Friday, June 12, 2009

Weight-Loss Recipe: DIVA Beet and Chicken Salad

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Diva Beet and Chicken Salad
1 beet, cooked, cooled and chopped
3 oz. chicken breast (from a rotisserie chicken), chopped or shredded
2 cups organic spring mix salad
1/3 cup carrots, shredded
1/3 cup peas, cooked and cooled
1 tomato, chopped
1 Tbsp. Balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Preparation: Place beet in small saucepan and boil for about 20 minutes or until al dente. Set aside and let cool slightly. While the beet is cooking, carve out the breast from your rotisserie chicken, cut into small pieces and set aside. Mix together spring mix, carrots, peas, and tomatoes. Add the beet and chicken (cold or warm). Toss with Balsamic vi

Makes 1 Serving
Nutritional Value: 
  • 360 calories
  • 33.2 g protein
  • 31.5 g carbs 
  • 9.5 g fat 
  • 8.3 g fiber
  • 355 mg sodium

NOTES: If you are a vegetarian or vegan, just skip the chicken! Try adding eggplant OR fresh, unsalted almonds instead!  

Poultry (lean chicken and turkey) should be organically (grass-fed) raised and always choose the lean pieces, without the skin!  Chicken is a great source of protein, niacin, B vitamins and other nutrients.  Chicken promotes optimal health, energy production, heart health, and bone health.  

Beets are high in nutrients, low in calories, and contain almost 4 grams of fiber in 1 cup!  They contain phytonutrient pigments that provide powerful antioxidant protection.  Beets are also rich in folate, which is a B vitamin that is important for a healthy heart and essential for normal growth tissue.  

This is a great summer dish, easy to make and great for weight loss!  

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