This Grilled Stuffed Zucchini with Shrimp has Cauliflower rice mixed with vegetables and fresh lemon, which is stuffed into grilled zucchini and topped with shrimp. An easy, low carb, healthy and Paleo meal, that is under 200 calories!
Juicy, little bursts of sort of sweet and justalittlebit spicy goodness on a stick, grilled to perfectly, smoky perfection.
These are the things make my <3 beat.
The things that make my taste buds SING. The things that, well, you get it.
These little grilled shrimpies? I am all about them. If you didn’t pick that up already.
Considering that I am finally able to take off my eleventy billion layers of sweaters and crawl out from the warm, blanket fortress that I thought I was going to have to call “home” for all the evers that I have left on this earth, I figured it’s time to BREAK OUT DA GRILL.
Like really, this is the first recipe EVER that I grilled myself. Usually that is the hubs’s domain. But he was working.
And the craving for a light and healthy meal, JAM PACKED with flavah hit. I could have made fish tacos, and not ventured out into the land of scary, hot man-domain.
BUT. A girls gotta do what a girl’s gotta do yaknow?
Sidenote: Did scary, hot man-domain sound as awkward to you as it does to me?
Sidenote, the sequel: Do not attempt to spray cooking spray at your grill after you’ve already preheated it. THERE WILL BE FIRE.
I am lucky to still have my eyebrows.
It’s also the first time we ventured away from using cauliflower rice as a side dish. Usually when I’m pondering how to cook cauliflower rice into a recipe, it’s not as a stuffing. BUT THIS? IT WORKS.
These shrimp are tossed in the SIMPLEST OF SIMPLES marinade. Like, there’s THREE ingredients, kinda simple. Olive oil, Honey and Cayenne. <— You can’t have all that sweet without a LITTLE SPICE.
If you know anything about Food Faith Fitness, you’d know that I LUHVE my high protein recipes, so I debated just stopping here.
And then the post would be written something like this: This recipe is about 95% protein, which made my muscles happy, so I just stopped there. I know it’s just some random shrimp but you should eat them because they taste good. The end. Bye.
But, I didn’t think you would be down for such an incompl-EAT (see what I did there) recipe. So, I made you some stuffed zucchini boats.
Because they’re all low carb and light and healthy and stuff. And because they taste pretty darn AH-MAY-ZING with a smoky char and filled with brightandzesty lemon basil cauliflower rice.
With grilled asparagus and onions obvi.
Because, when you see actual sunshine, and not the liquid kind that Seattle is known for, you grill ALL THE THINGS.
Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop.
I leave you with one piece of advice from out Australian (or is it New Zealand?) friends:
Put a shrimp on the barbie!
I also shared the Grilled Stuffed Zucchini With Shrimp Recipe over on Food Fanatic, so be sure to check it out there!
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3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving
Want more cauliflower?
Stuffed Zucchini from around the web:
Pesto Zucchini Boats – Mari Jasmine
Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats – It’s Yummi