Prep Time: 10 mins  •  Cook Time: 20 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1⁄3 cup dried quinoa, rinsed
  • 2⁄3 cup water
  • 4 1⁄2 ounces frozen large cooked shrimp (about 9 shrimp)
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1⁄4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat 1⁄2 tablespoon of the olive oil in a nonstick sauce pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add quinoa and sauté in the oil for 1 minute.
  3. Add the water to the pot and bring up to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and let cook 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  4. Meanwhile, add the remaining 1⁄2 tablespoon olive oil to a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the shrimp, spinach, mushrooms, bell pepper, onion powder, thyme, and lemon juice to skillet and sauté 5 minutes, or until shrimp are heated through.
  6. Fold the cooked quinoa into the cooked shrimp and vegetables and season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.

431 calories  •  18g fat  •  29g total carbs  •  11g fiber  •  4g sugar  •  18g net carbs  •  41g protein

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