Grilled Garlic Shrimp + Pineapple Street Tacos

I am one to celebrate Taco Tuesday whenever I can-- whether it be with home-made recipes or at the local taco place with family and friends! Taco tuesday is an opportunity to try all the different taco combinations. So for this month's Recipe Redux theme, "Show us your healthy, creative take on the taco" I was ready to make something different (for me) since I usually go for the chicken or carne asada basic taco. The recipe I decided to share is inspired from the time I spent eating in Hawaii -- garlic shrimp plate trucks on the North Shore and the juicy pineapple from Dole Plantation!

Therefore, this inspiration lead me to make these delicious and simple Garlic Shrimp +Pineapple Street Tacos!

Grilled Garlic Shrimp + Pineapple Street Tacos

Makes 12 tacos

Ingredients:

  • 12 flour street taco tortillas
  • 24 shrimp, tail off and peeled, (I used frozen shrimp and thawed properly)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 heaping tablespoons garlic, minced
  • garlic salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups jasmine rice, cooked
  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple, diced
  • 1 handful of cilantro leaves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using a bread pan, place street taco tortillas in a row, folding sides up against each other- to form a taco shell. Bake for 15 minutes or until tortillas are firm.
  2. While tortillas bake, cook shrimp. In a large pan, cook shrimp in olive oil and garlic. Season with garlic salt and pepper. Saute for about 8-10 minutes, or until shrimp are fully cooked. 
  3. To assemble tacos: with baked tortilla shells add jasmine rice, pineapple, garlic shrimp and cilantro. Repeat for all tacos and enjoy Taco Tuesday!

Note: Grill the pineapple for more flavor! 

Nutrition Facts per taco: 159 calories, 27 g CHO, 2 g FAT, 8 g PRO, 1 g Fiber, 5 g Sugar

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Kelly Sloan

Hi, I'm Kelly! I am a Cali girl who loves food, nutrition, hiking, and writing. I recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I grew up with an active lifestyle and eating healthy, however, I do have a major sweet tooth! I do believe that everything in moderation is good for a healthy lifestyle! I love to bake and create new recipes and I love to share food. I love to stay active and healthy with continuous fitness and nutritious foods throughout the week and I hope to share my recipes, food photography and travel experiences with you on my blog! #RD2Be

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I am all for the typical strawberry banana smoothie but to make this smoothie even more bright and festive, I add some frozen raspberries for a more tart flavor and vibrant smoothie color. A perfect combination and a great start to my day.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup strawberries, frozen
  • 1/4 cup raspberries, frozen
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup non-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1-ounce walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blend

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This granola is gluten-free and simple to make. This is also a great DIY Valentine's Day gift/recipe to share with your loved ones. <3

GF Valentine's Day Granola

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour (I used almond meal in the pictured recipe and it still tastes great!)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup Valentine's Day M&Ms
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Line a baking pan with parchment and spread mixture evenly into one layer and bake for about 20 minutes or until mixture starts to brown (I stirred the mixture with a wooden spoon twice while it baked, to evenly bake throughout).
  4. Let cool for completely and enjoy or gift to your loved ones!
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