I don't know about you but when I was growing up my family didn't teach me that I had to eat vegetables. I'm from the Dominican Republic and what I ate every day was pure traditional Dominican food that my abuela cooked and I'm talking about rice, beans, stewed chicken, etc... Salads? Yeeeaaah no, not really, and if they made it was just lettuce and tomato sprinkled with vinegar and salt... not only does it not sound appetizing but it didn't look it either. No wonder why I grew up so overweight! Ugh!
Like I've said, my meals gotta look good! Otherwise I won't eat my own food! Haha! Funny right? Well it's the honest truth, specially if it's vegetables... The one thing I learned very well in my weight loss success journey was that eating my proteins with my veggies made me feel so much more lighter and since I learned to eat in portions my stomach shrunk and now if I eat anything more than that I feel super full and I don't like the feeling.
Anyhow, enough mumbling and let's talk about my fabulous Shrimp Greek Salad. Super easy to make, very tasteful and healthy! I usually make my salads for dinner and as usual, the picture you see here is based on 4 Oz of protein and 4 ounces of vegetables. I vary my proteins every day and eat shrimp once or twice a week, no particular reason why, just when in the mood for it... Shrimp is rich in high quality protein and many more important nutrients, so if you can afford it, go for it!
Ingredients based on two servings:
1/2 Green pepper
1/2 Red pepper
1/2 Yellow pepper
1/2 Orange pepper
1/2 Red onion
1/2 cup of feta cheese
1/2 cup of olive oil
Pink Himalayan salt and black pepper to taste
8 Oz Peeled Shrimp (Tail off)
Chop all the vegetables to desired size. Add olive oil, pepper and salt. Stir. Shrimps can be grilled, or sautéed (the ones on my picture were sautéed on a bit of coconut oil and I seasoned it with a tiny bit of pink himalayan salt and pepper). Top your salad with the shrimps and enjoy!