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
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)
(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.