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After 5 pm Dinner

By Deena Hamza

I recommend my clients to stop consuming grains and starches by 6 pm since generally after this time we are more sedentary and have a harder time burning calories due to inactivity. I have a routine of consuming a base salad (romaine, mixed greens, or spinach) topped with either legumes, seafood or meat and this article will detail a seafood salad example. Remember, although a salad can be low in calories, when created as a complete meal a salad should be approximately 450-500 calories.

Seafood Salad
4 medium scallops
1 small grapefruit
1 small shallot, minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
6 oz crab meat or Pollack
6 cherry tomatoes
3 cups spinach
1 small avocado, diced

When grilling the scallops, be sure not to overcook them as they will become rubbery: Scallops are fully cooked once they appear opaque.

Are there any recipes you’d like me to “healthify” for you?

Recognize that healthy food does not taste like cardboard. This salad is spectacular to all 5 of your senses!

D.

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