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Make Your Salads Better

Salads are always a good choice but leafy greens and tomatoes can get boring. Boost the fiber and protein with nutrient dense choices like shrimp and beans. Here's a great summer idea for a healthier salad.

Here are some key points about black beans. More detail and supporting information is in the main article.


Romaine 2 cups shredded

1/2 Red Pepper chopped

Shrimp, 6 oz grilled or boiled

Beans, Red Kidney 1/2 cup

Beans, Pinto 1/2 cup

Trader Joe’s Cilantro Salad Dressing, 2 tbsp

Mix together and enjoy.

Bean me up!

Among other benefits, black beans may help strengthen bones.

Black beans contain quercetin and saponins which can protect the heart.

Black beans contain around 114 kilocalories per half-cup.

Nothing shirmpy about it.

Approximately 90% of the calories in shrimp come from protein, and the rest come from fat (1). Additionally, the same serving size provides more than 20 different vitamins and minerals, including 50% of your daily needs for selenium, a mineral that may help reduce inflammation and promote heart health.


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