How To Meal Prep | Honey Garlic Shrimp Meal Prep (Under 350 Calories!)

Let me show you how to meal prep shrimp for a high protein, low fat, and super quick meal prep option.  This easy Honey Garlic Shrimp Meal Prep with Instant Pot Brown Rice and Lemon Snap Peas is a great healthy shrimp dinner idea for your meal prep.

Healthy Shrimp Meal Prep | This shrimp recipe is super easy to make and it makes dinner prep very easy | A Sweet Pea Chef

I want you to jump on the meal prepping train with me because I don’t want you to miss out on this amazing trick for how to eat healthy AND save time.

My meal prepping obsession started with me switching to a healthy lifestyle. I have to admit, switching to a healthy lifestyle was a bit intimidating in the beginning because so many more foods needed to be homemade to control the ingredients.  But, once I discovered how easy it is to eat real food and to make delicious clean foods, I never looked back.

Yes, it is possible to eat healthy and love your foodOpens in a new tab.. Actually, that’s the secret of a healthy lifestyle, if you ask me. Eating food that is healthy and delicious at the same time is a big win-win.

Plus making the process work for you is super key in being successful.

Sometimes I’m very busy (oh, who am I kidding, I am ALWAYS VERY BUSY).  So, for me, making the process work for me means meal prepping. I don’t have time to cook 3 meals per day every day. And when I have time, I prefer to do something else. Meal prepping is basically a survival mechanism for busy weeks.

Quick recap:  Meal prepping saves you a lot of time and it allows you to stay on track with your healthy lifestyle.  Also: I’m busy, and I bet you are, too!

Fresh shrimp in a bowl ready to be used for Healthy Shrimp Meal Prep.

You see where I’m going with this?

Once you realize how amazing it is to open the fridge and always have something nutritious and easy to eat, you won’t be able to stop. No more ordering unhealthy food for dinner, no more cooking when you don’t feel like cooking a full meal.

Perfection.

Am I right?

You know how to make your life easier now. Glad to have you on board.

Now, it is time to introduce you to one of my favorite shrimp dinner ideas that is, of course, a shrimp meal prep recipe.

Week meal prep recipes + shrimp recipes = the best healthy dinner recipes.

Fresh shrimp in a bowl ready to be cooked. Next to the shrimp can be seen a mixing bowl with honey, garlic, soy sauce, ginger, rice vinegar, and crushed red pepper flakes mixed together.Close up of a mixing bowl that contains a mixing bowl with honey, garlic, soy sauce, ginger, rice vinegar, and crushed red pepper flakes mixed together.

HOW TO MEAL PREP SHRIMP

Learning how to how to prep shrimp is a simple 5 steps process.

Dare we take a look at the steps? Of course we dare. I told you it’s a simple process so you have nothing to fear.

  1. Peel and devein shrimp. Here’s a helpful video tutorial for peeling and deveining shrimpOpens in a new tab..
  2. Cook shrimp.
  3. Prep and cook side dish.
  4. Divide the shrimp and side dish in meal prep containersOpens in a new tab..
  5. Store the containersOpens in a new tab. in the freezer.

See? So simple.

Shrimp recipes are simple like that. But, most importantly, they are quick, healthy, and delicious.

Close up of shrimp being cooked in a pan.Close up of sweet peas in a pan being tossed to cook. The sweet peas will be used as a side dish for the shrimp in the Healthy Shrimp Meal Prep.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SHRIMP

You probably know that shrimp is healthy and good for you. But… what are the health benefits of shrimp?

  • Shrimp is low in calories. A medium shrimp provides approximately 7 calories which means a serving provides approximately 99 calories. Not bad. In fact, amazing.
  • Shrimp is rich in protein. How much protein is in shrimp? Shrimp contains 24g of protein per 1/2 cup of shrimp. Kinda amazing. Am I right?
  • Shrimp is low in fat and carbs. Another amazing and awesome shrimp fact you should know.
  • Shrimp is highly nutritious. Shrimp contains phosphorus, iodine, copper, choline, vitamin B12, and 2 types of antioxidants – selenium (fights against free radicals) and astaxanthin (reduces inflammation). Animal protein is usually not a source of antioxidants. But shrimp is. How awesome is that?!

Tempted to start cooking shrimp recipes?

Start with my shrimp meal prep recipe. I promise it won’t disappoint.

Close up of a meal prep container that contains cooked shrimp, cooked rice, cooked sweet peas. The shrimp is garnished with green onions.view from above of 4 meal prep containers that contain shrimp, brown rice, sweet peas, and lemon slices.

