These Fresh Grilled Shrimp Meal Prep Bowls are about to become your go-to meal prep recipe for the week! With perfectly marinaded grilled shrimp, an easy to make black bean corn salad and a side of rice, this balanced meal really jazzes up lunches on the go.
Meal prep bowls never tasted better than here on Fit Foodie Finds! From cilantro lime chicken with cauliflower rice to kung pao quinoa bowls to turkey fajita meal prep bowls, we got your meal prep loving heart covered!
We Love Meal Prep!
When you have dietary restrictions or picky eaters in your house, it can be really tough to meal plan and meal prep — especially when you’re looking to save time. The great thing about meal prepping recipes like this grilled shrimp bowl recipe is that everything can be quickly and easily prepped, keeps well in meal-prep containers in the fridge for the week and then can be easily re-heated. Win win win. Plus, it’s easy to sub out a different grain or veggie side to accompany the grilled shrimp — you can truly make this recipe your own!
These meal prep bowls are also perfect to double or triple if you’re looking to feed the family for the week’s lunches. It can be kept in the fridge for 3-5 days, but we’re betting it won’t even last that long once you’ve had a bite of this delish grilled shrimp meal prep bowl.
Our Fave Shrimp Marinade!
The easy grilled shrimp marinade that we’re using for these meal prep bowls adds a ton of flavor to shrimp and makes delicious grilled shrimp totally approachable. All you have to do is add 6 ingredients to a bowl of shrimp and let them marinate. Plus, this marinade allows you to prepare your shrimp ahead of time or the day of! Ingredients include:
- Olive oil
- Lime juice
- Frank’s Hot Sauce
- Minced garlic
Seriously, that’s it! And your shrimp will marinate in as little as 30 minutes if you’re looking to whip this meal prep recipe up quickly, but can stay in the marinade as long as 24 hours if you’re prepping for it the night before.
How to Grill Shrimp
When it comes to grilling shrimp, we like to adhere to 3 simple must-dos! Making sure you have 1. fresh shrimp, 2. enough time for your shrimp to marinade, and 3. super short grill time will ensure you end up with perfectly cooked perfectly seasoned delicious shrimp.
Fresh Shrimp is the Best Shrimp! If you’re buying fresh shrimp from the meat counter, make sure to ask the butcher how old the shrimp is, and when you should use it by! If you’re working with frozen shrimp, make sure you use it as soon as it’s thawed.
Give your Shrimp Enough Time in the Flavor Bath! You want your shrimp to absorb the flavor and the oil of the shrimp marinade, so allow at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours for your shrimp to marinade.
Keep that Grill Time SHORT! Shrimp grills so incredibly fast compared to other grilled food like burgers, chicken, or even veggies. We like to put our shrimp on skewers so it’s easy to flip the shrimp in large numbers, but feel free to grill the shrimp free of skewers, too.
Grill your shrimp for 2 minutes on each side. You’ll know when the shrimp are starting to cook because it will turn pink! You’ll be able to see the pink color even through the marinade.
Easy Black Bean Corn Salad
The perfect pairing for this delicious grilled shrimp is this easy black bean corn salad! It’s a dip / relish / salad and we’re LOVING it in all these forms. This short list of delicious ingredients comes together quickly and easily:
- Black beans
- Cotija cheese
- Apple cider vinegar
And remember, if any other fresh veggies or protein are screaming your name, feel free to get creative with this salad and add what you have on hand! Bell pepper or any other bean would be delish in this!
Put it All Together
Now that you’ve got perfectly grilled shrimp, and your black bean corn salad, it’s time to add a grain and portion out your grilled shrimp bowls in meal prep containers. We used white rice for this recipe, but feel free to sub for cilantro lime brown rice, quinoa or cauliflower rice!
More Shrimp Recipes
- First, preheat the grill to 350ºF and prepare the grilled shrimp by following this recipe for grilled shrimp marinade.
- While shrimp are grilling, prepare the black bean corn salad by following the recipe here!
- Lastly, prepare one cup of white rice by following the directions on the package.
- Finally, evenly distribute shrimp, white rice, and black bean corn salad into four separate meal prep containers or bowls and store them in the refrigerator for a quick grab and go lunch all week long! After reheating, serve with a nice squeeze of fresh lemon juice and salt and pepper, to taste.
Tips & Notes
*you’ll have 2 extra servings of corn salad as this salad serves 6, and these meal prep bowls serve 4.
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1/4 recipe Calories: 362 Sugar: 5 Sodium: 785 Fat: 10 Carbohydrates: 54 Fiber: 6 Protein: 22
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