To all of my readers addicted to fast “can opener sandwiches” to tote along for lunch, it’s time to cheat on that same old tunafish sandwich. Break out of your rut by preparing this fast and easy Skinny Shrimp Salad to pack for your lunch instead. Hey, you even get to use that can opener if you don’t want to substitute fresh minced shrimp. Consider canned varieties an emergency back-up, so you never have an excuse to skip some quality protein in a sandwich, salad or soup. Just make certain to quickly drain it and rinse it off to eliminate unnecessary salt. Head to Trader Joe’s or another specialty health store and purchase canned Wild Pink Shrimp, which are very tiny shrimp perfect for a sandwich. The entire can is 80 calories with 16 grams of quality protein. Add plain yogurt for a nutritional binder, plus the dill or other herbs for a pop of extra flavor and antioxidants.
Easy Skinny Shrimp Salad Sandwich Recipe:
- 1 can of Wild Pink Shrimp
- 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
- 1 minced celery stalk
- 2 tbsp dried or fresh Dill
- 2 slices of 100% whole grain bread with as few added ingredients as possible. Read the label!
Mix shrimp, celery, yogurt and dill, then pile high on one slice of bread. Add the second slice to top to pack easily, but guess what? This meal is large and filing enough to remove the top slice if you choose and eat this monster mouthful of a lunch open faced. Make certain to pair it with some fruit or sliced vegetables as a side.
I consider specialty and high quality canned shrimp, salmon or tunafish Guerrilla Tactics to an Easy Skinny Life. No, it’s not foodie approved fresh, but yes, it’s healthy and super fast to keep you on track and away from fast food joins for lunch!
Have a great Monday, everyone.