Pineapple Shrimp Lettuce Wraps and Carrot & Zucchini Bread Oatmeal Recipe

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I picked up the new Meals for Four Under $15 Recipe Booklet which is part of the Health Starts Here Program when I did my monthly Whole Foods shopping in Virginia Beach.

The Meals for Four Under $15 Recipe Booklet is only found in-store, and I would highly recommend picking it up.  There are great recipes for every day of the week already priced to be under $15.  I already had some of the ingredients on-hand from matching sales with coupons, so I was able to make these healthy and delicious recipes for even less!!

Last week I made 2 recipes from the booklet:  Pineapple Shrimp Lettuce Wraps and Carrot & Zucchini Bread Oatmeal.  I’m also looking forward to trying a Quinoa recipe that I found on the end-cap along with the Meals for Four Under $15 Recipe Booklet.

Pineapple Shrimp Lettuce Wraps


  • 1 bag Whole Foods Market China Cuisine Shrimp Vegetable Stir-Fry
  • 1 bag 365 Everyday Frozen Brown Rice
  • 1 Tbsp grated Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp grated garlic
  • 2 Tbsp 365 Everyday Value Low- Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 can 365 Everyday Value Pineapple Chunks
  • 2 Tbsp scallions, chopped or substitute with Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce or Bib lettuce
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts, crushed


Defrost frozen shrimp and Asian vegetables, as well as frozen brown rice, according to package directions.  Grate ginger and garlic and whisk together with soy sauce, vinegar, pineapple juice from can, and scallions.  In a pan, add pineapple chunks and 2 Tbsp of sauce; cook until slightly brown.  Add the defrosted brown rice, shrimp and veggies.  Pour 1/2 of the remaining sauce into the pan and toss to combine. Tear lettuce into individual leaves and fill with the rice, shrimp and veggie mixture.  Top with crushed peanuts and extra sauce.  Roll and enjoy.  Serves 4.

Hubby and the kids decided we needed more shrimp in the recipe next time.  We all liked that the pineapple gave the dish a nice sweet flavor.

*Unfortunately, my pictures turned out grainy.  I’m not sure what happened with my camera that night.

Carrot & Zucchini Bread Oatmeal

Carrot & Zucchini Bread Oatmeal


  • 1 cup 365 Everyday Value Steel-Cut Oats
  • 3 cups 365 Everyday Value unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 small carrots, grated
  • 1/2 small zucchini, grated
  • 4 Tbsp Raisins
  • 2 pinches of Nutmeg
  • 2 pinches of Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup toasted Walnuts
  • Touch of Honey, to taste
  • Banana Slices


Combine steel-cut oats, almond milk, carrots,zucchini, raisins, nutmeg, cinnamon, walnuts and honey in a medium-size pot; simmer until liquid is adsorbed and oats are fully cooked about 20-25 minutes.  Tops with banana slices.  Serves 4.

When I went to make the oatmeal, I realized I had run out of my Whole Foods Steel-cut Oats so I substituted Irish Oats.  The vanilla flavor from the almond milk gave the dish a nice flavor that was different from other oatmeal’s I’d made.  Sneaking in the carrots and zucchini was also a huge plus since the kiddos had no clue they were getting veggies :)


Make sure to take a look at the other fabulous Whole Foods Market recipes I’ve made – Vegetable Penne with Sausage and Balsamic Vinegar Recipe & Mole Chili.

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Whole Foods Market is offering (2) $25 Whole Foods Gift Cards to help you eat healthy!

The winners will be selected at random.  The winners will be contacted via email after the close of the giveaway. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be selected. Entry for this giveaway will close on April 30th at 8pm EST.

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Disclosure:  I received a Whole Foods Gift Card to purchase ingredients for the recipes above.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from others.

All recipes are from Whole Foods Market Meals for Four Under $15 Recipe Booklet.


  1. Tricia says

    I like simple and super quick healthy snacks like baby carrots and nuts especially almonds.

  2. Nicole Larsen says

    I’m a fruit junkie–my faves are strawberries, pineapple, and apples–they are my go to snacks!

  3. Jenifer says

    Fruit makes the best snack! Never been to Whole Foods, would love to get a gift card to try something new!

  4. kbbkbb0 says

    Love almonds for healthy snacking, and also like to eat an apple after cutting it into wedges with an apple cutter.

  5. Julie says

    Pickles are one of my faves! I follow COUPON CHALLENGE everywhere I can. Never been to Whole Foods & would love to try! Thanks Dana for everything :)

  6. lisa says

    Fav go-to snack…I was going to say craisins, but now you have me thinking about zucchini bread!

  7. Jaried says

    I usually slice up firm fruits & veggies (carrots, cucumbers) really thin and eat them like chips.

  8. Joy says

    My favorite go-to snack is date & nut balls! My daughter’s favorite is veggie “chicken” nuggets.

  9. Hana says

    Ooh! This would be a great gift to us. :)
    One of my top carry around snacks are bars like LUNA bars, esp.
    Peanut Butter Cookie, Iced Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Raspberry (before they sadly took it away along with the my very very fave: Dulce de Leche), Toasted Nutz ‘n Cranberry, Vanilla Almond, and some Caramel Nut Brownie. :)

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    After 1 1/2 years on Weight Watchers, I’ve found that a few cashews and
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