After the end of a long day of school and work and all of those activities in-between, I love the time to stop all of the busyness and have a delicious dinner with my family.
It isn’t always easy to make intricate meals though with exhaustion and time constraints where I like to serve the freshest and most healthiest food with quick shortcuts. One of our favorite quick and healthy meals is sautéed shrimp with whole wheat pasta and veggies. This quick the veggie part got even easier when I used the Kale & Red Chard gourmet vegetable salad kit from Eat Smart.
Essentially, this involved boiling the pasta water as I made a simple, yet flavorful sauté of olive oil, garlic, lemon, salt and pepper and the Kale & Red Chard gourmet vegetable salad kit and its stir fry sauce. This also included an incredible way for the kids to get a burst of veggies in the meal as the kit contained a delicious and unique combination of vegetables including broccoli florets, red chard, kale, snow peas and carrots.
In addition to this kit, the New Eat Smart Gourmet Salad and Stir Fry Kits also include other delicious varities like Sesame Bok Choy, Wild Greens & Quinoa, Roasted Yam Salad, Beets & Greens and more – all of which are packed with five to seven delicious and beneficial superfoods.
After the meal was done, we all loved how fresh, flavorful, and simply delicious the vegetables were as they enhanced the shrimp and pasta. Not only that but this is a super convenient and easy way to get a huge dose of veggies as well as a fun way to create new recipes using their sophisticated combinations of ingredients.
Shrimp Whole Wheat Stir Fry with Kale & Red Chard
1 box of pasta of your choice (I usually use a whole-grain one)
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pound of shrimp, cleaned
1 bag of Kale & Red Chard from Eat Smart
drizzle of olive oil
salt and pepper
parmesan cheese, optional
Cook pasta as directed on the box. While the pasta is cooking, start preparing the vegetable and shrimp medley. Drizzle some olive oil on a pan, along with 1 fresh lemon and the garlic. Add in the kale and red chard kit. Let cook for 10 minutes and then add in the shrimp. Cover and let cook for another 10 minutes, stirring the combination periodically. When the pasta is done, mix in the veggie shrimp mixture and add parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and serve!
For more information including a grocery store locator and quick and healthy recipe ideas, visit www.EatSmart.net.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.