Full body health begins with the little things we do every day. That's right....every day! Did you know that incorporating fresh herbs and spices into your meals adds thousands of flavonoid compounds that benefit your health and the health of your microbiome? Flavonoids from plant foods have been found to possess anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, are protective against neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration, and help prevent a wide range of cancers. Fresh basil, cilantro, mint, parsley, rosemary, thyme garlic, turmeric, and ginger are herbs and spices that can easily be incorporated into your daily meals. You've probably noticed that I add quite a bit of fresh herbs to my recipes! Not only do these herbs brighten the flavors of the final dish, but they add an abundance of phytonutrients that reduce inflammation and prevent disease!
This Thai-style grilled chicken salad contains ingredients rich in anti-inflammatory flavonoids such as fresh basil, cilantro, mint, red cabbage, peppers, cucumbers, peanut butter (organic), and lime juice! The chicken can be cooked on a grill or on your stove in a cast iron grill pan. Make a big batch of the salad, chicken, and dressing and store each in separate containers in your fridge for quick, nutrient-dense lunches throughout the week!
If you are on a meat-free diet, you can use the marinade for a fillet of salmon or halibut, then drain off the marinade and bake the fish in the oven until it is cooked through and flakes easily. If you are on a peanut-free diet, use roasted sunflower seed butter or almond butter in the dressing instead.