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Easy Shrimp Fajita Bowl Meal Prep

Summer Yule
If you don’t like salad, this easy shrimp fajita bowl packed with protein and veggies makes an excellent healthy lunch alternative.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 397 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice, dry
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 lb. raw tail-on peeled shrimp, thawed (454 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 medium bell peppers, sliced (one of each color: red, orange, yellow, green)
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream

Instructions

  • Cook the brown rice according to the directions on the package. While the rice cooks, prepare the rest of the meal.
  • Sprinkle the lime juice over the avocado to prevent browning.
  • Mix the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, paprika, and black pepper together.
  • Heat the avocado oil in a pan. Add the shrimp and spice mixture.
  • Cook over medium heat until the shrimp are cooked through, stirring often. This will take 5-10 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan.
  • Add the bell peppers, onion, and jalapeno to the pan you cooked the shrimp in. Add ¼ cup water to the pan to help steam the veggies and to pick up some of the seasonings. Stir often until cooked (takes about 10 minutes).
  • When the peppers and onions have finished cooking, stir the shrimp in to fully distribute the seasonings.
  • Distribute the rice and the shrimp mixture evenly between four food containers. Add ¼ of the avocado and 1 tablespoon of sour cream to each container. (See notes below if you will be reheating these later.)
  • Put the lids on the containers and refrigerate. Meal prep complete!

Notes

This is a level 1 recipe (may help support fat loss). As mentioned above, you can make this a low-carb entrée by swapping out the brown rice for cauliflower rice. This will make the meal lower in calories as well. Using non-fat plain Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream is another way to bring the calories down.
Fajitas are typically served with tortillas. Consider this option if you need a meal to meet higher energy needs.
If you are planning on reheating this meal later, keep the sour cream and avocado in a separate container. As an alternative to microwaving, I tend to let this dish sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before eating. (Just keep the cover on the container while it sits!)

Nutrition

Calories: 397kcal
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