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Tropical Chicken Salad

During the middle of winter, anything tropical is most welcome, and this nutritious chicken salad is no exception. It’s loaded with inflammation fighters like vitamin C, good fats, enzymes, and low-fat protein — all of which can help ease back and joint pain. Plus, it tastes great!

Serves 4

Ingredients:

For salad:

  • 4 cups mixed organic salad greens, washed and patted dry
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced
  • 1 cup fresh papaya or mango, diced
  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple chunks (drain if canned, reserving juice)
  • 1 cup avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrot curls or slices
  • 1 can (15 oz) low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained

For dressing:

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 reserved pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon raw organic honey

Directions:

For dressing:

  1. Thoroughly mix all ingredients together, and set aside.

For salad:

  1. Toss mixed greens with dressing, coating leaves thoroughly.
  2. Arrange greens in four separate bowls or on plates.
  3. Place equal amounts of diced chicken on each salad.
  4. Distribute papaya or mango, pineapple, avocado, bell pepper, carrots, and black beans equally on each salad.

Enjoy with a slice of whole grain bread or toast and a glass of sparkling mineral water.

Nutritional information per serving: 419 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated), 35 g carbohydrates, 8 g fiber, 32 g protein, 65 mg cholesterol, 351 mg sodium, 13 g sugar

Note: Nutritional values are estimates only and may vary according to freshness of ingredients, methods of preparation, and other factors.

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Tropical Chicken Salad

During the middle of winter, anything tropical is most welcome, and this nutritious chicken salad is no exception. It’s loaded with inflammation fighters like vitamin C, good fats, enzymes, and low-fat protein — all of which can help ease back and joint pain. Plus, it tastes great!

Serves 4

Ingredients:

For salad:

  • 4 cups mixed organic salad greens, washed and patted dry
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced
  • 1 cup fresh papaya or mango, diced
  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple chunks (drain if canned, reserving juice)
  • 1 cup avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrot curls or slices
  • 1 can (15 oz) low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained

For dressing:

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 reserved pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon raw organic honey

Directions:

For dressing:

  1. Thoroughly mix all ingredients together, and set aside.

For salad:

  1. Toss mixed greens with dressing, coating leaves thoroughly.
  2. Arrange greens in four separate bowls or on plates.
  3. Place equal amounts of diced chicken on each salad.
  4. Distribute papaya or mango, pineapple, avocado, bell pepper, carrots, and black beans equally on each salad.

Enjoy with a slice of whole grain bread or toast and a glass of sparkling mineral water.

Nutritional information per serving: 419 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated), 35 g carbohydrates, 8 g fiber, 32 g protein, 65 mg cholesterol, 351 mg sodium, 13 g sugar

Note: Nutritional values are estimates only and may vary according to freshness of ingredients, methods of preparation, and other factors.

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Dr. Connealy graduated from the University of Texas School of Public Health and the Chicago Medical School. She then completed her post-graduate training at the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. A genuine health leader, Dr. Connealy has been published in the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association, as well as in numerous health columns and magazines. She‚??s also a frequent guest speaker for media and professional organizations all over the country. Today, Dr. Connealy is the Medical Director of the Center for New Medicine in Orange County, California and the author of the Newport Natural Health Letter. Dr. Connealy‚??s e-newsletter and website feature the same outlook she provides to the patients in her clinic ‚?? a combination of honest information, unique solutions, simple marching orders, and tough love. You‚??ll find that the advice Dr. Connealy has to share is thorough, effective, and supported by medical science ‚?? yet it‚??s easy to understand and act upon.

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