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Shrimp Provide Balance Between Health Benefits and Flavor

Finding a meal that is simple, includes an abundance of health benefits and offers delicious flavors can be a challenge. With shrimp, individuals can receive this combination and much more. This protein option is packed full of flavor and plenty of health benefits. Don’t believe us? Check out the top four benefits of shrimp and why you should include them in your diet on a regular basis below (courtesy of Health.com).

 

1. Shrimp packs a punch…of protein. Three ounces of shrimp has 20 grams of protein with very little fat or carbs to boot. When you finish a good workout at the gym and need to find a way to feed those worn-out muscles, try something different and add shrimp to a leafy green or spinach salad.

2. Fighting shrimp are a real thing. Shrimp boosts your intake of zinc and selenium, activating enzymes that improve immune health, increase muscle metabolism health and build enzymes to fight cancer. Such a small addition can help improve overall health, and help ward off that cold you fear is coming on.

3. I Heart Shrimp! The omega-3 content in shrimp is important in cardiovascular and nervous system health. In addition to omega-3, shrimp are rich in omega-6, a great pair that is seen to decrease the risk of chronic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

4. The more the merrier. With only 7 calories per shrimp, more doesn’t mean your caloric intake will shoot through the roof. So you can enjoy more of these tasty treats without the guilt.

 

This month, your local Atlanta Bread menu features two new, bold shrimp dishes, giving you a taste of the coast from your local bakery café. Take a trip beachside this Spring with our new Shrimp Po’ Boy, explore the vibrant city of New Orleans with the bold flavors of our Creole Shrimp Caesar OR put a twist on one of our classic salads with shrimp as an add-ons.

Stop in to your local Atlanta Bread this month and try our new fresh, healthy shrimp offers. To find a location near you, visit: https://atlantabread.com/locations/. These dishes are here for a limited time only, so hurry in! Don’t have time to wait in line? Grab and go when you order ahead online or through our app.

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15 Atlanta Bread Favorites Perfect for Your Spring Picnic

Spring is in the air. Celebrate the great outdoors while munching on some of your favorites from Atlanta Bread. Here are our top 15 items perfect for your outdoor adventure.

  1. ABC Signature sandwich. Roast beef, turkey, ham, provolone, pepperoncini, mayo and spicy mustard on a fresh-baked baguette.
    Signature
  2. Shrimp Po’ Boy. Here for a limited time only! Seasoned shrimp tossed with all-natural, sriracha mayo served with leafy greens and tomato on a fresh-baked French roll.
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  3. Caprese sandwich. Mozzarella, tomato and pesto on ciabatta.
    Caprese
  4. Bella Chicken sandwich. Chicken, pesto, mayo and provolone on Mediterranean focaccia.
    Bella Chicken Sandwich
  5. California Avocado sandwich. Avocado, provolone and dill sauce on tomato onion focaccia.
    California Avocado
  6. Chicken Waldorf sandwich. Chicken, dried cranberries, fresh apples, walnuts and mayo on cranberry walnut bread.
    Chicken waldor
  7. Turkey Bacon Avocado. Served on nine-grain bread with lemon basil aioli.
    Turkey Bacon Avocado
  8. Pacific Chicken wrap. All-natural chicken, tomatoes, avocados, sesame seeds, chili flakes and cilantro served with a side of Thai peanut sauce.
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  9. Steakhouse Roast Beef sandwich. Served with mushrooms and provolone on ciabatta, and a side of au jus.
    Steakhouse roast beef
  10. Chicken Pesto sandwich. Chicken, tomato, basil and pesto with Havarti cheese on focaccia.
    Chicken pesto

    Salads galore! Grab a fork and dive in. These delicious dishes require a few utensils, but we promise it’s worth a bite of your favorite Atlanta Bread salads.

