Fish on Friday
Pink Grapefruit and Prawn Salad
(The 5:2 Diet and Weight Watchers)
Here I am again with my regular Fish on Friday post, but it’s a day early and is on Thursday! And this week I am featuring one of my favourite salads – a healthy and flavour packed recipe with fruit, seafood, salad leaves and a spicy dip, as well as cooling fresh mint, Pink Grapefruit and Prawn Salad, which is also suitable for those following the 5:2 and Weight Watchers diets. Not only is this salad healthy and low in calories, but it’s also as pretty as picture too…..and it makes a great starter for a summer dinner party, and, I have served the prawns served in a lettuce leaf wrap before, as an appetiser. My prawns were LOVELY Scottish prawns, I bought them cooked, but not peeled, so then I just had to peel them before serving, they were amazingly fresh and full of the flavour of the sea! And, I always think that seafood and shellfish go so well with ALL citrus fruits, but especially pink grapefruit.
This salad has only 90 calories per portion, which makes it an ideal meal for any dieters, and especially for those struggling to follow the 500 or 600 calories on the 5:2 fasting days diet; it also makes a pleasant change from the usual diet fare, such as crisp breads cottage cheese and “cuppa” soups, although there is nothing wrong with any of those in moderation of course! If you have more calories to burn, by all means add some salad dressing to the salad, in place of the low-fat mayonnaise dip or as well as the dip – this will add on about 6 calories for a fat-free version, such as Kraft Italian vinaigrette with garlic or 61 calories for a creamy one such as Sainsbury’s blue cheese dressing. More information about the 5:2 diet can be found on my two other posts, which also have low-calorie recipes too, here: 5:2 Diet, Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe, Meal Plan Ideas and Calorie Counters and 5:2 Diet, Fast Days & Feast Days and Roast Tomato & Garlic Soup Recipe (70 Calories).
That’s all for today, for FRIDAY, tomorrow, I will be back with another recipe, but not a fishy one, as today was one of my fast days (low-calorie) days, hence me sharing my LOW CALORIE Pink Grapefruit and Prawn Salad with you all today! I do have a LOVELY seasonal recipe to share however, and then look out for more Baking with Be-Ro on Sepia Saturday, as well as some GREAT product reviews, a nocturnal garden party and some meals on wheels reviews too……more about them later! See you all later, Karen.
NB: (For more information about the Horizon programme and the 5:2 diet, here is the link to the BBC website: The power of intermittent fasting