Better Choices, Better Results

I’ve been looking for quick-to-prepare meals for a cooking demo that I’m doing for our Support Group this coming Tuesday night (6:00pm in the Georgetown Community Hospital Solarium if you can make it!).

Initially, I was going to try some shrimp tacos, but then I found this recipe on  Gina’s Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad sounded fantastic, healthy and loaded with protein, so I changed my mind about the tacos.

Since I always test meals out on my friends and family before I demo them for patients, I knew I’d have to make this up this week.  I was looking forward to it AND I had guinea pigs to try it out on!  Lisa and Mickey (my garden partner) are all about eating healthfully.  I had my audience.

Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 7/8 cup
Calories: 210.4 • Fat: 9.2 g • Protein: 25.1 g • Carb: 7.8 g • Fiber: 3.6 g • Sugar: 0.6
Sodium without salt: 260.8 mg

  • 1 lb jumbo cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 hass avocado, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced fine
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 limes, juice of
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste

I followed this easy recipe, and my results looked just like Gina’s!  If you don’t like shrimp, you could make this with imitation crab meat or even chicken.  I like shrimp and was thrilled with the results.  Mickey and Lisa were, too!

Chopp your onions first.

Then add your lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to the onions. Let this mellow for about 5 minutes.


Pull the tails off the shrimp and cut them into smaller chunks. Place them in a large bowl.


Add your chopped tomato...


...then your avocado. Chop your cilantro and add it next.


Pour the onion mixture over the shrimp & avocado mixture; gently toss. It's soooooo good!

 We finished off the meal with a fruit salad made with canned pineapple, mandarin oranges, strawberries, kiwi, banana, honey and lime juice.

Isn't this a beautiful bowl of goodness?






Comments on: "The Quick and the De…licious!" (1)

  1. Crystal said:

    Sounds and looks yummy! Can’t wait to try it.

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