Simply Add Chopsticks

Good evening! Hope everyone’s weekend is off to a great start! I, for one, am excited to have an extra day off on Monday! I was ultra-productive all day, studying, getting a workout in and accomplishing a few other tasks that have been on my to-do list.
I took a break from working this evening to put together a delicious dinner.
Tonight’s dinner came together in a flash thanks to a few items I picked up while grocery shopping earlier this week.

I saw a recipe for stir-fry a few days ago, and have been craving it ever since! It is such an easy meal, I don’t know why I don’t make it more often. When made at home, this dish can be very healthy, unlike some of the fried, sodium-loaded versions you will find when dining out!Shrimp and Veggie Stir-Fry

1/2 c. brown rice
4 oz. fully-cooked shrimp
1 c. Frozen stir-fry veggie mix
1 Tbsp. Teryaki Sauce (I used Lawry’s Pineapple Teryaki)
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-Defrost shrimp by placing desired amount in a colander and running warm water over them for a few minutes
-Once defrosted, add the shrimp and veggie mix to a hot skillet until veggies are defrosted and everything is heated through
-Add brown rice to the skillet mixture until everything is hot
-Add sauce and mix well
See, told ya it was easy! All that was missing from this meal was the chopsticks!

Why Would Jessica Eat This?: Shrimp might be small, but they pack a great nutritional punch! A 4 oz. serving contains less than 150 calories, and is an excellent source of protein, Vitamin B12 and Omega 3 fatty acids. While shrimp is very low in saturated fat, many people are surprised to find that it is relatively high in cholesterol. But, that is no reason to avoid it! A study comparing diets that contained and excluded shrimp actually found that the inclusion of shrimp improve consumer’s HDL, or good, cholesterol. All the health benefits of shrimp almost justify paying an arm and a leg from a bag of the little guys!


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