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Raspberry Pecan Grilled Chicken Dinner Salad

Protein is an important component of Deb’s post-surgery diet. This salad is rich in protein and so much more. Chicken, of course, is an obvious source of protein. The pecans provide a plethora of nutrients, minerals and vitamins, are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, and are an excellent source of phenolic antioxidants, which help to decrease total and LDL (bad) levels of cholesterol in the blood and increase HDL (good) levels. Red raspberries contain anthocyanins, which contribute to heart health. Heart-healthy blue cheese (due to its goat milk base) also has anti-inflammatory properties. Finally, the spring mix is low in calories, contains very little sodium and is rich in nutrients. Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 grilled chicken breasts
  • 2 apples (optional)
  • 12 oz. spring mix
  • 3/4 cup fresh red raspberries
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 6 oz. blue cheese crumbles
  • Salad Dressing

Directions

Grill and slice the chicken breasts. If using apples, core and slice them. Toss the spring mix. Top with nuts and red raspberries (plus the optional apples). Add the sliced chicken. Add the blue cheese crumbles. Drizzle with a salad dressing you’ve made or purchased.

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