grain. #intuitiveeating #lunchrecipe #easyrecipes #intuitiveeatingtips #healthylifestyle #healthyeating #nodietdiet
Bulgur? Switch things up

Sometimes I might get tired of quinoa. That’s quite rare since I’m obsessed with it as you might have noticed. My other meal prep quinoa recipes are here & here.

However, I find that bulgur is one of the nutritious and easy whole grains that I can make plenty ahead of time in various forms for my dinner or lunch. Therefore, it satisfies all my cravings for carbs. 😍

Shrimps Skillet with Bulgur by Healthy Laura Food Photography & Styling. @healthylauracom HealthyLaura quick and easy meal prep lunch. Healthy & easy seafood skillet recipe that is healthy and whole grain. #intuitiveeating #lunchrecipe #easyrecipes #intuitiveeatingtips #healthylifestyle #healthyeating #nodietdiet

Garlic Shrimps Skillet with Bulgur (Healthy Wholegrain Salad Alternative)

4 servings

Preparation: 20 minutes

Time in Total: 30 minutes

Nutritional information (per serving g): 356 kcal, Protein: 32,3 g, Net Carbs: 35,5 g, Fat: 10,0 g

Ingredients:

  • 500 g (1,5 pounds) raw medium shrimps (shelled & deveined)
  • 5 cloves minced garlic
  • Pinch of sea salt & black pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime
  • 2,5 dl (about 1,1 cup) uncooked bulgur
  • 5 dl (about 2,2 cups) vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2,5 dl (1,1 cup) frozen peas
  • 2 carrots (shredded)
  • Decoration (optional): lime & fresh pea shoots (I grew my own, look at my Instagram stories @healthylauracom).*
Instructions:
  1. Marinate the shrimps with garlic, lime juice, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt & pepper. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the bulgur. Bring vegetable broth to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high. Stir in bulgur; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer about 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat, and let stand, covered, 10 minutes. Drizzle with 2 tbsp oil (or use butter if you prefer the taste). Fluff with a fork to combine.
  3. While you are cooking the bulgur prepare the shrimps. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Saute the shrimps until just cooked through (about 4-5 minutes). Set aside.
  4. Add the cooked bulgur, frozen peas & carrots to the skillet that already have garlic flavours. Season with extra salt & pepper. Cook for another minute until the peas are defrosted. Add shrimps.
  5. Serve the shrimps skillet with pea shoots (or other green leaves) & lime.

*Smash some extra avocado for creamy skillet.

I make my own pea shoots to get some spring nutrients (My instagram stories @healthylauracom )
Pea shoots & my Instagram stories @healthylauracom
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