Grilled Cilantro Shrimp Tacos and a Clean Eating Giveaway!

***Contest has now ended****Clean Eating for Busy Families by Michelle Dudash
When I met Michelle Dudash a few months ago, not only was she the cutest little mama I ever did see, but her passion for food was instantly apparent.  She has a way of taking the seemingly overwhelming chore of getting healthy meals on the table that everyone in the family will actually eat, and turning it into a quick and simple task that anyone can master.

Her new cookbook “Clean Eating for Busy Families” is packed with simple whole-food recipes, along with the tips, grocery lists and tools to get started.

This isn’t a gluten-free cookbook, but most of the recipes can be modified with just a quick substitution or two.  One of my favorite recipes is included here.  I thought Grilled Cilantro Shrimp Tacos would be the perfect clean eating dish for summer.  Yum!

Make sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom to win a copy of “Clean Eating for Busy Families” so your family can eat clean too!

Grilled Cilantro ShrimpTacos

Grilled Cilantro Shrimp Tacos

If you don’t feel like using the grill, cook the shrimp and marinade in a loosely covered skillet over medium heat, reducing heat as needed. You’ll know a mango is ripe when it yields slightly to a gentle squeeze.
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 4


  • For shrimp:
  • 1 pound 455 g peeled and deveined large shrimp (21/25 count), tails removed
  • ¼ cup 4 g chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons 28 ml lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon 15 ml expeller-pressed grapeseed or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons 6 g minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 long grill skewers if using wooden skewers, presoak in water 10 minutes
  • For salsa:
  • 1 mango diced (about 1 cup, or 175 g)
  • ¾ cup 113 g chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons 2 g chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons 13 g thinly sliced scallions
  • 2 teaspoons 10 ml lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon minced jalapeno add more to make it spicier
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/ 8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 corn or small whole-grain flour tortillas make sure to use gluten-free corn tortillas if you are gluten-free
  • Extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling


  • To make the shrimp: Preheat grill on medium-high heat (400°F, 200°C, or gas mark 6). In a medium bowl, mix shrimp with cilantro, lime juice, oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stand 2 skewers up on the counter, ½ inch (1.3 cm) apart with sharp sides pointing up, and thread on the shrimp, pushing them all the way down to 1 inch (2.5 cm) from base of skewers.
  • Repeat until all the shrimp are skewered, being careful to leave small spaces between each. Place shrimp skewers on a sheet pan, cover with plastic wrap, and chill to marinate at least 15 minutes, or up to 4 hours.
  • To make the salsa: Stir together mango, bell pepper, cilantro, scallions, lime juice, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Oil the grill and place shrimp on the grate. Close the lid and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until shrimp are opaque almost halfway through. Turn skewers over to cook the shrimp through, another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove shrimp from skewers. Heat tortillas on the grill or in a microwave until hot, about 30 seconds.
  • Fill tortillas with shrimp and salsa and drizzle with oil.


To enter to win a copy of “Clean Eating for Busy Families,” simply leave a comment with your biggest obstacle to getting healthy food on the table for your busy family.  I’ll choose a winner randomly at midnight on June 4th.  Good luck!

***Contest has now ended****

You can also find this book at your local book store or on Amazon.

  • Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen May 30, 2013 at 9:04 am

    biggest challenge is food shopping. I need to start planning more and get everything I need for clean eating all week

  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance May 30, 2013 at 9:06 am

    My biggest obstacle is not having a large amount of time between getting home from work and getting dinner on the table. I need meals that don’t need a ton of prep work and cook time. 🙂

  • Dawn May 30, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I have a picky teenager and limited dinner prep time. But we are committed to healthy eating, so this cookbook would be a great addition to my kitchen.

  • Nicole May 30, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Biggest challenge is feeling just plain lazy! Or having a craving for something other than what I’ve planned for dinner.

  • Katherine May 30, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Shopping and planning ahead. Now we have a CSA box coming every Thursday, which helps, but it’s still a challenge to shop for CSA accompaniments.

  • Michelle May 30, 2013 at 9:22 am

    My biggest challenge is my completely random schedule as I’m still in school so I’m usually thinking about dinner at 8 o’ clock at night.

  • Courtney R May 30, 2013 at 10:05 am

    My biggest challenge is my work schedule. I am also an RD and I work both on a college campus (day job) and private practice (night job). It’s tough getting home late when you have a 2 year old. My struggle is I need his meals ready in advance because often eating when I get home is just too late for him.

  • Missy May 30, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Planning/finding healthy recipes usually is my down fall.

