Spicy Chicken with Avocado Salsa
The recipe of the month is Spicy Chicken with Avocado Salsa. This is a light and flavor-filled meal, perfect for summer. All of the ingredients for this recipe are faves and the combination is perfect. The health benefits are a bonus. The recipe is One for One Certified. Because cayenne pepper and salsa are used to create flavor, there is no need for salt. In addition, the recipe has 23 grams of protein and is low in carbohydrates.
Watch Stephanie DeBerry, the ONIE nutritionist, and Meredith Scott, Project Coordinator, demonstrate how easy it is to prepare this meal for your family.
Tip: Serve with brown steamed rice instead of white rice for added health benefits. Studies show those who eat 2 or 3 servings of brown rice each week instead of white rice are at lower risk of Type II diabetesand have lower blood glucose levels.
From the ONIE Project Team
1. Sun, Q., Spiegelman, D., van Dam, R. M., Holmes, M. D., Malik, V. S., Willett, W. C., & Hu, F. B. (2010). White Rice, Brown Rice, and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in US Men and Women. Archives of Internal Medicine, 170(11), 961–969. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2010.109.
2. Panlasigui LN, Thompson LU. Blood glucose lowering effects of brown rice in normal and diabetic subjects. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 2006;57(3-4):151-158.