I don’t know `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 🙂 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!
Organic mixed greens
1-2 organic whole okra
- Slice the okra into small pieces
- Mix okra with mixed greens and balsamic
- 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 the controlled amount of shrimp, you can avoid the dangers of mercury poison! Shrimp have a moderately high level of purines, which is fine for most people, but if you suffer from gout, too much shrimp may exacerbate that problem.