Garlic and chilli prawns

Prawns are a highly nutrient-dense source of protein and provide a super dose of vitamin B6, choline, calcium, copper, phosphorus and zinc to this recipe. The greens round out the nutrient profile with plenty of folate, vitamin A, vitamin K, iron, magnesium, manganese and potassium. This is a versatile meal that will particularly helpful if you are wanting to lose some fat while still getting all the nutrients you need with minimal hunger.


One 422 calorie serving of this recipe provides 65 g of protein, 15 g of fat and 7 g of net carbs.


The Cronometer screenshot below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  


Prawns, Cooked from Fresh250g
Garlic, Fresh2clove
Chili Powder1/4tsp
Parsley, Fresh10g
Spinach, Raw150g
Lemon Juice1/2
Lemon Peel1tsp
Olive Oil1tbsp


  • Saskia Lesser


  • Add olive oil to a frypan and heat the pan to a medium/high heat.
  • Add the prawns and cook until they start going pink.
  • Turn and add in the garlic, chilli and lemon zest, cook another two minutes until all pink.
  • Add the spinach and lemon juice and stir through the prawns so the spinach gets coated in all the lovely flavours.

Suitable for 

  • maximum nutrient density
  • fat loss
  • blood sugar & fat loss
  • low carb & diabetes
  • bodybuilders
  • maintenance


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ketogenic 26%