Summer Seafood Salad
Summer is in full swing, and the weather in South Florida is H-O-T! No-cook meals are in high demand and I’m all about it. You can whip up a delectable meal with simple ingredients that not only satisfy your taste buds but also nourish your body.
With everything going on right now it’s easy to let nutrient density slip, we’ve all had to reconfigure our lives and our routines. For health nuts like me, it’s been difficult, my routine is everything to me. However, I’m a big believer in making the best of any situation.
Feeding the entire family several times a day? Meal prep! Gyms are closed? Go for walks. Going to the store is a hassle? Order online or buy in bulk! Living a healthy life takes a little commitment, we can’t let “life” get in the way- these healthy habits are our life.
Now more than ever, it’s important to remember that you can keep things easy and still get your body everything it needs to thrive! This Summer Seafood Salad for example; Its jam-packed with nutrition! As a chef, I have high standards when it comes to ingredients and I love every single bite to not only taste amazing but be amazing for you too. But you don’t have to overthink it!
This Summer Seafood Salad works with any seafood you have on hand, from (in season) lobster to cocktail shrimp, or cooked mahi-mahi. I love to use fully cooked shrimp or langostinos because they’re delicious and a wonderful source of anti-inflammatory EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids. Our bodies cannot produce omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acids so it’s imperative that we consume them. It’s way easier to get your omega-6 (pro-inflammatory kind) in (found in nuts and seeds), but omega-3 fatty acids (the anti-inflammatory kind) is found mostly in seafood! Fatty Acid Balance is a foundation of health I cover in my second book Made Whole Made Simple.
Other super ingredients in the Summer Seafood Salad include artichoke hearts which are really high in antioxidants, folate, and several minerals. Strawberries that are loaded with vitamin C, did you know eating 5 strawberries gets you 98% of the recommended RDI? More vitamin C, as well as vitamin A, K, and iron too are found in the baby spinach. Raw onion delivers high levels of sulfur compounds, which help boost glutathione productions (a powerful intracellular antioxidant). Then we mix it all up Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Mayo, did you know that avocado oil boosts the bioavailability of the nutrients it’s combined with? Yup! Making your superfood salad with Primal Kitchen Mayo helps your body absorb all this goodness.
I’m a nutrient density nerd! As someone who manages autoimmunity with diet and lifestyle knowing what my meals are doing for me makes me feel really good about what I’m putting in body. Love the food that loves you back is my motto. This Summer Seafood Salad has wonderful textures, sweetness from the berries, crunch, and creaminess. It’s great to make a big batch once a week and keep it in the fridge to snack on. Serve on lettuce wraps or with your favorite grain-free crackers. There’s no wrong way to enjoy this recipe!