Chili's Lime-Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad
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Chili's Lime-Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad

A healthy alternative to an unhealthy snack.

Bite It: Shrimp Caesar Salad

Caesar salads are deceiving. In fact, they often contain hundreds more calories than you'd expect, thanks to oily croutons and ridiculously fatty dressing. However, if you opt to make yours at home and use light or fat-free ingredients, you can enjoy your caesar, guilt-free! Hungry-Girl.com has tossed together a recipe for an awesome Lime-Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad. Check out our shrimp-tastic caesar substitute and you'll never again be tempted to order one at Chili's. Wheeee!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. shredded parmesan cheese, reduced fat
  • 4 oz. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. low-cal caesar dressing

Directions

Combine lime juice and garlic in a small bowl. Add shrimp, stir well, and marinate for 15 minutes. Spray a pan with nonstick cooking spray and add shrimp with the marinade. Saute until just pink, about 3 minutes. Set aside. Place lettuce on large plate. Top with shrimp, dressing, and parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Calories: 220
Fat: 6g
Sodium: 548mg
Carbs: 9g
Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 2.5g
Protein: 31g

*4 Points!

Fight It: Chili's Lime-Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad

Caesar salads have good intentions. And they start off innocent enough, with crunchy, virtually calorie-free romaine lettuce. But quit paying attention for even a quick second and things can go horribly awry. Case in point, Chili's Lime-Grilled Shrimp Salad Caesar. Someone over at the Chili's HQ was asleep at the wheel, cuz when all is said and done, this healthy-sounding bowl of greens packs in a ridiculously embarrassing 980 calories and 77g of fat. What's to blame for those staggeringly high numbers? Gloppy, fat-packed caesar dressing and fried croutons, that's what. Do yourself a favor -- avoid this silly salad at all costs.

Calories: 980
Fat: 77g
Sodium: 1900mg
Carbs: 39g
Fiber: 7g
Sugars: N/A
Protein: 31g

*25 Points!

 

Originally published on Hungry-Girl.com. Reprinted on FitnessMagazine.com with permission.

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