I wanted to share 2 of my favorite easy to make low calorie recipes. Both recipes include similar ingredients so you can save on time and prepare them both at the same time! Both my Shrimp Quinoa Salad and Loaded Turkey Burgers stay fresh for 3-4 days, making for great grab and go meals! Enjoy!

Summer Shrimp Quinoa Salad
-1 lb shrimp
-1 cup quinoa
-1/4 each color bell pepper (red, yellow, green, orange)
-2 stalks celery
-1/4 cup purple onion
-2 tbsp fresh minced garlic
-1/4 cup fresh cilantro
-1/4 cup avocado oil
-2 tbsp capers
-sea salt and pepper to taste

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-Sauté Shrimp in half of avocado oil until fully cooked and golden brown. Set aside.
-Prepare quinoa with 2 cups of water. Fully cook then set aside.
-Dice all veggies and place in a large bowl with all other ingredients, including left over avocado oil.
-Add cooked quinoa to veggies and mix generously.
-Cut shrimp into small pieces and add to Quinoa/Veggie mixture and toss well.
-Place in the refrigerator and allow to cool and marinate for 2-4 hours. The longer it can marinate the better.


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Nutrition Information:

400 calories
18 grams fat
2.25 grams saturated fat
30 grams carbs
30 grams protein

4 servings

Loaded Turkey Burgers
-1 lb 99% lean ground turkey breast
-1/2 cup oatmeal
-1 egg
-2 stalks celery
-1/4 cup bell pepper, diced (mix of red, yellow, green and orange)
1/4 cup purple onions
-1/2 4.5 oz can chopped green chilies
-1/4 cup mushrooms
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
-2 tsp horseradish
-sea salt and pepper to taste


-Chop all veggies and place them in a large bowl.
-Add ground turkey and other ingredients and mix together.
-Make into patties and place on lined cookie sheet.
-Either place in oven and broil OR on BBQ grill, flipping every 2-3 minutes until golden brown on both sides.




Nutrition Information:
175 Calories
2.5 grams fat
30 grams protein
10 grams carbs

serving size: 4