Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Low Carb, Anti-Inflammatory Meals.
This is one of my favorite entree salad recipes because it is super hearty and filling. It is loaded with nutrient dense, whole food ingredients and clean protein and you will love the flavor profiles it brings. This salad also keeps well (even dressed) for leftovers for a couple of days.
If red cabbage isn't the most popular vegetable at your house, try mixing in some firm, light greens like romaine. Shred them like you would when making tacos and mix into cabbage as desired. I tried this trick recently on my step-dad who HATES cabbage and he ate the whole plate! The "pre-marinate" and dressing helps the cabbage to become softer to chew and less bitter - I've converted many non-cabbage eaters to cabbage lovers with this salad! it is a must try for sure friends!
Chinese Chicken Salad (PRINT RECIPE) (PRINT ANTI-INFLAMMATORY VERSION)
Makes 4 servings
1 ¼ pound organic, free range chicken breast, thinly sliced into ¼ inch strips
2/3 a medium head red cabbage, very thinly sliced
2 medium carrots, shredded
5 green onions, green and white parts, diced
2-4 cups hard lettuce like romaine (shredded) (optional)
5 tablespoons coconut aminos (substitute gluten free or regular soy sauce or tamari here)
2 tablespoons honey or agave, divided**
2 cloves garlic
1 ½ inches fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
1/3 cup cilantro, tightly packed
¼ cup creamy natural almond butter (can substitute creamy natural peanut or sunflower seed butter here)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice
1 tablespoon coconut oil, divided
1 ½ tablespoons sesame oil
1/3 cup almonds, chopped
**For a more anti-inflammatory version, you can decrease honey to 1 tablespoon total or substitute a few drops of dark liquid stevia instead here is you are avoiding sugar all together or are doing a detox diet or gut repair protocol.
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
I practice functional nutrition, an approach that allows me to look at your entire health history and help you find the "root causes" of your chronic health complaints.
This cuts out the trial and error process and helps you get real symptom relief and resolution!
Food is medicine and knowledge is power -I hope you enjoy my anti-inflammatory recipes which are gluten, dairy, and soy free as well as very low grain and sugar.
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