Coconut Curry Shrimp Veggie Spirals ~ #VeggieSwapIns


I may have mentioned this a few times, but one of our lifestyle goal for this year was to eat healthier, which meant for me and my family, eating less meat and more veggies, and the new Green Giant® Veggie Spirals has made it so much easier for us. My coconut curry shrimp veggie spirals was a hit with my household and I can't wait to share it with you today.


This post was sponsored by Green Giant as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Personally, I don't consider our lifestyle change a resolution, but rather a goal. With a family history of hypertension and diabetes, engaging in a healthier lifestyle just seemed the best option.  However, eating healthier was not as easy as I thought it would be. While veggies are good for you, most of them are an acquired taste. Madison LOVES carrots and broccoli, the others she insists tastes "nasty". So how did I get my picky eater to eat her veggies? I would sometimes bribe her with a sweet dessert if she eats all or even some of her veggies, there may be threats that she would not be able to play her favorite game, or even a little "white lie" that may sound like this "well if you don't eat your veggies, you will never grow up and you'll be little forever". Lately, that hasn't been working, but now I'm no longer worried. Ever since I introduced Green Giant® Veggie Spirals I haven't had a problem. She thinks they are noodles and she absolutely enjoys pasta, so it works out to my advantage.


While pasta is ok in moderation, the Green Giant® Veggie Spirals is by far the best substitute. I have been substituting my pasta dishes with this product and I haven't missed pasta at all. The Veggie Spirals are made with 100% vegetables, and veggies only. There are no preservatives or any other ingredient that you have to worry about. Currently there are 4 different Green Giant® Veggie Spirals: carrots, zucchini, butternut squash and beets. For my coconut curry shrimp dish I used both the spiralized zucchini and carrots and it was amazing! Whenever my kids ask for seconds I know that I have a winning dish on my hands.


The cooking instructions are so simple. You can either sauté or microwave your spirals and they can be used in soups, salads, as an entree or even substituted in any dish where you use noodles. For my dish, I decided to use the microwave method to save time. If you have 20 minutes to spare, you can have a healthy, nutritious and delicious meal. This recipe does not disappoint.

Coconut Curry Shrimp Veggie Spirals

Ingredients

1½ tbsp butter
1½ lb cooked shrimp
1 small onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch green onion, finely diced (save some for garnish)
2 tbsp curry powder
1 can coconut milk
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp black pepper
1 lime, juiced
½ tsp crushed pepper (optional for kick)
1 pkg Green Giant® Veggie Spirals (Zucchini or Carrots made according to the directions on the package)



Directions:

(I used already cooked shrimp to reduce my cooking time, but you can use raw shrimp. Season your shrimp with your salt, black pepper, crushed pepper (optional), lime juice and refrigerate beforehand. I found that marinating it this way gave it a kick, and it just tastes better.)

Step 1. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat and add your onion, garlic and green onions. Remember to leave a bit of green onions to use as a garnish at the end.


Step 2. Add your curry powder into your butter, onion and garlic mixture and stir.

Step 3. Next combine your coconut milk into your curry mixture, keeping it at low heat and allow it heat until it starts bubbling and thicken.



Step 4. Add your marinated shrimp into your coconut curry mixture for about 3-4 minutes. You can add additional salt/pepper to your taste.

Step 5. Serve your coconut shrimp and sauce over your bed of cooked Green Giant® Veggie Spirals. Garnish with the remainder of your green onions and enjoy.


You can find Green Giant® Veggie Spirals in the frozen section of your local Walmart grocery aisle.

Annmarie John
36 Comments

36 comments:

  1. You seriously had me at coconut and shrimp as both are my favorites. So, definitely am going to have to give this recipe a try now as I am sitting here totally drooling over this yummy meal :)

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    1. OMGee, it was delicious. If you don't love spicy foods though, I would suggest leaving out the crushed peppers. I actually made it twice because it was so good.

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  2. I'm like Janine. I'm here drooling over the photos. I love anything curry and this just sounds so delicious. I haven't heard or seen the Green Giants Veggie Spirals so I'm going to have to look for it in the supermarket since I don't have a Walmart nearby.

