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Taco-bout this summer meal

Shrimp Tacos


Hooray! Summer is finally here. Dive into this healthy — with a side of a refreshing — shrimp tacos recipe, an easy meal for all ages during the warm summer months.
This meal features protein, healthy fats and vegetables, which are especially good sources of fiber. Shrimp is an excellent protein and contains omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation can damage blood vessels and may lead to heart disease and stroke. 

Enjoy a fun twist as you incorporate Greek yogurt as a sauce for your shrimp. Greek yogurt, which is more dense than regular yogurt, contains more protein and probiotics. This protein-rich topping is achieved via a straining process to remove extra liquid and whey. Take a bite and enjoy!


Shrimp Tacos 

About this recipe: This dish is a nutrient-dense meal. It is filled with protein and is also gluten free. The following are a list of necessary ingredients:

  • Butter lettuce leaves
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and cleaned 
  • 1 teaspoon of taco or Mexican seasoning 
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro 
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeño 
  • 2 fresh limes 
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 

Arrange butter lettuce cups on a large platter and set aside. Toss the shrimp with 1 teaspoon of your preferred seasoning. Coat and set aside. Combine tomato, onion, cilantro and jalapeños in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, juice one lime and set aside. 

Sauté shrimp in a hot, non-stick skillet until cooked through. Transfer to a bowl to cool and set aside. 

In a small bowl, whisk the yogurt with taco seasoning or chipotle to your liking. Add juice of half a lime and set aside.

To serve, add shrimp into a lettuce cup, a scoop of fresh salsa, a splash of lime juice and a drizzle of chipotle crema. Enjoy!

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