My husband was thrilled with the healthy bad food (yes that's what I'm calling it) and my mind enjoyed it, but my insides did not.
I have noticed since January and changing to a clean eating lifestyle that it may taste good to eat otherwise but boy do I pay for it. The pain returns, the bathroom trips increase and I just feel blah.
Enough of the TMI...so, I really wanted a Cobb Salad, but honestly, my husband doesn't like avocado, the corn is all GMO, the cheese (that's another story) so I decided to create my own version, sort of.
I came up with this Cajun Shrimp salad, no it's not really a Cobb salad but it was delicious! You can omit the bacon, but I figure 2 slices of bacon will not kill me and you can add other vegetables if you like.
Cajun Shrimp Salad (makes 2 large salads)
24 shrimp, peeled and remove the veins
8 large grape tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup black beans, (if you use canned be sure to drain and rinse them well)
6 slices of bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
1 small sweet onion, diced and sauteed
4 cups baby organic spinach (or whatever green you prefer)
dressing of your choice
Cook your bacon, drain and crumble, set aside. I cooked the onion in the bacon drippings, yes that is probably not the best way and surely not the healthiest way, but to keep my husband happy this is what I do. Once in a while won't kill ya, I promise.
Sprinkle the shrimp with Cajun seasoning and saute.
On a plate lay out your spinach, next in rows add your beans, tomatoes, onion, bacon and shrimp. The plate is very appealing and taste delicious all combined. We topped ours with a tablespoon of light ranch dressing. Again, you can make a better choice on the dressing, but this meal still meets my 80% clean rule.