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    1. As you know, I'm Caribbean, so curry is a part of my life. The Green Giants® Veggie Spirals is new and I was only able to find the carrots and zucchini here at my Walmart. I'm hoping to find the beets and butternut squash as well, but you should totally make this, you're going to LOVE it.

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  3. Wow, just the look of these makes me feel hungry! :D Thanks for sharing.. Ill go look for something similar in the nearest store..

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    1. Don't do similar, just pick up the Green Giants® Veggie Spirals, at least you know that they'll be good. The zucchini is especially delish.

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  4. What a super quick and easy recipe! I LOVE shrimps so this is right up my alley. I'll have to pick some of the veggies spirals the next time I go to Walmart!

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    1. Oh you know I don't do anything if it's not simple. It's really the best way to go. When you have limited time, you don't want to spend it all in the kitchen.

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  5. Seriously, this sounds so delicious! I never would have thought to pair curry with veggie spirals. I can't wait to try it out for myself.

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    1. Oh it was absolutely delicious. I have to admit that while Madison loved the carrots, I really loved the zucchini and I'm not really big on zucchini, but it was really good.

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  6. This looks delicious. I love shrimp and coconut very much. Need to try your recipe.

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    1. Yes you should, and if you're not a fan of spicy foods, then I would suggest leaving out the crushed pepper.

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  7. My hunger strikes, whoa! yummy overload.. I will love to try this at home. I'm curious about the carrot veggie spiral..

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    1. You'll love it! The carrot veggie spirals is really good, but my favorite was really the zucchini, but Madison really loved the carrots.

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  8. Omg i am pretty sure my Mom would approve of this! Looks delicious and easy to prepare :)

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    1. I'm pretty sure that your mom would indeed approve. It's both delicious and easy to prepare and I can assure you that you're going to love it.

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  9. Oh my goodness!! I have never seen those vegetable noodles! My husband is on the Keto diet, therefore no carbs!! Perfect for him

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    1. That is perfect for him! You can find the Green Giants® Veggie Spirals at your local Walmart in the frozen vegetable aisle. So far I've only found the zucchini and carrots, but I'm hoping to find the others as well.

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  10. I have never seen those vegetable noodles!! My husband is on the keto diet! This recipe will be perfect for him

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    1. I'm not sure if the previous comment is yours as well, but yes, it will be perfect for him. All healthy and nutritious and oh so delicious.

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  11. I keep reading about spirals from veggies and spiralizers all the time lately! I think it might be a good time to try some myself!

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    1. They have become rather popular lately haven't they. Well Green Giant® makes it super easy for you with their veggie spirals. Now you don't have to do anything but cook them.

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  12. This recipe looks so easy to make and it looks so yummy! Yes I like it spicy and I love shrimps. I will be making it this weekend. Thanks!

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    1. Oh my goodness, you're going to love it. Can you believe that I made it twice in one week because everyone loved it? The crushed peppers surely does give it that kick that you'll love.

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  13. Madison and I have the same favorite veggies. That said, I saw this at the store last week and had to get them. They're so awesome for healthy weeknight recipes.

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    1. I couldn't get her to eat zucchini because she said that the carrots are the best! They sure do make for healthy weeknight recipes for sure.

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  14. I love making past/spirals with zucchini! It always makes the meal taste fresher. This seems like an awesome meal, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Well guess what? Now you no longer have to make them yourself. They come already made for you, which is what I like because I really don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

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  15. Engaging in a healthier lifestyle does just make good sense. And I love veggie spirals. That's my new favorite addition to our dinner table over here. Pretty sure my oldest kids would love this shrimp recipe.

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    1. That's great to hear Rosie. I just got into it myself and I am loving them. I just love how easy it is to substitute them for pasta which isn't that great for you.

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  16. These look amazingly yummy. I would love to try these out as a part of a healthier lifestyle change

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    1. They are amazing and this dish is even more so. So far we have tried both the zucchini and the carrots and they're both great.

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  17. These veggie spirals look like they taste amazing! I definitely am going to have to try these.

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    1. They really do. You should try giving them a try. They're available in the frozen vegetable section at Walmart. My family loves them!

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  18. I have got to try the coconut curry shrimp. It is healthy and it looks delicious!

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    1. Yes!! You've really got to. It was so good that we've made it twice since I've done this post. The kids can't get enough of it.

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