High Protein and packed with vitamins and minerals, this recipe is a must for summer!
1 Macintosh Apple (or apple of your choice) cut cubed small
1 Can of Tuna Fish in Water OR 1 handful of cocktail sized shrimp cooked
1 Tablespoon of Light Mayonnaise
1 Cup of Alfalfa Sprouts
1/4 Cup Red Onion Diced or Minced
1 Cup of Iceberg lettuce or mixed leaves of your choosing
1 small handful of chopped walnuts
1/4 Avocado sliced
Add Pink Salt & Pepper to taste if needed
This recipe is crunchy and deliciously satisfying while adding value to your diet.
Apples: Apples are rich in fiber, antioxidants, and flavonoids. They have been shown to help prevent cancer, boost your immune system, control your weight, help prevent hemorrhoids, detoxify your liver, and even help prevent cataracts!
Tuna Fish: Tuna contains Omega-3 fatty acids as well as a high amount of protein which is the building block of new cells. Tuna gives you selenium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium, B12, and niacin, B6 and riboflavin.
Shrimp: Shrimp are pure protein and zero carbs. They contain calcium, sodium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, and potassium. As for vitamins they have vitamin E, vitamin A, and B6 and B12, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin.
Light Mayonnaise: At only 36 calories per tablespoon and 0.5 g of saturated fat it won’t break the bank if you are dieting. If you are not dieting or doing the Keto diet where full fat is just fine, go ahead and use regular mayonnaise if you like.
Alfalfa Sprouts: can help maintain healthy skin, keep your iron levels up, help with wound healing and immunity, and contain Vitamin K for strong bones. Additionally, sprouts can help support weight loss and digestion as they have a high fiber content and give you a full feeling for almost no calories.
Red Onion: Helps to lower your odds of cardiovascular disease and cancer, help to fight infections, reduce blood pressure, help break up blood clots, improve lung function, and detoxify the body.
Iceberg Lettuce: While not the most nutrition-packed of the lettuces, its cold, water filled and crunchy and great for this salad, especially on a hot day. It does provide calcium, potassium, vitamin C, and folate.
Walnuts: Walnuts contain good fats, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. They are also a great way to get your Omega-3’s. They contain ALA which can help with weight loss or maintenance.
Avocado: Avocado helps with the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, K, and E) from other foods in your diet while containing fats that are positive for your health.
Pink Salt: contains 84 trace minerals. Salt is vital for healthy function of nerves and digestion, as well as the absorption of nutrients and elimination.
Black Pepper: When added to food helps to absorb and improve the bioavailability of vitamins and minerals.
So! If you are in the mood for a new kind of tuna or shrimp salad recipe, try it out and let us know what you think!
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