Skinny Shrimp and Kiwi Salad

Maybe it was the tease of warm weather this week, but I’m still on my fresh summerlike fruit addiction to add a pop of sweetness to my main entrees.  For this gigantic salad, the salty taste of fresh shrimp paired with the sweet kick of a kiwi fruit really created a taste masterpiece.  Kiwi fruit is packed solid with Vitamin C, plus the bright green flesh with those tiny black seeds adds such a tropical flair to the salad.

Top it with a homemade spicy mustard dressing, and I think I covered every single taste sensation — salty, spicy and sweet — without any use of processed food, sugar, added salt, chemicals or marinades.

The shrimp is my Main Protein.  Since I didn’t add any avocado, nuts or cheese to this particular salad, I included a dash of olive oil to the homemade dressing for my serving of Healthy Fat and of course to saute the shrimp.

Remember, healthy fat is NEEDED to process nutrients and to keep you full.   Just pick your one fat serving and be done with it.  Or, combine small amounts of healthy fat together for about one serving of it.  But sorry, no respectable God-fearing Easy Skinny Life salad will ever include restaurant-size portions of nuts (especially the candied ones), hordes of cheese, AND fatty salad dressing.

You all know me better than that!


Skinny Shrimp and Kiwi Salad Recipe

Salad Ingredients:

  • 7 Medium-Large Shrimp (One Serving)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 forkful of Minced Garlic from Jar
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Large Plateful of Spring Mix Lettuce, with both green and red leaves
  • 1/4 Sweet Onion, sliced
  • 1/2 Cucumber, sliced
  • 1 Kiwi, sliced

Stone Ground Mustard, Garlic and Vinegar Salad Dressing Ingredients Whisked Together:

  • 2  tablespoons of pure Stone Ground Mustard (Or any spicy mustard, provided the ingredients contain no sugar or yellow coloring.  Check the label for pureness and for the anti-inflammatory herb turmeric!)
  • 2 large forkloads of Minced Garlic from jar
  • 1/4 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Easy and Fast Directions:

  • Saute shrimp on the stoptop at medium-high with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 forkful of minced garlic and pepper.
  • Compile the remaining salad ingredients on a very large plate.
  • Whisk together salad dressing ingredients in a tiny bowl.
  • Top salad with shrimp and dressing!

Nutritional Information:  310 Calories.  For real?  Yes!

Note:  Where is my whole grain or starchy Main Carb?  Well, in the balanced life of obsessive me, I had plenty of whole grains in my big breakfast and bigger than normal lunch, so I am skipping it for dinner.   Two out of my three meals almost always have one serving of whole grain rice, pasta, tortilla, beans, or potatoes, so I’m covered today.

Add one serving of rinsed off organic beans on top of the salad or a pure whole grain roll on the side for a complete meal if you had protein-only breakfast or lunch today!  Remember to read the labels to learn ONE serving size, too.

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