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Shrimp in Creamy Horseradish Sauce & Happy RD Day!

Today is…National Registered Dietitians Day! Wooo! (Yes, it is also Ash Wednesday for those of you who guessed what “holiday” is today). And I forgot until yesterday afternoon that yesterday, March 8th marks 2 years since I became an RD 😀

On the American Dietetic Association website they had a great article posted on the Top 10 Reasons to Meet with an RD. Here was the list:

1. You have diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure.
2. You are thinking of having or have had gastric bypass surgery.
3. You have digestive problems.
4. You’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
5. You need guidance and confidence in breastfeeding your baby.
6. Your teenager has issues with food and eating healthfully.
7. You need to gain or lose weight.
8. You’re caring for an aging parent.
9. You want to eat smarter.
10. You want to improve your performance in sports.

Most everyone’s needs falls into one of the above scenarios and as a young dietitian, I have counseled individuals with all of the above requests and needs — I think this is what makes being a dietitian so much fun! In the coming years, I wish nothing more than to have increased access and affordability of RD referrals and visits. Our healthcare system does not do an appropriate or adequate job of educating people on the powers of nutrition for treatment or prevention.

Just think the impact that could be made if people could visit an RD for any of the above reasons by simply paying a co-pay through their private insurer, or have such services included in Medicare and Medicaid coverage. Ah…to dream 🙂

Switching gears, last night’s dinner was wonderful. Quite possibly because I was STARVING -and- I proved to Mr. Prevention that he likes horseradish. When Mr. P asked what was for dinner, it was met with a big, long, disapproving sigh and an, “I don’t like horseradish.” Wrong. He loved it…he was dipping his potatoes in the creamy horseradish sauce, even. Men…


Shrimp in Creamy Horseradish Sauce adapted from Kalyn’s Kitchen, originally from Lose Weight the Smart Low-Carb Way, as seen on Cara’s Cravings

a few thin slices of lemon
generous pinch of salt
1 lb large or jumbo raw shrimp, thawed if frozen
1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp prepared horseradish
1 Tbsp (1/2 oz) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 large scallion, thinly sliced
salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste


Fill a wide, deep saute pan with 1-2 inches of water. Add the lemon slices and salt and bring to a boil.

Meanwhile, whisk together the lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, horseradish, and yogurt in a medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Reduce heat to a simmer and poach shrimp in boiling water for approximately 2-3 minutes, or until cooked through. Drain the shrimp and add to the bowl with the yogurt mixture; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 3 servings.

Nutrition Information (per serving): 223 calories; 8.7 g. fat; 203 mg. cholesterol; 558 mg. sodium; 2.7 g. carbohydrate; 0 g. fiber; 31 g. protein

Result: Flavorful, unique, and a true 20-minute meal from start to finish, max! Like I mentioned, Mr. Prevention enjoyed this recipe, too. It’s great to go with very simple, healthy sides like a simple starch and a vegetable to make for a very low-calorie, low-fat meal. Enjoy!


Weigh-in was last night and for the 3rd consecutive week, I am the exact same weight. With only 2 workouts last week and very sporadic eating (much of which was in the form of popsicles and the most amazing granola ever), I had no idea what to expect on the scale. But I got in a great 5-mile run/walk last night and have plans for workouts on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 😀

A big shout out to all the Registered Dietitians and aspiring dietitians out there! Cheers to the best job in the world!

Question: Do you like horseradish?

Be well,

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  1. March 9, 2011 / 5:59 am

    Happy RD Day, Nicole! I forgot about RD day this year! I think that’s great you became an RD the day before RD day 2 years ago ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that Top 10 Reasons to Meet with an RD list (go ADA! ) because it really gives the full range of what an RD can do. Just the supervised practice I’ve done over the last 1.5 years has made me really understand the diverse services an RD can offer (and how much people really like RDs!). Insurance coverage for all RDs’ services … there’s something to strive for, eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Your shrimp with creamy horseradish looks delicious! Not to mention I love shrimp, I adore horseradish (unlike Mr. Prevention). Glad he enjoyed the sauce in the end ๐Ÿ˜› Have a wonderful RD day, Nicole!

  2. March 9, 2011 / 7:13 am

    Not sure if I’ve had it. Happy RD day!

    And I wholeheartedly agree that access to an RD should be so easy as a co-pay. They didn’t get that into the new healthcare bill??

  3. March 9, 2011 / 8:43 am

    Happy RD Day to you!

    I’ve been eyeing this recipe for a while now. It combines lots of things we love- shrimp, horseradish, and quick cooking dinners. I’ll have to put it on the meal plan for next week!

  4. March 9, 2011 / 10:06 am

    Happy RD day Nicole! I love horseradish! I usually only put it on beef and def corned beef, so this would be a good thing to try…esp because I said I am going to try to eat more seafood!! Thanks for posting!

  5. March 9, 2011 / 11:12 am

    Happy RD day ๐Ÿ™‚
    Ummm your shrimps look fresh and succulent ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t necessary like horseradish but it sounds great in some dishes… something like this one ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. March 9, 2011 / 11:27 am

    Whoo hoo! Happy RD day to you!

    Thanks for making a difference in both your clinic and on the great world wide web.

  7. Molly Schoen
    March 9, 2011 / 11:36 am

    “Our healthcare system does not do an appropriate or adequate job of educating people on the powers of nutrition for treatment or prevention.”

    I couldn’t agree with that statement more. I’m such a firm believer in the power of nutrition and physical fitness and it’s ability to heal and prevent. Do certain cases need medication/pills? Absolutely. But I feel that physicians jump to pills too soon. If one medication doesn’t work, they move to the next. It really grinds my gears!

    Happy RD Day Nicole!

  8. March 9, 2011 / 1:38 pm

    I do not like horseradish unless its with shrimp. I dont know why.

    This recipe looks AMAZING – and those pictures are serious food porn. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. March 9, 2011 / 4:58 pm

    Happy National RD Day!

    I love horseradish but haven’t had it in a while. I would have never thought of using it in a shrimp dish, but your dish sounds great!

  10. March 9, 2011 / 5:16 pm

    Happy RD Day!!!!!!!!!

  11. March 9, 2011 / 5:19 pm

    Happy Dietitian Day! From a dialysis RN who appreciates her renal dietitian very much! =)

  12. Liz
    March 9, 2011 / 5:31 pm

    Happy National Registered Dietician Day!

    Your post made me laugh! I say I don’t like horseradish but I actually do. I love wasabi and like horseradish in creamy sauces like this one, just not by itself. My husband loves horseradish. This recipe is right up his alley except for the scallion because he doesn’t like onions…unless they are in the form of Funyuns or sour cream and onion potato chips!

  13. March 9, 2011 / 6:33 pm

    Happy RD Day!
    I will say one of the best things about blogging is meeting RD’s from all over, such as you!
    That dish looks excellent! I don’t believe I have ever had horseradish. Love the combo of flavors in this recipe. yum!

  14. March 9, 2011 / 7:39 pm

    I love horseradish!! This dish looks SO delicious!! *swoon* ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy RD day! Thank you for always educating us and bringing us healthful deliciousness!

  15. March 9, 2011 / 9:56 pm

    Glad you guys liked it! I could definitely see the sauce being wonderful with potatoes too.

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