Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Top 20 Healing Foods- Avocados

At Naloma Kitchen I hope to inspire you to eat real, whole foods, and eat deliciously.  I don't believe that you need to give up on delicious, sometimes decadent, food just because you want to eat more healthfully.  Over the next few weeks I will be sharing recipes I've put together using the to 20 healing foods.  Add these to your diet over the next few weeks and see how amazing you'll feel.

Key Nutrients:
Vitamin A
Monounsaturated fat

Avocados sometimes get a bad wrap because of their high fat content.  But they are an incredible source of good-for-you monounsaturated fat.  Replacing saturated fats with monounsaturated fats can help to lower your cholesterol.  Avocados are also high in beta-sitoseterol, a plant sterol that blocks the absorption of cholesterol from food.

They also contain more soluble fiber and protein that any other fruit.  Half of an avocado provides more potassium than a banana.  And they are chock-full of glutathione, a powerful cancer-fighting antioxidant.

2 tablespoons brown sugar

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together the brown sugar and water. Bring to a boil, then pour into a medium bowl. Stir in the garlic chili sauce and lime juice. Set the dressing aside.

In a large bowl, toss together the chicken, mangos and avocados. Arrange the spring salad mix on serving plates, then top with a few spoonfuls of the chicken mixture. Pour dressing over the top.

Editor's Note: A friend of mine asked whether the chili garlic sauce was homemade or not.  It's not.  You buy it.  This is what you're looking for.  If you can't find in your area you could always try stirring some garlic into sri racha sauce.  But I think it's a lot spicier so you might want to just do it to taste!  Also, it makes a lot of dressing, so you'll probably have some left over. It would make an awesome marinade.  :)

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