Chicken breasts, canned tuna, and egg whites are the preferred protein choices of physique-conscious folk everywhere, but they’re not the only smart options. Shellfish is an often-overlooked but exceptional protein food that can add variety and flavor to your diet. Crabmeat in particular is high in B vitamins and omega-3 fats, and, unlike tuna, it has very low mercury levels. At the same time, it’s as easy to prepare as a tuna salad sandwich. This crabmeat salad tastes like something you might order at a nice seaside tavern, and with 42 grams of protein and very low carbs, it won’t add an ounce of fat to your frame.


  • 6 oz can lump crabmeat
  • 4 tbsp low-fat mayo or mayo substitute (such as Vegenaise)
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • Old Bay or Cajun seasoning to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
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