Yesterday we showed you how to make a delicious appetizer that’s only 150 calories. And if you’re back for the second installment of our Valentine’s Day Treat meal that’s only a measly 500 calories in total, then be prepared for the amazing main dish that’s only 300 calories. You heard us right. 300. Calories. In. Total.

Don’t jump for joy just yet, you’ve got to make it before you can eat it. So let’s get started with the most delicious dinner that you’ll ever have without ever feeling any regret – sweet and spicy shrimp with rice noodles. And who said that Valentine’s Day treat meals had to be expensive?

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp with Rice Noodles (300 Calories)

A Valentine's Day Treat - 3 Course Meal Under 500 Calories (Main)

A Valentine's Day Treat - 3 Course Meal Under 500 Calories (Main)Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon red chilli sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 12 ounces peeled and deveined medium shrimp
  • 200 grams uncooked flat rice noodles (pad thai noodles)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped unsalted cashews
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ginger paste
  • 1 green jalapeño, halved
  • 1 Green Pepper diced
  • 1 Red Pepper diced
  • 1 Orange Pepper diced
  • 3/4 cup matchstick-cut carrot
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl.
    Stir everything well with a whisk. Add shrimp to vinegar mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Cook the rice noodle according to the instructions given on the pack.
    The time may vary depending on the brand). Once cooked, rinse with cold water and drain. Repeat the rinsing and draining one more time and set aside.
  3. Stir fry some of the ingredients.
    Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add cashews, garlic, ginger, and chile to pan; stir-fry 1 minute or until garlic begins to brown. Remove mixture from pan and set aside.
  4. Cook the rest of the ingredients.
    Increase heat to high. Add peppers, carrot, and salt to pan; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add shrimp mixture (do not drain); stir-fry for 2 minutes. Stir in noodles and cook for 1 minute, tossing to coat. Return cashew mixture to pan and cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated, tossing frequently.

Who’s ready for dessert?!

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