Simple shrimp salad (gf)

I don’t know about where you are but New York temperature is off the chart! Hot and humid! Perfect dish for this kind of weather is a tasty salad ūüôā Today, I made shrimp salad to keep me cool and happy! Unlike other shrimp salad, this salad is very clean, low in fat and ready to eat in 5 minutes!

IMG_6303Ingredients: 

Cooked shrimp

Organic mixed greens

1-2 organic whole okra 

Balsamic vinaigrette

Directions:

  1. slice the okra into small pieces
  2. Mix okra with mixed greens and balsamic
  3. Place shrimp on top

Shrimp is low in fat and low calories protein. Yes, everyone! Its beach body friendly! Shrimp is an excellent source of selenium , vitamin D, B12, omega 3 fatty acids, and contains anti-inflammatory qualities. It is a great food for weight loss, anti-aging, age-related macular degeneration, cardiovascular disease, bone health, brain health, anti-cancer activity and it can decrease menstrual pain! Wanna learn more about health benefits of shrimp? Click here.

If you never had or heard of okra before, okra is a nutritious vegetable of North East African origin. It is also known as “lady’s¬†finger” or “bamia”. Okra is rich in dietary fiber, mineral, vitamins and low in calories! It contains a great¬†amount of vitamin A, folates, vitamin C and vitamin K! And as well as a good source of minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese, and magnesium.

Note: Crustacean shellfish is a common allergy in the US. this includes shrimp.

Warning: like many other forms of seafood, shrimp do contain a trace of mercury. as long as you balance your diet with controlled amount of shrimp, you can avoid the dangers of mercury poison! Shrimp have moderately high level of purines, which is fine for most people, but if you suffer from gout, too much shrimp may exacerbate that problem.