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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

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
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 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 Pot. 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 pot 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 bowl and whisk until combined. Then set this sauce aside for a sec.

  7. Heat some olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  8. Place shrimp in the skillet. 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 skillet 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 containers. 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.