Weekday Paella

Sometimes, lean protein + veggies gets a little boring after the third night in a row. Toss that chicken breast aside! We've found a recipe to spice up your weekday dinner while still getting your much needed daily protein! Made with simple ingredients, (with items you probably already have in your kitchen) this paella is versatile and super tasty! 

Curated by the Tone It Up Fitness Trainers, Karena and Katrina, here's a Shrimp Paella that'll have you serving yourself seconds. Check out the recipe below & hashtag #weekdaypaella so we can see your creations!



4 servings


  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • pinch salt
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed


STEP 1: In a large pan over medium-low heat, add olive oil, paprika, minced garlic, diced shallots, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt. Sauté for 1 minute. 

STEP 2: Add vegetable broth and tomato paste. Stir to combine. 

STEP 3: Add quinoa and raise temperature to medium-high until broth mixture begins to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 10-12 minutes. 

STEP 4: Add shrimp, sundried tomatoes, and peas. Cover and cook on low for another 5 minutes. 

STEP 5: Remove from heat and leave covered for another 10 minutes before serving. 


This is a huge crowd pleaser and perfect for dinner parties and get-togethers. You can swap out the shrimp for other protein faves like chicken, scallops, salmon, and clams!

NUTRITIONAL FACTS: high in iron!

30g protein | 20g carbs | 4g fat | 5g fiber | 246 cal/serving