Food - Drink
Chicken Salad Is More Nutritious Than You Might Have Thought
By ELIZABETH BLASI
As popular today as it was over 50 years ago, chicken salad can be served with your favorite greens, sandwiched between two slices of bread, or just by itself. Besides being flavorful and filling, chicken salad is one of the healthiest snacks or meals you can choose whether you’re scanning a menu or planning a meal.
Chicken salad can be a low-calorie, protein-rich meal on its own, but when combined with a vegetable-rich diet, poultry may also lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Compared to other types of meat-based protein, chicken can reduce the risk of getting overweight because it is a lean source of protein.
While store-bought mayo is frequently used for the dressing, making your own mayonnaise at home with avocado or olive oil can lower the danger of consuming hydrogenated vegetable oils. Adding fruits and nuts increases the salad's antioxidant content while seeds and nuts increase the consumption of omega-3 fatty acids.