• Shrimp, mango & coconut pilaf
  • Shrimp, Mango & Coconut Pilaf

    Shrimp, Mango & Coconut Pilaf

    Easy and Delicious, This Shrimp, Mango, and Coconut Pilaf Will Fill You Up with Exotic Flavours

    Pilaf is surely one of the most consumed grains in the world. Some people are however scared to include this rice in their diet because of its carbohydrate content. Yet, there’s no need to worry. It’s mostly a question of eating the right quantity. A standard lunch or dinner should provide between 50 and 80 g of carbohydrates, depending on your physical activity level, sex, and height. Admittedly, a man can eat slightly larger portions of starches and proteins.

    As for vegetables, don’t shy away from filling your plate with them! Since they have few calories, they are ideal to increase the volume of your meal without seriously impacting the calorie total. You don’t need to memorize the numbers, but simply remember these key elements concerning serving sizes: a balanced meal should contain between 90 and 120 g of meat / poultry / fish— or about 1 cup of legumes or plant-based protein—, 125 ml (½ cup) of starches such as rice, pastas, or other cereals, and a mountain of vegetables.


    SIMPLY DELICIOUS: Like to cook recipes using shrimps like this shrimp, mango, and coconut pilaf? Why not try this delicious shrimp marinade?

    Preparation 5 min
    Cooking 20 min
    4 servings
    Piece of cake (easy)

Nutritional Information

Per serving

  • Calories
    486 Kcal
    Calories are units of energy. They represent a measurable quantity of energy brought by a food. Your energetic needs depend on your age, height, weight, gender and how active you are. The average need ranges around 2000 calories/day. A higher or inferior intake might affect your weight.
  • Lipids
    18 g
    28 % DV
    Lipids (fats) are essential to your body. They are an important source of energy. However, an excessive consumption is associated with weight gain and higher risks of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular problems. Unsaturated fats are preferable to saturated or trans fats.
  • Saturated fats
    6 g
    30 % DV
    Saturated fats, commonly known as “bad fats”, are mostly found in processed foods and in some products of animal origin. If consumed in excess, they can have adverse effects on cardiovascular health, including increases in LDL-cholesterol levels. Try to eat better lipids such as those found in fish, nuts, oilseeds, and oils!
  • Cholesterol
    142 mg
    47 % DV
    Your body mainly uses cholesterol to produce hormones. It is only found in foods of animal origin such as meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products. However, dietary cholesterol has little to no influence on your cholesterol level compared to saturated and trans fats.
  • Sodium
    660 mg
    28 % DV
    In small quantities, sodium is an essential nutrient for your body. However, you probably eat too much of it without even being aware, and this overconsumption can have adverse effects on your health. Indeed, excess sodium targets organs and can lead to hypertension.
  • Carbohydrates
    56 g
    19 % DV
    Carbohydrates are a good source of energy. They are your brain’s main source of fuel for all functions. The carbohydrate group is divided into simple and complex sugars, fibers, and starches. Carbohydrates are mostly found in fruits, dairy products, baked goods, pastries, sweets, cereals, and legumes. It is recommended to not eat high quantities of added sugars. Limit your intake to 50 g/day.
  • Fibers
    4 g
    16 % DV
    Fibers have many health benefits. They are divided into two types: soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fibers can reduce your cholesterol level and help regulate glycemia (blood sugar levels). As for insoluble fibers, they increase stool bulk and regulate bowel function. Since they slow down the digestion process, they promote satiety, which contributes to appetite and weight control. You should consume at least 30 g everyday.
  • Proteins
    28 g
    Protein has different roles in your body. They are essential to muscle, blood, and even skin development! In fact, protein build most of your bodily structures. They also provide all the amino acids your body needs to make neurotransmitters, new molecules, enzymes, and even certain hormones!
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