A new take on your typical wrap. Substitute a collard green for the grains & add shrimp & quinoa.
THE BEE'S KNEES Recipe::: Greens Over Grains Shrimp Wrap
What you need: serves 5 2 lbs. cooked, peeled shrimp 1 1/2 cups quinoa 1/2 cucumber, chopped 2 lemons juiced 5 collard green wraps 5 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil salt 3 tbsp pepper
What you do: 1. Put quinoa in a small pot with 2 cups water. Bring water and reduce to simmer for 15 minutes. Stirring occasionally. 2. Combine garlic, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt & pepper in a bowl. 3. Combine shrimp and mixture in a large pan and cook for 5-7 minutes. 4. Cut stem off of collard green and lay across plate. 5. Lay quinoa, shrimp and cucumbers across wrap and roll it up!
This is a prime example of a lean, clean and green dinner with healthy substitutions. Instead of a flour wrap, choose a collard green. Instead of white rice, choose quinoa or brown rice. It's simple things like these that can make your dinner that much healthier. You can also be adventurous and add different spices such as cumin or even cayenne pepper for a kick!
WHY YOU SHOULD EAT SHRIMP ::: Shrimp is low in calories, low in fat and high in protein. It is an excellent source of the antioxidant glutathione peroxidase in addition to selenium, which promotes lung and heart health.
WHY YOU SHOULD EAT QUINOA ::: Quinoa contains all 9 essential amino acids, meaning it is straight protein. It contains more fiber than many other grains and it is naturally gluten free. Quinoa also helps maintain blood sugar levels due to the high magnesium content.