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Prep time: 20 minutes • Servings: 4

3 tbsp          mayonnaise

2 tbsp          fresh lime juice

1 tsp             cumin

½ tsp           paprika

10 oz.           canned crab

2                    medium (7½-8 inches) stalks celery, diced

1                    avocado

3 cups          chopped watercress

freshly ground pepper


In large bowl, mix mayonnaise, lime juice, cumin and paprika.

Add crab meat and diced celery. Mix well; add salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.

Gently stir in avocado cubes.

Divide watercress on four plates; top with salad.


Whether hitting the road for a vacation, enjoying the great outdoors and warm weather or simply spending time with family and friends, your sum­mer schedule is likely anything but slow. An on-the-go summer lifestyle requires energy, and portable meals and in-season ingredients are keys to a healthy eating strategy that can power you through the season.

You can start by identifying foods that will keep you satisfied and ener­getic – and foods that are low in car­bohydrates are a perfect fit. If you are looking for recipes and tips, Atkins is a good place to turn to as it offers a balanced diet, with reduced levels of refined carb­ohydrates and added sugars, and is rich in protein, fiber, fruits, vegetables and good fats.

These recipes show how deliciously simple it can be to enjoy low-carb eating with fresh fruits and vegetables, such as blackberries, cucumbers and avocados, in flavorful salads and refreshing beverages perfect for a break in a busy summer day.

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