Want a nourishing low carb salad that only takes minutes to prepare? The spicy kick in this healthy shrimp and avocado salad takes it to another level.
This one goes out to all the mothers out there, new and old. Do you remember what it was like to bring home a newborn? Remember the absolute chaos and confusion and complete exhaustion? Remember not knowing if was day or night as you set your life to the rhythms of feedings and diaper changing? Remember holding that tiny helpless little creature in your arms, humming or singing or rocking to soothe its disquietude? And those times you were unable to soothe your sweet little one, the frustration of not knowing what he or she wanted. But surely, as the mother, you must instinctively know what the baby wants, right? Except you don’t and you feel that you must be the most inept mother on the planet. Oh, I love babies well enough but I don’t miss those days!
And then you do it for a second time, and maybe a third or fourth. You think you’re an old pro and things will be so much easier this time around. And they are, in some ways. But in others…not so much. This baby is an individual, with its own wants and needs and idiosyncrasies. On top of that, you have another child to care for, who may or may not resent the intrusion of the new baby. Most of them do resent it a little and start acting out a bit in ways you didn’t expect. Your older angel child suddenly starts pouting and whining, just to get a precious slice of your attention.
Let’s face it, having children is hard. Yes, it’s magical and amazing and all that, but it’s very hard. So when a mum-to-be asks you for a favour, you step up without hesitation. Because even if your kids are grown and have their own families now, you remember those times like they were yesterday. Which is why I created this simple but astonishingly delicious salad for my friend Alyssa of EveryDay Maven. Yes, my friends, you are going to have to do the hard work of clicking a link to get to the full recipe, because Alyssa just had her second baby and asked if I would guest post for her, to help keep her blog humming along.
And a simple recipe it is, but it’s really, really good and worth clicking through to get. A tasty and nourishing dish for new and old mums alike. And dads and husbands and grandparents. And maybe some of the more adventurous eaters among the kids too!
Please see my Spicy Shrimp & Avocado Salad recipe on EveryDay Maven.
Nutrition (Serves 4): Food energy: 303kcal; Saturated fatty acids: 3.32g; Total fat: 21.39g; Calories from fat: 192; Cholesterol: 107mg; Carbohydrate: 11.45g; Total dietary fiber: 7.90g; Protein: 13.92g
Sarah G says
It was quite yummy! Thanks!
Sommer @ASpicyPerspective says
Loving the flavors of this beautiful salad recipe! Can’t wait to try this spicy recipe!
Whipped this up in less than 5 minutes (not including thawing the shrimp ;). Very creamy, spicy and delicious! Perfect for those nights I get home after dark and don’t want to put a lot of time into cooking. Loving your recipes!
This has become my go to recipe for when I have these ingredients on hand. It’s THAT good 🙂
Me too! We love it and it’s so simple, it’s ridiculous!
Alyssa (Everyday Maven) says
So true Carolyn!! Thank you for the guest post and delicious recipe! xoxo
Boy, that does bring back baby memories! My first was the colicky one and then super active, always moving and getting into stuff. When she was 3, I had another and he was so quiet and laid back, just watching the world go by, I thought there was something wrong with him!!
Just a different personality.
the link does not appear to work
Works just fine for me!
Oh my. This sounds like an answer I had not asked – yet. Are you reading my mind Carolyn? Great answer! Yes, I will click. Up to 25 times to get to the recipe. Why 25? I have to place a limit, after all, 25 is not Pi. It’s Spicy Shrimp Avocado Salad! (see what I did there :). Ok, have to admit I need some coffee). And it’s Friday. And it’s Lent. Thank you!