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Power Green Salad with Grilled Chicken and Quinoa

By Darla Leal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Power Greens (Spinach and Kale)

  • 1/2 ripe sliced avocado

  • 1/2 cup shredded fresh carrots

  • 1/2 cup sliced peeled cucumber

  • 1/2 large organic tomato, chopped

  • 1 cup prepared grilled or baked chicken breast

  • 1/4 cup red #quinoa (or quinoa of choice)

  • 1/4 cup raw almonds

  • extra virgin olive oil for drizzle

  • fresh ground pepper for garnish

Preparation

In a large salad bowl, place #greens and top with grated carrot, sliced cucumber, chopped tomato, and sliced avocado. Add the quinoa and drizzle with olive oil. Toss the salad and place grilled or baked chicken to one side of the bowl. Garnish with raw almonds and fresh ground pepper. Yields one serving


Top 10 Health Benefit Facts about Quinoa and Why You Should Eat It


1. It is one of the top #SuperFoods

2. High nutrient value seed and gluten free

3. Contains all the essential #amino acids for a complete protein and 8g per serving

4. High in fiber and 5g per serving

5. High in vitamins and minerals, especially magnesium

6. Quinoa is non-GMO and usually organically grown

7. Still counts as a whole grain food

8. Contains antioxidants Quercetin and Kaempferol known to decrease inflammation in the body

9. Linked to improved metabolic health

10. Quinoa has been labeled a weight loss friendly food

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