Once you add the lettuce, pita or wrap this meal honors The Menopause Makeover Food Pyramid food ratios of 35% protein, 40% carbohydrates, and 25% fats. This yummy recipe helps you fight the menopause midsection and love handles!
Chicken Curry Salad
by Staness Jonekos
The Menopause Makeover
prep time = 20 minutes, allow time to chill before serving
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 spring onions, large
1/4 cup walnut halves, chopped
1 small apple, peeled and cubed
2 cups cooked chicken, breast meat only, chopped
Dash of pepper
¼ cup scallions, thinly sliced
-Puree the cottage cheese in a food processor. Add curry powder and pepper. Mix well. Puree to the desired consistency. I prefer a thicker puree, so be careful not to over-process this mixture.
-Add onions, walnut halves, apples and chopped chicken to the curry mixture.
-Serve on a bed of baby lettuce, or in 1/2 whole wheat pita, or 1/2 a whole wheat wrap.
-Serve chilled. Please note, it is best to make this recipe a few hours before serving. Sprinkle thinly sliced scallions on top.
Calories 193 (without the pita or wrap)
Protein 26.3 grams
Carbs 6.3 grams
Fat 7.2 grams
Fiber 1.5 grams
By using curry, this scrumptious recipe contains enhanced health benefits. Curry is a blend of various spices, with the most common mixture being turmeric, ground cumin, cardamom and coriander. Curry boasts anti-inflammatory properties and can help promote neurological health.
With the addition of other healthy ingredients such as onions, apples and chicken (an excellent lean meat choice), this salad is a healthy yet delicious way to jumpstart your summer.
I like to serve this salad with sliced, chilled pears or apples on the side, and sparkling water with a sprig of mint … yummy!