Shrimp Salad with Peanut Dressing

Saturday, July 27, 2013

I had lots going on this past week which is why I wasn't able to post until now. I have been studying for quite some time for my Broker/Salesperson real estate exam here in Nevada and it finally paid off! I passed! I am so happy I have the exam done and checked off my "To Do" list before vacation! I definitely don't want to take that test again. Ugh! 3 hour tests should illegal!

As for my weight loss this week... I didn't really have a loss or a gain for the entire week until yesterday! I think the scale was taunting me and decided it was finally bored with seeing the same old number on the scale. I am up one pound which isn't bad, but of course who doesn't want a loss every single week? I know I want one! Yeah I know, not going to happen but I can dream. My official weigh in days are Mondays so I may be able to lose that pound and then some before my official week is up. I am not sure if the stagnant weight loss was due to stressing over the exam or because I already had some pretty good losses for the past few weeks but in any case, today is a new day!

I have 4 of my Dietbet challenges ending tomorrow with THIS Monday being the final weigh-in day. Hopefully, I will lose that pound by Monday for the sake of winning my bets. I am drinking lots and lots of water  and making today an all shake day :) We will see how that goes. I have heard good things about doing an all shake day so I will let you know how it goes!

If you are interested in joining a Dietbet I created, it begins July 31st so there is still time to sign up! Here is the link!


Boy, do I have a great recipe for you!

I absolutely love this dish as a quick and easy Lean and Green meal! I mean... it doesn't even require cooking so you don't have to get your kitchen hot from turning on the oven! Leave the heat outside!

Peanut flavored dressings or sauces have always been my favorite, but I haven't found a great low carb one yet  so what is there to do but create my own. Plus, you know never know what is really in those dressing you buy pre-made. Plus when you make it yourself, you can always vary the ingredients in the dressing to your own liking. For instance, if you don't like spicy, leave the crushed red pepper out! It is a great way to get your water in though :)

The peanut dressing mixed with already packaged cole slaw mix is phenomenal! The cole slaw mix I used was from Wal-Mart and it is called Market Fresh Tri Color Cole Slaw mix. It has a mixture of cabbage, red cabbage and yes.... carrots. You can pick the carrots out, but there isn't really much inside the bag anyways. Besides, a cup and a half of this mix is only 5 grams of carbs! That's all your greens with only 5 grams of carbs! One serving of green needs to be less than 5 grams of carbs and a cup and a half of this cole slaw mix is all your greens for 5 grams! Yeah... so I left those orange tid-bits in.

This will definitely be a regular menu item for me. Hubby isn't fond of shrimp so more for me! :)
Have a great weekend everyone!


Shrimp Salad with Peanut Dressing

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups tri-color coleslaw mix OR 1 1/2 cup shredded cabbage (3 Greens)
7 oz cooked shrimp - I had the frozen ones in the bag with... tails and shells removed (1 Lean)

Dressing:
2 tbsp powdered peanut butter aka PB2 (1 Snack)
1 1/2 tbsp water
2 tsp lite soy sauce (2/3 Condiment)
1/4 tsp ground ginger (1/2 Condiment)
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper (1/4 Condiment)
1/2 packet stevia or to taste (1/2 Condiment)
2 tsp sesame oil (2 Healthy Fats)

Directions:
 Combine cole slaw mix and shrimp in a medium sized bowl.
Mix all the ingredients for the peanut dressing together in a small bowl.
Pour over shrimp and veggies.
Toss to coat. Enjoy!

1 Serving with 1 Lean, 3 Greens, 2 Condiments, 2 Healthy Fats and 1 Snack

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