  • Laura McDaniel May 30, 2013 at 11:29 am

    My biggest obstacles are time, planning, and no Whole Foods in my area :(!

  • May 30, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Wow, this is what every busy mom needs, including me!
    thanks for sharing inspired rd!

  • Melissa May 30, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I have a hard time finding quick and delicious recipes that my toddler, my teenager, my husband and I all like. This book looks like it would solve my problem!

  • Whitney S. May 30, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    My biggest challenge right now is morning sickness and food aversions!

  • Heather May 30, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Living out in the boonies!

  • Rachel May 30, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    My biggest obstacle for eating clean for my family is TIME MANAGEMENT, BUDGET, and KID FRIENDLY 😉

  • Kaylin May 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Biggest challenge for me is getting everyone to agree on certain ingredients or ingredient swaps for healthier eating as well as getting them to try new things because they can be a little skeptical!

  • Robin May 30, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    My biggest challenge is time. I am in school (to become a RD), working and have a husband and two young daughters to feed who are not willing to wait for meal prep when they are hungry!

    • inspiredrd June 3, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      Congratulations Robin, you won!

  • Shaun May 31, 2013 at 2:52 am

    Hmmm….working full-time, picky eaters who don’t care for the things the other likes, dance/soccer until 7!!! Where do I begin!

  • Rebecca May 31, 2013 at 6:53 am

    My biggest challenge is affording to eat the way I want. We are on a tight budget, and I can’t believe how cheap bad food is. And how expensive good real food is.

    Luckily it is almost summer, so there is fresh good food readily available and reasonably priced. Especially if we eat it from our own garden…but then if Mama has spent the day busting her hump in the heat in the garden, the last thing I want to do is fire up the oven and make dinner!

  • Katie May 31, 2013 at 6:56 am

    My biggest obstacle is finding creative new ideas to mix it up. I have great recipes I make and love, but I keep doing the same ones over and over again!

  • Andrea Katolin May 31, 2013 at 7:16 am

    My biggest struggle is getting my kids to eat their dinner without complaint!

  • Carol Hanshew May 31, 2013 at 8:21 am

    My biggest obstacle to getting healthy food on the table is money. We are a one income family and buying healthy foods is expensive! I find the best deals that I can and I always make healthy food a top priority in our house (no chips, sodas, etc) but I would love to figure out more ways to eat healthy and save money at the same time. Having a garden this summer will definitely help!

  • Alisa May 31, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I don’t have kids, but I usually make whatever I’m eating on Sunday, and eat for a few days (If I’m sick of what I’ve made, it goes in the freezer, and something else comes out). It’s the only way I can eat healthfully – I don’t want to cook when I’ve worked 9 hours and gone to the gym. I suspect I’ll be the same way if and when I’m a mom.

    As a side note, my own mom must be super woman. She made a meal (some more complicated than others) basically every night when I was growing up. While working more than full time and volunteering. I really don’t know how she did it all those years!

  • Laurie May 31, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    My biggest obstacle is organization. I always seem to be missing one key ingredient to my planned meal. Then I am forced to eat frozen, instead of fresh

  • Amanda June 3, 2013 at 6:41 am

    I feel like time is my biggest obstacle to eating fresh. We don’t get home until 6 and the kids typically need to be in bed by 7:30, so time to cook, eat, and bathe them just isn’t there.

  • Nina Wassel June 3, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    My biggest problem is choices. There are so many decisions to make when making meals and trying to always keep it clean eating. I am one who needs recipes to help me make those decisions.

  • Rachel Lake June 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    My biggest challenge is coming up with affordable recipes that are quick and easy to prepare.

  • ash June 3, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    My biggest obstacle is menu planning!!!! I am awful at it! We try to eat healthy, but as you know the unhealthy stuff is always so convenient!!! xo

  • Anne June 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    My biggest challenge is burnout. Today I’ve been preparing and cleaning up meals and snacks (not constantly, but…) for the last 8 hours! I’m SO DONE with the kitchen after that long, so my strategy is to prep — yes, right now, at 3 pm. Still sucks.

  • Samantha June 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    My biggest challenge has been establishing a rotation of healthy and easy meals our entire family will enjoy. Thanks for this giveaway; this book is on my wishlist. 🙂

  • April Ockerman June 3, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Time has definitely been my biggest obstacle other than budget and lack of creativity. I am not the best at coming up with my own recipes or combo of flavors. Little by little I am changing the way my family eats!!

  • Pam Gordon June 3, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I am not a great cook, so I need easy, healthy recipes for my family.

  • Christina June 3, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Biggest challenge is choosing what to make and coming up with fresh ideas.

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