  11. Balsamic Bleu. Mixed greens, walnuts, dried cranberries, bleu cheese crumbles, apples, tomatoes, red onion and balsamic vinaigrette.
  12. Chopstix Chicken. Chicken, tomato, romaine lettuce, chow mein noodles, mandarin oranges, almonds & sesame ginger dressing.
    Lo Mein
  13. Greek Salad. Romaine lettuce, feta, pepperoncini, kalamata olives, red onion, tomato and Greek dressing.
    Greek Salad
  14. Creole Shrimp Caesar. Here for a limited time only! Crisp romaine lettuce, topped with shaved parmesan, fresh-baked croutons, seasoned shrimp and all-natural Caesar dressing.
    Creole Shrimp Salad
  15. Cobb Salad. Mixed greens, bleu cheese crumbles, bacon, diced egg, tomato, parsley and avocado with sesame ginger dressing.
    Cobb Salad

No matter the season or the weather, Atlanta Bread has the perfect dish to top off your picnic basket. Planning a picnic soon? Skip the line and grab and go when you place your Atlanta Bread order online today!

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Make a St. Patrick’s Day Tradition of Your Own

Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. What was once a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland, has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.

The St. Patrick’s Day celebration started in 1631 when the Church established a Feast Day honoring St. Patrick. He had been Patron Saint of Ireland who had died around the fifth century—12 centuries before the modern version of the holiday was first observed. But very little is known about who he was.

Legend says St. Patrick was born Maewyn Succat. He changed his name to Patricius (or Patrick), which derives from the Latin term for “father figure,” after he became a priest. His supposed luck is the root of all the themed merchandise for modern St. Patrick’s Day.

As the years have passed many of the St. Patrick’s Day customs and its recipes have evolved.

Food is a big part of this day of celebration. Although corned beef and cabbage are often thought to be the main dish, there are many others, including soda bread, the Irish fry, fried Irish lamb belly and slow-poached organic chicken with tarragon, apple tart, colcannon [mashed potatoes and kale], roasted carrots and herbed Irish cheddar croquette. Explore some of these recipe’s here.


St. Patrick’s Day Parades and Celebrations

Parades and wearing green have always been a traditional part of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, but the events vary based on the city:

Boston – St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Boston bring over 600,000 visitors to the city, which has a large Irish-American community. Boston has one of the largest parades, which many veterans take part in, and events are held in the large number of Irish pubs in the city. The Irish Cultural Centre holds a celebration, and many events feature Irish food, such as corned beef.

 

New York – New York City is the host of the oldest civilian parade, which boasts over 200,000 participants. It is led by New York’s 69th infantry regiment. Second to New York City is Pearl River, another city in New York state, which has the second largest parade in the state with crowds of over 100,000 people.

 

Scranton – This Pennsylvania city’s parade is one of the oldest and largest. Since 1862, this parade has been one of the most popular, with current celebrations attracting crowds of around 150,000.

 

Chicago – The Irish community makes up a large part of Chicago’s celebration. Chicago dyes the Chicago River green and holds the South Side Parade, which has had to be scaled back in recent years due to the celebration growing too large for the Irish groups that hold the parade.

 

New Orleans– This coastal city was the largest point of immigration for the Irish. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are typically held at the community or neighborhood level.

 

Ireland – This celebration is more religious in nature, as it is considered a religious feast day. While it was made an official holiday in 1903, the first Saint Patrick’s Festival was held in 1996. During recent years, the event has become more cultural and consists of weeklong celebrations in the streets.

 

Whether you are going to one of these famous celebrations or throwing a party of your own, Atlanta Bread catering is the perfect way to top off this famed holiday. We’ve suggested a few of our favorite dishes that may bring you luck below:

Creole Shrimp Caesar— crisp romaine lettuce, topped with shaved parmesan, fresh-baked croutons, seasoned shrimp and house-made Caesar dressing. (Limited Time Offer)

 

Italian Sausage, Kale & Parmesan Soup— sautéed kale, crumbled sausage and shaved parmesan, whisked together with a touch of cream and served with fresh-baked baguette. (Limited Time Offer)

 

Chicken Waldorf— chicken dried cranberries, fresh apples, walnuts & mayo on cranberry walnut bread.

 

Hot Pastrami Panini— pastrami, swiss cheese & spicy mustard on rye bread.

 

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2. http://dish.allrecipes.com/irish-recipes-for-st-patricks-day/
3. http://southbostonparade.org/
4. https://www.nycstpatricksparade.org/
5. http://stpatparade.com/
6. https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/parade7.html
7. http://www.stpatricksdayneworleans.com/icp.html
8. http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/