Super Simple Shrimp Tostadas

Super Simple Shrimp Tostadas

Fresh, tasty, and healthy! These 6 ingredient Tostadas are the perfect simple lunch or dinner that is packed with protein and of course guac!

You’re in a pinch! You don’t even want to eye another lean meat and vegetable meal that you’ve had for the last 3 days…

Then these Super Simple Healthy Tostadas are for You!

What do I need?

Good news! It isn’t much!

  • corn tortillas
  • guacamole (I used good foods as i’s my favorite store bought guacamole)
  • cilantro
  • taco seasoning
  • shrimp
  • feta cheese

Aside from a dash of salt and optional oil you should be good.

How In The Heck Do I Make A Crunchy Tostada?

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. Spray one or both sides of the corn tortillas with avocado or olive oil non-stick spray
  3. Add them flat onto a pan and sprinkle sea salt over them
  4. Bake them in the oven for 4-5 minutes on each side and flip them halfway through. If you would like extra crispy tostadas bake them for another 2 minutes on each side, just watch them closely to be sure they don’t burn.

What Seasoning Should I Use?

Unfortunately, most taco seasonings you find in the store contain added sugar. Sigh, I know it’s a shame, but you are in luck! I have a natural recipe that involves zero added sugar and contains most spices you likely have in your cubboards.

  • 2 Tbsp cumin
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp sea salt

Just mix this all up in a small bowl and then store the seasoning in either a ziploc bag or in a small airtight container.

You can use any taco seasoning for this recipe though if you’re in a pinch. I know I would be lying if I said I always had my taco seasoning on deck to use at all times.

Perhaps one of my favorite things about making these is how fancy I feel eating a tostada from my couch, although I know it only took about 15 minutes.

The protein from the shrimp, fat from guacamole, and carbs from corn tortilla make for a healthy and satisfying meal that keeps me full well after that 3 PM snack attack time.

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Super Simple Shrimp Tostadas

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Shrimp Tostadas 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

The Taco’s BFF boasting with flavor, guac, feta, and everything in between! With grams of protein you can kick your hunger to the curb!


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Ingredients

  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 12 large shrimp (deveined and peeled) 
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 1.5 tsp taco seasoning (my recipe for this is above, but any taco seasoning will do)
  • dash of sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp guacamole (I used Good Foods Store bought Guac, and it’s the best I’ve ever had from a store)
  • 3 Tbsp crumbled feta (I used reduced fat feta, but feel free to use whichever you like)
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro
  • Optional: Lime

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray the corn tortilla shells with non-stick spray on one or both sides.
  2. Sprinkle sea salt over the corn tortillas and bake in the oven for 4-5 minutes on each side, flipping them over halfway through. if you prefer very crispy tostadas you can add another 1-2 minutes on each side but watch them carefully so they don’t burn.
  3. While the tostadas burn heat a pan over medium-high heat with the oil. Add the seasoning to the shrimp and then add the shrimp to the pan and cook for about 2 minutes on each side. If you have larger shrimp you may want to cook them closer to 3 minutes. once they are done cooking set aside.
  4. Chop the cilantro and set aside.
  5. Remove the tostadas from the oven and let the tostadas cool for a few minutes and then add the guacamole to the tostadas.
  6. Add the shrimp to the tostadas, then the feta and chopped cilantro.
  7. Squeeze a lime over the top and enjoy!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Shrimp Tostada
  • Calories: 129
  • Sugar: 1
  • Fat: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 11
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 10

Keywords: shrimp, tostada, taco seasoning, gluten free, high protein, simple meal recipe, lunch, quick meal, healthy

Healthy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Healthy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

These Flavorful Healthy Mexican Stuffed Peppers are filled with over 6 grams of fiber and over 35 grams
of protein!

One of the best parts of this recipe is that it is very low-effort when it comes to the preparation for this dish.

How Simple Can This Really Be?

Honestly, I would consider this a lazy-girls (or guys) go-to meal prep recipe for the week. Now, you may be wondering why that is…

You see, by using salsa as the main seasoning there isn’t much more to add to the stuffing of the peppers other than the rice, beans, and turkey. All of which require minimal preparation.

I’m Busy Girl What Can I Do To Make This Easier?

  • Use microwavable jasmine rice from Trader Joes. It tastes amazing and also is easy on the wallet.
  • Wash the canned corn and beans together before adding them to the dish.
  • Throw everything in at once after the turkey is done cooking.

This recipe is really a matter of cooking meat, and then adding everything together over the course of 5 minutes before popping it in the oven. So, if you’re just starting to meal prep this recipe is a great place
to start.

I made this recipe for a busy week I had ahead for my first week working from home. Some would argue that working from home doesn’t make meal prep necessary, but for the first week I had no idea what to expect so I had to be sure I had a healthy lunch packed just in case.

Also, is any thing better than gazing at your fridge knowing you have meals already prepped?

Yeah…didn’t think so.

If you’re looking for other gluten free healthy recipes checkout my latest posts below!

