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Shrimp salad packed with proteins and also delicious

Proteins are essential for growth and maintenance of our body. It is necessary to incorporate it into your diet to help your body repair cells and create new ones. Eating plenty of protein has a ton of benefits for weight loss, muscle gain and health.

Protein is known for its fat-reducing benefits. Eating adequate amounts of protein can reduce hunger and body fat. Consumption of fewer calories occurs because our appetite is satisfied quicker as opposed to gorging and taking in more calories. Seafood is a wonderful source of protein because it is low in fat.

Avocado and eggs may contain a bit more fat than seafood, but they are high-protein foods and are perfect to pair with exercise if trying to bulk up. Eggs are one of the least expensive forms of protein. One avocado offers 4 grams of protein, which is the highest from a fruit.

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Protein is known for its fat-reducing benefits. Eating adequate amounts of protein can reduce hunger and body fat. Seafood is a good source of protein because it is low in fat.

Consuming a good amount of proteins each day keeps our metabolism running, our energy up and blood sugar levels at bay. Proteins are used to develop, grow and maintain about every part of our body. Our skin, hair, digestive enzymes and immune system are continuously being broken down and must be replaced. Choosing foods with a good as well as right source of protein helps your body to stay healthy. Corn contains a high level of 16 grams of protein, hence why I put it in this Protein Packed Shrimp Salad.

Bacon is one of the many protein-packed ingredients in my recipe. Although it is not considered super healthy, it is a delicious protein to consume. Bacon makes us feel happy, satisfied and blissful. It reduces stress in our lives and effectively relieves the negative effects of frustration, self-deprivation and sense of lack in one’s existence; leave it in. Enjoy.

Protein Packed Shrimp Salad



2 heads romaine lettuce (or preference)

2 avocados

1. cups corn

5 boiled eggs (diced)

1 lb bacon (lean or turkey) (coarsely chopped)

. cup crumbled cheese (I used goat cheese) *Less calories and fat than cheeses made from cow’s milk


1. lb shrimp

2 tablespoons olive oil



1. Prep veggies for salad (set aside)

2. Boil and dice the eggs (set aside)

3. Cook bacon and coarsely chop (set aside)

4. Heat oil

5. Add in Shrimp and season

6. Sauté until turns pink

7. Assemble and enjoy!


Add grape/cherry tomatoes for those that love them

Cost: $3.62 per serving

Yields: 6 servings

About Author

Desiree Arnold is a featured columnist/reporter for the Del mar College Foghorn and is well-known for her "Penny Palate." She joined the staff in Fall 2015. You can reach Desiree at or Follow her on Twitter @DesireeArnold17.

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