HOW TO COOK SHRIMP

Since shrimp is so amazing, this means the more easy shrimp recipes, the better? Correct? Correct.

There are numerous easy shrimp recipes you can try. But let’s start with the basics. Meaning, let me tell you how to cook shrimp in a healthy way.

If you’re looking for healthy options for shrimp, you have a few options for cooking shrimp. Here they are:

Boiling Shrimp

  1. Start with raw shrimp and water.
  2. Boil water with a teaspoon of sea salt.
  3. Reduce heat and add shrimp.
  4. Simmer for up to 3 minutes or until shrimp turn
  5. Drain water.
  6. Transfer shrimp to a bowl of cold water. This will stop the cooking process..

Sautée Shrimp

  1. Boil shrimp as described above.
  2. Sautée the shrimp in a little bit of olive oil until it turns golden brown.

Grill Shrimp

  1. Brush shrimp with olive oil.
  2. Season with sea salt and pepper.
  3. Grill for 2 minutes on each side.

Sounds easy, right? Well, that’s because it is.

However, make sure you don’t overcook the shrimp. When cooked properly, shrimp is pink on the exterior and the flesh is slightly white. Bright white means overcooked shrimp.  Especially since we will be reheating the meal prep later in the week, the closer to just cooking through is ideal, but not super horribly mandatory.  IMO overcooked shrimp is easy to deal with, especially compared to other proteins.

Hooray, you know how to cook shrimp. That means you can try many shrimp dinner ideas, such as shrimp and vegetables, skillet shrimp recipes or other easy shrimp recipes.

You can, of course, start with the shrimp recipe included in this post. It makes a healthy and delicious dinner.  I mean LOOK at the deliciousness we got going on here…

Hand holding a meal prep container filled with shrimp, sweet peas, and rice. The shrimp is garnished with green onions. A lemon slice is placed over the sweet peas.

VEGETABLES THAT GO WITH SHRIMP

Shrimp and vegetables sounds like a good dinner idea to you? So happy to hear that. Most people pair shrimp with pasta so I’m happy to hear that shrimp and veggies interests you.

There are many vegetables that go with shrimp. Some of my favorite shrimp with vegetables pairings are:

  • broccoli
  • zucchini, especially zucchini noodlesOpens in a new tab.
  • bell peppers
  • carrots
  • snap peas
  • green beans

Obviously, you can combine all these veggies and make a delicious skillet shrimp dinner. In fact, skillet shrimp is a great shrimp lunch idea, too.

Side view of the meal prep containers that are filled with the Healthy Shrimp, sweet peas, and rice.

HOW LONG IS SHRIMP GOOD FOR?

The best thing about make ahead shrimp dishes, besides their delicious taste, is the fact that you can enjoy them for up to 4 days. If you store them properly in the fridge, that is. Which means, if you store your meal with shrimp in these meal containersOpens in a new tab. sealed tightly, you get 4 days worth of healthy dinner recipes.

Not to mention, reheating shrimp is super easy. Just 2 minutes in the microwave and your dinner is ready to serve.

View from the top of 3 meal prep containers filled with shrimp, sweet peas, rice. A lemon slice was added in all the meal prep containers.

3 MORE HEALTHY MEAL PREP RECIPES

Your weekly meal prep shouldn’t start and end with this shrimp recipe because I have other week meal prep recipes that are delicious and easy to make. Including some healthy recipes for dinner, easy healthy recipes for lunch. And of course, easy healthy recipes for breakfast.

Meal prepping is delicious and fun, peeps. So join the meal-prepping party.

MEAL PREP FOR WEIGHT LOSS

The first thing I want to recommend you is this Meal Prep for Weight LossOpens in a new tab. article. This article is a super special article that includes a week worth of healthy meals including healthy dinner recipes, healthy breakfast and lunch recipes, and even snack options.

Side view of all the meals that have been prepped for the meal plan for weight loss, including all the breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners for seven days in meal prep containers.

Besides the recipes, you’ll also find my favorite meal prepping tips. Oh, before I forget to mentions this, every daily menu totals to 1500 calories per day. So this is a great healthy menu for weight loss.  Get the recipes hereOpens in a new tab..

KOREAN BEEF BOWL MEAL PREP

This flavorful and easy Korean Beef BowlOpens in a new tab. is another amazing easy meal prep recipe you can enjoy during busy work weeks.

View of three meal prep containers containing the korean beef meal prep, ready to refrigerate.

