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Delicious Paleo Shrimp and Veggies (Whole 30)

A very quick and simple paleo shrimp recipe that features delicious veggies and is ready in only a few minutes. Great for adrenal fatigue too!

Delicious Paleo Shrimp and Veggies (Whole 30)

If you’re looking for a recipe that is perfect for your Whole30 plan or adrenal fatigue – a recipe that is both easy AND delicious – then this paleo shrimp and veggies is for you.

Shrimp and Vegetables

Lately I’ve been obsessed with creating easy dinner recipes that are either good for families or work with special diets, and this paleo shrimp fits into the later category. I’m going to be honest; until I turned 40 I never really loved shrimp.

I don’t think I was giving it a chance, because I just assumed that all shellfish was not going to work for me. I didn’t like the taste or the smell.

I was wrong.

How to Pick Fresh Shrimp

I just wasn’t having the right shellfish! Pick fresh shrimp from a meat market or natural foods store and you won’t have to worry about a weird taste or smell.

Our local farmer’s market has great shrimp and veggies, so with a quick trip and just a little bit of moolah, this meal can be mine. Learn how to make it below!

A very quick and simple paleo shrimp recipe that features delicious veggies and is ready in only a few minutes. Great for adrenal fatigue too!

Whole30 Shrimp with Vegetables

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. shrimp – cleaned, shelled and de-veined
  • 2 zucchinis, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup green, red & yellow Bell Peppers, cut into thin strips (replace with another zucchini if you are trying to avoid vegetables belonging to nightshade family)
  • 1 tbsp.  taco seasoning
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp. of chopped cilantro
  • 1 small red onion, sliced into half moons
  • 1 tbsp. + 1/4 tbsp. of coconut oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
Raw shrimp with seasoning in a white bowl

Directions

Marinade the shrimp with lemon juice, taco seasoning, salt, and freshly cracked black pepper.

Melt the coconut oil in a heavy bottom skillet and fry the shrimp until they just start turning pink. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

In the same pan, add 1/4 tbsp. more of coconut oil (if needed). Fry the onions, zucchini, and bell pepper strips till the onions caramelize and the zucchini softens a little. Season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste.

Add the cooked shrimp back in and toss for a couple of minutes. Do not overcook the shrimps or they will turn tough. Take off heat and garnish with the chopped cilantro.

Serve hot, makes 2 servings.

A very quick and simple paleo shrimp recipe that features delicious veggies and is ready in only a few minutes. Great for adrenal fatigue too!
Yield: 2 servings

Delicious Paleo Shrimp and Veggies

A very quick and simple paleo shrimp recipe that features delicious veggies and is ready in only a few minutes. Great for adrenal fatigue too!

A very quick and simple paleo shrimp recipe that features delicious veggies and is ready in only a few minutes. Great for adrenal fatigue too!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp, (cleaned, shelled, deveined)
  • 2 zucchinis, (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 cup peppers, (green, red, and yellow)
  • 1 T taco seasoning
  • 1 small red onion, (sliced into half moons)
  • 2 Ttbsp. cilantro, (chopped)
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • 1/4 T coconut oil
  • 1/2 lemon, (just the juice)
  • 1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Marinade the shrimp with lemon juice, taco seasoning, salt, and freshly cracked black pepper.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in a heavy bottom skillet and fry the shrimp until they just start turning pink. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, add 1/4 tbsp. more of coconut oil (if needed). Fry the onions, zucchini, and bell pepper strips till the onions caramelize and the zucchini softens a little. Season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste.
  4. Add the cooked shrimp back in and toss for a couple of minutes. Do not overcook the shrimps or they will turn tough. Take off heat and garnish with the chopped cilantro.
  5. Serve hot, makes 2 servings.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 571mgSodium: 1907mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 49g

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A very quick and simple paleo shrimp recipe that features delicious veggies and is ready in only a few minutes. Great for adrenal fatigue too!

One last note about this paleo shrimp and vegetables recipe: it’s also Weight Watchers Freestyle friendly! If you use coconut oil, it’s 4 points per serving.

However I opt for olive oil as a substitute in the same amount, and it’s 3 points per serving. If you want to use cooking spray alone, then you can reduce it to zero points.


If you try this shrimp with vegetables, I’d love to know in the comments. For more delicious paleo recipes that are Whole 30 compliant, check these out:

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