Insanely delicious spicy taco spiced shrimp bowls loaded with cheese, black beans, corn, brown rice and tomato. Make a week’s worth of lunch in under 30 minutes. Shrimp tacos on a weekday just happened. Lighter, healthier, and tastier than ever before. Meal prep is getting better and better ever week and I couldn’t think of a better lunch than these spicy flavorful shrimp taco bowls.
These bowls are healthier and nutritionist inside out. Shrimp is considered one of the world’s healthiest foods! Aside from the protein, shrimp are packed with antioxidants, vitamin D, B3, and are also a great low-carb food that can help you lose weight and suppress your appetite.
I like to use brown rice when meal-prepping. It gives you a very steady dose of fiber and gives your body a steady controlled energy release to last you throughout the day.
For the sides, I used black beans, corn, cheese, and tomatoes. If you want to go the extra step, add chopped salad, sour cream, salsa or guacamole after re-heating the shrimp.
Shrimp Taco Meal Prep Bowls
- Spicy Shrimp:
- 20 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- For the assembly:
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup corn, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup tomatoes, diced
- ½ cup cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoon cilantro, minced
- 1 lime, cut into 4 slices
- 4 meal prep containers
- To cook the shrimp: In a medium bowl whisk together olive oil, garlic, cumin, chili and onion powders, and salt. Add in shrimp and toss to coat completely. Cover and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes or up to 24 hours. Heat a large heavy-duty or cast iron skillet on high heat for 2 minutes. Add the olive oil and shrimp. Cook shrimp in a skillet over medium-high heat until pink and cooked through, about 5 minutes.
- To assemble: Divide brown rice into 4 meal prep containers (1/2 cup each). Top with 5 shrimps, a scoop of black beans, corn, tomatoes, a sprinkle of cheese, cilantro and a slice of lime. Cover and refrigerate for a max of 4 days.
- To serve: Heat bowls in the microwave for 2 minutes or until heated thoroughly. Drizzle with lime juice and top with salsa, sour cream or guacamole if desired.
Cook brown rice according to package directions before getting started on the shrimp so it cooks while you are preparing the shrimp.