Spicy Shrimp Noodle Bowls

Hey! Happy Indian Food Wednesday! Who’s celebrating? 🙂

The Pilot had a long day yesterday, so when I called him asking if he wanted pizza or noodle bowls for dinner, I was expecting kind of “whatever” it. “Whatever you want to make.” Notsomuch—he definitely said yes to the noodle bowls.

And they were GOOD.

shrimp noodle bowl

The best part? They took less than 15 minutes to make.

I rinsed off some defrosted cooked shrimp and took the tails off


and while the brown rice noodles were boiling, I prepped the other ingredients.

veg (2)

+ lots of spicy almond butter sauce 😀

Sautéed the garlic, bell pepper and carrots with a little sea salt, pepper and cayenne.


(not too much- so they were still crispy)

and when the noodles were finished, added the shrimp, noodles, veg and sauce to the noodle pot and stirred to combine.



Pretty amazeballz 😉

I’m off to get ready for work- it’s gloomy today!


It’s going to be a noodle-y day… I’m scheduled to teach 2 stretch classes 🙂

See ya later this afternoon <3



Today’s workout jam: “Faint” Linkin Park – it’s one of the songs I used to play for spin classes, and is AWESOME for sprints 🙂

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  1. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups on August 3, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Looks yummy! I’ve been craving lots of spicy foods lately.

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2011 at 11:06 am

      me too 🙂

  2. Dani on August 3, 2011 at 11:01 am

    LOVE noodles bowls! Especially GF ones, looks awesome

  3. SmileCrave on August 3, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Looks amazing!! Love the gloomy weather pic 🙂

  4. Alicia F. on August 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

    yum! looks super delish! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  5. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat on August 3, 2011 at 11:07 am

    They look better than any restaurant stir fry – and really simple! Definitely making this tomorrow!

  6. katie on August 3, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Zumba was on the today show and really makes me want to try it! Do you have any fave dvds to do it at home?

  7. Laura (Cookies vs. Carrots) on August 3, 2011 at 11:14 am

    This looks great! Seems really similar to the Thai Red Curry Shrimp I made a few weeks ago. It was very quick and yummy!

  8. Holly @ The Runny Egg on August 3, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Um, I think I’m going to make this for dinner. It looks delicious!

  9. allison @ thesundayflog on August 3, 2011 at 11:21 am

    i made a thai dish using brown rice noodles the other day! how do you get them to not be so clumpy and sticky when you drain them? i love noodle bowls and this looks SO good. cant wait to try it!

  10. Faith @ For the Health of It on August 3, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Oh, I’m definitely making a shrimp-less one for myself – maybe for tomorrow’s lunch? 😀

    And thanks for the linkin park rec- I’ve been on a HUGE LP kick but I havent downloaded this one yet!

  11. roshni on August 3, 2011 at 11:25 am

    your blog makes my morning every morning.

  12. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather on August 3, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I would love to teach stretch classes a couple times a week because I know it would help me get all stretchy too.

  13. kara nicole on August 3, 2011 at 11:29 am

    the noodle bowl looks so good! I love using frozen, cooked shrimp!

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      me too- it makes life so much easier

  14. Leslie Wingate on August 3, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I’ve never had indian food. I’m aching to try it.

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      definitely give it a whirl 🙂

  15. Dominique @ The Good Life on August 3, 2011 at 11:40 am

    That looks delicious! I’ve been CRAVING shrimp like none other lately!

  16. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on August 3, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Noodle bowls are one of our favorite things to make! My bf requests them often! 😀

  17. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on August 3, 2011 at 11:44 am

    That bowl looks gooooorrrgeous and so tasty! I adore shrimp and Indian food so this sounds very appealing to me right now. Enjoy your noodle-y day… I could use a good stretch too!

  18. Chloe (In Fine Feather) on August 3, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I won’t be eating any Indian food but I will be seeing my Indian boyfriend today (hooray!) – does that count? 😉

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      haha YES

  19. AJ on August 3, 2011 at 11:46 am

    That noodle bowl looks amazing. I will NEED to try that. Thanks for the great idea!

  20. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance on August 3, 2011 at 11:48 am

    This looks delicious! What kind of noodles did you use?

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      brown rice noodles

      • sarah on August 3, 2011 at 12:18 pm

        Where does one procure these? TJ’s? Could you show us a pic of the package they come in? Pretty please 🙂

        • Fitnessista on August 3, 2011 at 3:35 pm

          yep trader joes! they’re right by the rest of the spaghetti in a spaghetti bag type thing.

  21. Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks on August 3, 2011 at 11:51 am

    perfection right there!! I have been meaning to try your almond butter sauce!

  22. Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats on August 3, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Yum! Noodle bowls are the best! 🙂

  23. Cat @Breakfast to Bed on August 3, 2011 at 11:58 am

    ahhh you’re probs gonna crave spicy food till the end of your pregnancy. I DID!! I actually used bread to sop up hot sauce on my plate.

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      i’ve totally done that! and made toast to cover with salsa 🙂

  24. ashleigh on August 3, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I think I need to try the noodle bowl! I make pasta a lot when I want an easy dinner but always use regular red sauce. I need to change it up!

