Shrimp Teriyaki is a flavorful, clean and healthy meal prep that makes 4 servings, costs $30 or less ($7.50/meal) to make, and is only 190 calories! Even though school has started and vacation season is over for most of you, it is still hot outside. I’m still embracing the summer season with this shrimp teriyaki recipe. I love eating seafood during the hot weather. It’s a light but filling protein, and the recipe utilizes red bell peppers which are still in season right now.
Bell peppers are from the nightshade family that is vitamin C and antioxidant rich. The red bell pepper is rich with iron which prevents anemia. It also contains the antioxidant capsanthin which helps protect against cancer and is responsible for the red bell pepper’s rich red color.
This recipe utilizes foil packets. Foil packets are so quick and easy to use. Simply pre-heat your oven, place your prepared ingredients on a sheet of aluminum foil, cover with another sheet of aluminum foil, seal all 4 sides, and bake.
Shrimp Teriyaki Recipe
- Olive oil spray
- 1/2 cup Teriyaki Sauce (pick a brand that uses natural ingredients and not too much sugar, I use 365 Organic Teriyaki Sauce from Whole Foods)
- 2 packets of Stevia
- 2 cups of sliced red bell pepper (about 3)
- 2 cups of sliced onion (about 2)
- 2 cups pineapple chunks
- 16oz (about 32) raw large shrimp, peeled, tails removed, deveined
- salt and pepper optional
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay out 4 large pieces of aluminum foil (about the length of a baking sheet), and spray all four pieces with olive oil spray.
- In a bowl stir sweetener into teriyaki sauce.
- Distribute a 1/2 cup of sliced red bell pepper, 1/2 cup of sliced onion, and a 1/2 cup of pineapple onto the centers of each of the 4 foil pieces. Top each with 4oz (about 8 pieces) of shrimp.
- Drizzle sweetened teriyaki sauce evenly over each of the shrimp, veggies and pineapple foil pieces.
- Cover each foil piece with another piece of foil. Fold together and seal all 4 edges of each of the foil pieces, forming 4 well-sealed foil packets. Place packets on baking sheet.
- Bake 20 minutes, or until shrimp is cooked and veggies are tender. (While this is baking, it is a good time to meal prep your breakfast).
- Cut and release steam from packets before opening. Empty each packet into a sealable microwaveable container, seal container and refridgerate until ready to reheat and enjoy.
I found this recipe in Lisa Lillien’s “Clean and Hungry” cookbook. It serves 4, and each serving contains 190 calories, 1.5g of total fat (0.5g of saturated fat), 525mg of sodium, 21.5g of carbs, 3g of fiber, 13g of sugar, and 23g of protein.
Below is a chart of price comparison grocery stores. When reviewing this chart, keep in mind that the prices may have changed slightly from when I visited these stores. Please take into consideration when reviewing this chart that Whole Foods only offers organic options, and also offers coupons and cash back programs to its Amazon Prime members. The Target prices do not include the 5% red debit card discount, cartwheel offers (since these change weekly), or the $0.05 off per bag for any bags used from home. Also be sure to check Publix’s current bogo list. If you really desire convenience both Publix and Target offer delivery, and Target also offers buy online/store pick up too. This is a great option if you are trying to stay on a budget, because it prevents impulse purchases that can often happen from going into the store. Two different prices are listed for Teriyaki sauce at Target b/c they offered the normal brand and an organic brand. Aldi only offered a regular brand of Teriyaki, Trader Joe’s didn’t offer any, and Publix and Whole Foods both offered an organic brand.
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