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Healthy Mexican Stuffed Red Peppers

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Stuffed Peppers 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Lunch, Meal
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

A simple, yet satisfying healthy mexican-style meal that is high in fiber and packed with over 35 grams of protein.


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb 99% Lean turkey
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 4 Large Bell Peppers
  • 1 1/2 cup Salsa ( I opt for a lower sodium variety)
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 Can black beans
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1 Cup cooked rice of choice
  • Optional: 1/2 cup mexican-style cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Cook the turkey in a pan with 1 tsp of oil until it is fully cooked over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the cilantro, chili powder, red pepper, and salsa to the pan and lower the heat to low for 1-2 minutes.
  4. After washing the beans add the can with the turkey and cooked rice. Stir over low heat until the ingredients are incorporated and set aside.
  5. Cut the tops off the peppers and stuff them evenly with the mixture from the pan.
  6. Cook the peppers for 40 minutes in the oven. Then take them out and add the cheese on top of the peppers and set the broiler in your oven to high. Place the peppers with the cheese on top in the oven for 2-3 minutes, watching carefully to ensure the cheese does not burn.
  7. Take out of the oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes. 


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 stuffed pepper
  • Calories: 350
  • Fat: 6
  • Carbohydrates: 36
  • Fiber: 7
  • Protein: 38

Keywords: bell peppers, stuffed peppers, quick recipe, salsa, salsa recipe, mexican peppers,

Honey Glazed Salmon

Honey Glazed Salmon

This Honey Glazed Salmon is the perfect recipe if you’re seeking something healthy and quick! This recipe can be whipped up in under 20 minutes and is the perfect complement to a bed of rice and steamed veggies.

I admit Salmon is something I have to be in the mood for, but I’ve never been able to figure out how to season or cook Salmon the right way until now.

How Should I Cook The Salmon?

Great question! I found that the key to avoiding overcooked Salmon is to time it just right! I cook it 4-6 minutes on each side in a good pan or skillet.

As much as I love to hold on to old cookware as I detest buying new things I opted for a newer large non-stick pan, and the results were so much better compared to that on my old freshman year of college pans.

And yes…I held them for over 4 years before throwing them away and I have no shame in doing so!

Give me the Deets on the Honey Glaze!

Luckily, this Honey Glaze is made with a rather slim ingredient list (as you will likely have most of the ingredients on hand) and requires holding your hunger for only a few more minutes before the dish
is complete.

For the Honey Glaze you will need:

  • Minced garlic
  • Onion powder
  • Oil of choice
  • Lemon juice
  • Tamari sauce
  • Honey of course!
  • Chopped parsley
  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Salt and Pep

Now, I know his may seem like a lot but odds are you will have a majority of these ingredients on hand if you have a gluten-free pantry.

Can I Make This Honey Glaze Thicker Or Thinner?

Absolutely! The key to creating a thicker or thinner Honey Glaze is cornstarch, which I have fallen in love with as a thickening agent in many gluten-free sauces.

If you prefer a thicker sauce add an extra teaspoon of cornstarch to the cornstarch and water mixture (listed in the recipe card below) and a dash more of water.

To make it thinner, you will do the opposite. Simply, reduce the cornstarch by 1 teaspoon and maintain the amount of water that it calls for in the recipe.

What Can I Serve This With?

I find this dish is best served with rice, steamed veggies like broccolini and cauliflower, and potatoes.

Alternatively, you could also make a larger portion of the sauce and create a stir-fry with the salmon and pair it with sugar snap peas, peppers, and water chestnuts.

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Honey Glazed Salmon

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 44 ounce fillets with honey glaze 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

A super simple Salmon recipe that is flavorful and healthy!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of Atlantic Salmon cut into 4 fillets
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 1/8 heaping tsp salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 2.5 Tbsp of minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup water 
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 lemon juiced (or 23 Tbsp of lemon juice from a lemon juice bottle)
  • 3 Tbsp Tamari (or low sodium sea salt if not gf)
  • 2 tsp cornstarch + 1 tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp chopped parsley + extra to top

Instructions

  1. Add the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. While the pan warms up coat the salmon with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook the salmon for 4-5 minutes each side. If they are thick slices aim for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Wrap the salmon in tin foil and set aside while you prepare the Honey Glaze.
  4. Throw the chopped garlic to the pan and cook over medium-high heat for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the water, lemon juice, Tamari, chopped parsley and honey to the pan and let it simmer.
  6. Whisk together the cornstarch and water mixture in a small bowl.
  7. Add the water-cornstarch mixture into the pan and whisk until it is combined. Let the Honey Glaze boil for 1-2 minutes as the glaze thickens.
  8. Add the salmon to the pan and add the Honey Glaze on top of the salmon. Then, sprinkle a bit more parsley over the top and pair with rice and steamed veggies

Notes

To lower the fat content you can use a leaner cut of salmon


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 4-ounce fillet with glaze
  • Calories: 293
  • Sugar: 9
  • Fat: 17
  • Carbohydrates: 11
  • Protein: 24

Keywords: Salmon, honey, honey glaze, healthy meal, dairy free, gluten free, quick dinner