  25. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) on August 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I loooooooove noodle bowls. So comforting and yummy, and brings me right back to dinners out with friends in high school at the neighborhood PF Chang’s where half our class worked as hostesses/busboys.

  26. Allison @ Food For Healing on August 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    yum! although i can’t handle too much spice
    we started off with a rainy gloomy early morning, its pretty sunny now though, but i am stuck inside at work.

  27. Krystina (Organically Me) on August 3, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Yum! I could go for a noodle bowl today. And some yoga noodling. 😀

  28. Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me on August 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    This looks delicious! I love noodles!

  29. Emily on August 3, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Yummm! I am currently on a soft food diet after getting my wisdom teeth out but Ive been eating brown rice pasta and this sauce would definitely get me through until I could have the whole dish with veggies 🙂 Thanks!

  30. alyssa - fashion fitness foodie on August 3, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I love when you can cook asian foods at home because they are so much better for you. yumm!

  31. Hillary on August 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Mmmm that’s one of my favorite dinners ever!

  32. RhodeyGirl on August 3, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    That looks absolutely delicious! I never think to make “noodle bowls” but now I am totally going to try it!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  33. Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine on August 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Looks so yummy–I never would’ve thought of “noodle bowls” on my own! Can’t wait to try it! 🙂

  34. Chelsa on August 3, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    The recipe looks great. I will have to try this soon 🙂

  35. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on August 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    your noodles look awesome and I love your last line: It’s gonna be a noodle-ey day 🙂 Cute! Good luck getting thru your classes and day!

    And those sugar snap peas from TJ’s? Girl. I eat TONS of those. I buy them by the bag load. I eat them daily! I even brought a bag of them with me on the airplane and a bag in my luggage while I am here in Colorado. That’s how much I love them 🙂

  36. Vanessa @ Swift as Shadows on August 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    YUM. Winner winner shrimpie dinner!

  37. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola on August 3, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Ohhh this looks delicious! Where have I been that I’ve never made a noodle bowl?! Haha is it bad that I think the sauce is the best part? But spicy almond butter basically sounds amazing!!

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm

      the sauce totally is the best part 🙂

  38. Sarah on August 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Hi Gina,
    LOVE your blog… I hop by a couple times a day and have really loved the recipes and getting to know you, Pilot, and bean :). When drooling over your yummy veggies this morning, an article I read once popped into my head. It was about the dangers of cooking with Teflon. That the PFOA chemical can cause reproductive issues and can be transferred to a fetus. I was curious if you had heard of this/researched it? I read some countries are trying to ban the chemical. Just curious of your thoughts… or anyone elses on the subject! And would love to be proven wrong here! I certainly don’t mean to alarm you! I just want to put the topic out there, not having too much knowledge on it.
    Here’s an article I came by just now when I googled the topic… http://www.eco-pregnancy.com/should-you-ban-your-teflon-pan/

  39. Meg | One Love Meg on August 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I am going to try this recipe tonight. Looks delicious and I am all about simple recipes. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  40. Madeline (Food Fitness & Family) on August 3, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I am so the opposite of you with pregnancy cravings – I crave fruit like no other! Spicy food gives me heartburn just thinking about it. Haha.

    Looks delicious though – and nothing beats Tucson during monsoon season!

  41. Liz @ Tip Top Shape on August 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    That noodle bowl looks great!!! I got all excited at the post title and the recipe did not disappoint.

  42. LauraJayne on August 3, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Yum! This looks so good! I definitely need to mix up my food repetoire and add this dish!

  43. Emilia @ Namaste Gurl on August 3, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Mmm, looks yummy. Anything with the word almond butter + spicy sounds heavenly 🙂
    Have a relaxed and lovely day!

  44. Karin on August 3, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Noodles bowls look fantastic! I will give it a try.
    A question to ponder. What do you think of calorie counting? Do you think it is good or bad?
    Especially for people who have 50lbs to lose (post pregnancy for me). Haven’t a very difficult time losing it.

    • Fitnessista on August 3, 2011 at 9:23 pm

      i think it can be a great tool if done correctly and doesn’t become to obsessive or extreme

  45. Ali @ urbanfruitbat on August 3, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    There is nothing like peanut sauce to make anything taste amazing, no?

  46. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on August 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Noodle bowls are my favourite fast dinner! I love making a sunflower seed butter sauce, but I’ve never used AB. I’ve got to give that a try!

  47. Natasha (OveLoves) on August 4, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Definitely going to give this a try! I had never tried almond butter before reading your blog and now I’m absolutely hooked. I eat it with everything (especially bananas – YUM!)


  48. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on August 4, 2011 at 9:25 am

    These look absolutely delicious- anything with “spicy” and “shrimp” in the title has me 🙂


  49. Becky @ Fit Chick on the Fly on August 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Made this last night…you’re right it was pretty amazeballz! <—- loving that word!
    I blogged about it, and the boyfriends stamp of approval.

    Your pics look waaay better, and I think I used more then a *touch of honey* in my sauce because it came out kinda sticky! Definitely gonna have to give it another try, but the flavor was amazing!

    Thanks 🙂 love your blog!

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