Kale Shrimp Caesar Salad

Steph Wagner

August 20, 2018

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Kale Shrimp Caesar Salad


Bariatric friendly kale salad with familiar flavors of shrimp and caesar dressing

Weight Loss Surgery friendly recipes for a fresh and yummy Kale Salad using Sautéed Shrimp and Caesar Dressing! A fun spin on a classic caesar salad high in protein and flavor. #gastricsleeverecipes #gastricbypassrecipes #wls #duodenalswitch #bariatric

There are so many things to love about shrimp recipes, in my humble opinion.

It’s a lean protein – so it’s filling without the fat content.

It’s super fast to cook – hallelujah.

It’s very adaptable the kind of meal you add it too!

If you’ve had Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Duodenal switch…or really any weight loss surgery procedure…shrimp recipes are wonderful thing! I imagine that’s why you are here :)

This recipe is a fast option for a traditional caesar salad without all the extra calories. I tossed bagged kale (ripped up with my clean hands first) with cole slaw mix and parmesan cheese. Then I cooked the shrimp with a simple lemon juice and salt and pepper mixture and added it with light Caesar dressing to the salad.

I loved how fresh tasting it all was!

Some patients do well with salads and some do not…take is slow and listen to your pouch! It’s always a good idea to focus on the shrimp the most anyway, the protein is what fills you up and keeps you full which helps fight snack attacks later!

Below are a few other of my favorite fast shrimp recipes:

I'm convinced there are few things easier than cooked frozen shrimp when it comes to make a high protein, bariatric friendly meal! I used it for ceviche for a lunch or for this easy Shrimp and Tomatoes dinner! Gastric Sleeve or Bypass patients often do well with shrimp so keep it on hand! #gastricsleeverecipes #gastricbypassrecipes #duodenalswitch #weightlosssurgerydiet #shrimp #highproteineasymeal

Garlic and Basil Shrimp with Tomatoes

Spicy Shrimp Burrito Bowl | Gastric Sleeve Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Spicy Shrimp Burrito Bowl

Tropical Shrimp Ceviche. Perfect lunch idea after Gastric Sleeve or Bypass!

Tropical Shrimp Ceviche **Members Recipe

Weight Loss Surgery Nutrition FoodCoach.Me

Weight Loss Surgery friendly recipes for a fresh and yummy Kale Salad using Sautéed Shrimp and Caesar Dressing! A fun spin on a classic caesar salad high in protein and flavor. #gastricsleeverecipes #gastricbypassrecipes #wls #duodenalswitch #bariatric

Kale Shrimp Caesar Salad

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Stove Top
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 cup kale, shredded
  • 1 cup cole slaw mix
  • 2 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup light Caesar dressing


  • Shred kale and add to large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and massage for a minute (makes kale softer). Add cole slaw mix and parmesan cheese and toss.
  • Meanwhile, heat a skillet to medium-high heat. Season shrimp with salt and pepper and toss with lemon juice. Spray pan with cooking spray and add shrimp. Cook on each side approximately 2 minutes or until cooked through (no longer transparent).
  • Add shrimp to kale mix. Add light caesar dressing and toss to combine. Serve.


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 296mg | Sodium: 1311mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1706IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition Facts
Kale Shrimp Caesar Salad
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 296mg99%
Sodium 1311mg57%
Potassium 203mg6%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 1706IU34%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 234mg23%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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