Creamy coconut, tangy lime, rich garlic, and of course, the (in my humble foodie opinion) perfection that is shrimp! This is one of the fastest, easiest, and tastiest meals on the planet. If you like seafood. If you like coconut. If you like fast and easy. You will LOVE this shrimp.
I keep shrimp in the freezer because even though I frequently make freezer meals, and plan dinner 9 times out of ten, that 10th night can be a real doozy, and shrimp is my go-to solution because it cooks up fast, but tastes like a million bucks. Our whole family loves it, and this particular flavor combo even won over my picky eater.
The fresh basil really helped bring out the flavor. And the sauce was so good I dumped it over top of the rice and quinoa mix we had with it. If you do not have coconut milk, you could sub in regular milk, you just won’t have the same exact flavor profile.
Regardless of how you prepare it, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. It made staying in rather than going out a lot easier to stomach…every pun intended. Haha
And that brings us to Day 18 of the Healthy You Challenge. Only 10 days left. Today I want to talk about cooking your own meals.
I won’t bore you with stats, but there are millions of them that confirm that cooking at home is healthier than going out. You will save money, calories, and know exactly what you are getting if you prepare your own meals.
I know for many this is unrealistic for every meal, but there are things you can do to make it easier. I started a freezer meal group, and swap about 10 meals a month, which means 10 nights a month I don’t have to think about dinner. That really helps us cut back on eating out.
Find what works for you.
Day 18 Mini-Challenge: Cook at home all day tomorrow. Don’t eat any meal or snack out.
Simple right? I want to hear how it goes. I find that packing some snacks helps me avoid the drive through in the late afternoon when the “slump” hits.
Thanks for stopping by, Rachael