In this video, Dr. David A. Gentile, the Medical Director of Oasis medicine, shows us a simple recipe for Grilled Chicken Salad using easy-to-find ingredients. The “no-cook” recipe is not only delicious and healthy, it’s takes very little effort to prepare. It’s well-suited for seniors living on their own.
This is a 2015 Aging in Place in Surburbia nutrition demonstration that broadcasted from North Hempstead’s Yes We Can Community Center. The show was presented by Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board along with the Town’s Project Independence.
The recipe uses a pre-grilled chicken breast, sliced against the grain, an avocado, vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped onions, parsley, cilantro, lemon, lime, cumin, pepper and extra-virgin cold-pressed olive oil.
Together, these fresh and colorful ingredients make for a dish that is at once flavorful, healthy and easy to make.
Grilled chicken is the star of the show, providing a “lean and clean” source of protein. A skinless chicken ensures that there is no unnecessary fat in the dish. Avocados, which Dr. Gentile cites as an excellent substitute for mayonnaise, are a rich source of monounsaturated fat, vitamin E and potassium.
The tomatoes are a great source of vitamin C, luteum and lycopene and add fresh flavor to the dish. The parsley and cilantro add brightness and are both chelating agents which cleanse our body of heavy metal toxin ions. The lemon and lime add acidity and flavor, while preventing oxidation of the avocado. Chopped onions, cumin, pepper and olive oil all give the dish a delicious complexity.
Watch this video to learn how to create this dish, as well as listen to Dr. Gentile’s cooking advice.
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