The Korean Beef Bowl will keep in the fridge for up to 7 days or up to 3 months in the freezer. And it’s less than $4 a meal! Get the recipeOpens in a new tab..

SALMON MEAL PREP

Another budget-friendly healthy dinner recipe is this Salmon Meal PrepOpens in a new tab. recipe. Less than $6 per meal and one of the most delicious healthy dinner recipes ever.

Three meal prep containers in a row, showing the different parts of this easy salmon meal, including green beans, rice, and an easy salmon recipe for how to meal prep salmon.

Seriously, this salmon meal prep is a super yummy recipe and it’s super easy to make. Get the recipeOpens in a new tab..

How To Meal Prep | Honey Garlic Shrimp Meal Prep (Under 350 Calories!)

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Healthy Shrimp Meal Prep | This shrimp recipe is super easy to make and it makes dinner prep very easy | A Sweet Pea Chef
Healthy Shrimp Meal Prep
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Let me show you how to meal prep shrimp for a high protein, low fat, and super quick meal prep option.  This easy Honey Garlic Shrimp Meal Prep with Instant Pot Brown Rice and Lemon Snap Peas is a great healthy shrimp dinner idea for your meal prep.
Categories: 30 Minute Meal, Bowl, Budget, Clean Eating, Easy Dinner, Instant Pot, Meal Prep
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: meal prep shrimp, shrimp meal prep, shrimp meal prep ideas
Servings: 4 meals
Calories: 345 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
For The Honey Garlic Shrimp
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
For the Instant Pot Brown Rice:
  • 2 cups brown rice, uncooked
  • 2 1/2 cups water
For the Lemon Sugar Snap Peas:
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb fresh sugar snap peas
  • 1 tsp lemon zest freshly grated
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. We’re going to start with our brown rice since that takes the longest to prepare. You can always steam rice in a covered pot on the stove, but I like using my Instant Pot Opens in a new tab.to make rice because I can get it started and then just forget about it.
  2. To make the rice, add your uncooked brown rice to the Instant PotOpens in a new tab.. Pour in water, and stir to combine. Then, seal the lid and select the RICE option on high pressure.
  3. The Instant Pot is going to start its magic and will eventually seal itself once it builds up enough pressure. When it’s done, carefully remove the lid and fluff the brown rice with a fork. Then, allow the rice to cool.

  4. Alternatively, you can add the rice to a deep potOpens in a new tab. and heat to a simmer over medium heat.  Then, cook for 25-30 minutes, or until rice fully absorbs the water.

  5. While rice is cooking, we can prep our honey garlic meal prep shrimp and our lemon snap peas.
  6. To make the shrimp, start by making the sauce. So add raw honey, low sodium soy sauce, minced garlic, minced fresh ginger, crushed red pepper flakes, and rice vinegar to a mixing bowlOpens in a new tab. and whisk until combined. Then set this sauce aside for a sec.

  7. Heat some olive oil in a large skilletOpens in a new tab. over medium-high heat.

  8. Place shrimp in the skilletOpens in a new tab.. Cook the shrimp until pink on both sides, about 2-3 minutes.

  9. Pour in the sauce and cook until the shrimp is fully cooked and the sauce is heated through, about 2-3 minutes. Then, set this aside to cool.
  10. To make the lemon snap peas, heat olive oil in a skilletOpens in a new tab. over medium-high heat.

  11. Add the fresh sugar snap peas and toss to coat. Cook snap peas over medium-high heat for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  12. Add the lemon zest, sea salt, and ground black pepper, and cook an additional 3-5 minutes, until the snap peas begin to puff up and are crisp, yet tender.
  13. Divide the steamed rice into 4 equal portions in your meal prep containersOpens in a new tab.. Add the lemon snap peas to the opposite side of the containers. Then, top the rice with our honey garlic shrimp and the rest of the sauce.

  14. Seal the lids tightly and store this meal prepped shrimp in fridge for up to 4 days.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

When you’re ready to eat, just remove the lid and reheat in the microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Shrimp Meal Prep
Amount Per Serving (1 meal)
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 199mg66%
Sodium 445mg19%
Potassium 322mg9%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 805IU16%
Vitamin C 22.3mg27%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

2 thoughts on “How To Meal Prep | Honey Garlic Shrimp Meal Prep (Under 350 Calories!)

  1. I’ve tried to watch the video for deveining shrimp, but it sends you on an endless loop to meal prep for garlic shrimp. Click the tag and you go to meal prep, click the tag in that and same thing. Go back to original tag, same thing over and over. I’ve had this experience with a couple of your instructions. Great recipes but aggravating site.

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