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Monday, May 16, 2005

SHRIMP: It’s What’s For Dinner Tonight

While shrimp may be small, they are huge in their appeal as these deliciously clean and crisp tasting crustaceans can be served hot or cold and are the most popular seafood in the United States, next to canned tuna. Fortunately, for us living after WLS, we able to enjoy fresh and frozen shrimp throughout the year.

Shrimp are anything but small in their nutrient density. Our food ranking system qualified shrimp as an excellent source of selenium and unusually low-fat, low-calorie protein--a four ounce serving of shrimp supplies 23.7 grams of protein (that's 47.4% of the daily value for protein) for a mere 112 calories and less than a gram of fat. Shrimp also emerged as a very good source of vitamin D and vitamin B12.

Tonight's high-protein gastric bypass friendly dinner is Shrimp Kabobs in Ginger Marinade. This is one dish you'll make time and time again. Enjoy!

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