Meal prep shrimp green goddess grain bowls are delicious, nourishing bowls that are easy to make ahead or eat right away for healthy meals at any time! (nut-free, gluten-free and dairy-free options)
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When I sent out my annual reader survey at the end of last year, many of you said you'd like to see more meal prep recipes, so I'm listening!
I don't do a lot of formal meal prep myself because 1. I sometimes make 4 or 5 recipes in a single day or weekend for the blog, and 2. I tend to cook a little extra when I make dinner, so we always have leftovers to eat for lunch. Meal prepping is kind of built into my job.
But I know that some of you love meal prepping (it does make healthy eating SO much easier during the week!) and want more ideas, and this shrimp green goddess grain bowl is a great one - especially to take along with Bob's Red Mill new Bob's Better Bars!
These shrimp green goddess grain bowls start with a base of both whole grains and baby greens, then they are loaded up with green veggies, edamame, and plump, herby shrimp. It's all topped off with a creamy, flavorful avocado green goddess dressing that I could eat by the spoonful. SO GOOD.
I've eaten these grain bowls both for dinner right after I made them, and for lunch a couple of days later, and both ways are absolutely delicious. Since they are filled with whole grains, vegetables, edamame, shrimp and an avocado dressing, they have an outstanding nutritional profile that's a nice balance of fiber, protein, and fat - perfect for keeping you full and energized.
I used Bob's Red Mill cracked freekeh as the whole grain base for these bowls, but other whole grains like farro, quinoa, millet, and brown rice also work well. Freekeh isn't gluten-free, so if that's a concern for you, you can use your favorite gluten-free whole grain. For the greens, I used a baby kale mix, but again, any baby greens work well.
To make your life even easier during the week, you can pair these shrimp green goddess grain bowls with Bob's Red Mill new bars, so you have lunch and snacks done!
Bob's Better Bars are made with wholesome ingredients like oats, honey, and peanut butter, and they taste delicious. I'm not a big fan of most bars, but these are one of the few kinds of snack bars that I actually enjoy. I love that I can grab one for a quick, nutritious snack on super busy days without having to worry about what ingredients are in them. My favorites are the Peanut Butter Coconut & Oats and the Peanut Butter Jelly & Oats flavors, but all of the flavors taste great!
With Bob's Better Bars and shrimp green goddess grain bowls prepped for the week, you're ready to take on anything that comes your way and still feel good about eating healthy!
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Meal Prep Shrimp Green Goddess Grain Bowls
Meal prep shrimp green goddess grain bowls are delicious, nourishing bowls that are easy to make ahead or eat right away for healthy meals any time! (nut-free, gluten-free and dairy-free options)
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: main dish
- Method: meal prep
- Cuisine: seafood
For the Avocado Green Goddess Sauce:
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 green onions, roughly chopped
- ⅓ cup fresh parsley leaves
- ⅓ cup fresh cilantro leaves
- Juice of 1 ½ lemons (about ¼ cup)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ½ lg avocado
- 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt*
- Water to thin 2-4 tbsp
For the Bowls:
- 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 3 cups cooked whole grain of choice** (I used Bob's Red Mill cracked freekeh)
- 3 cups baby greens of choice (I used a baby kale mix)
- 1 bunch broccolini
- 1 cup frozen cooked edamame, thawed
- 1 cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced into half moons
- Add garlic, green onions, parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until herbs are finely chopped. Remove about 2 tbsp of this mixture and set aside. Add avocado and yogurt to the food processor and pulse until smooth, adding water as needed to reach your desired consistency.
- In a medium bowl, toss shrimp with reserved herb mixture and red pepper flakes.
- Add olive oil to a medium nonstick skillet and heat over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook 3-5 minutes per side, or until shrimp are cooked through.
- Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add broccolini and cook 2-3 minutes, or until broccolini is bright green. Immediately remove from heat, drain, and place in an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
- Assemble bowls in glass containers (or regular bowls if you plan to eat immediately). Divide cooked grains and greens between each of 4 containers or bowls. Top each with broccolini, edamame, cucumber, and shrimp. Add green goddess sauce to small sauce containers on the side (or place directly in bowls if eating immediately).
- Store prepped bowls covered in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
*For dairy-free, use your favorite dairy-free yogurt alternative.
**For gluten-free, use your favorite cooked gluten-free whole grain.
Keywords: green goddess bowls, shrimp bowls