RECIPE: MEXICAN TACO CHICKEN SALAD
This fabulous recipe comes from Christine Bailey, a Berkshire-based award-winning nutritional therapist, chef, author and broadcaster with a passion for creating delicious, nourishing recipes and transforming peoples’ relationship with healthy food.
Mexican Taco Chicken Salad with Avocado Dressing by Christine Bailey
Soya Free, Nut Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free
A recipe for crunchy chicken salad that’s fresh, healthy and packed with colourful vegetables. Avocadoes provide plenty of monounsaturated oleic acid, known for its anti-inflammatory benefits. Studies have also shown that eating avocado with veggies can dramatically increase the amount of antioxidants you take in.
Preparation time: 15 minutes / Serves 4
1/2 avocado (reserve the rest for the salad)
1 clove garlic, crushed
1tbsp lemon juice
1tbsp olive oil
salt and black pepper
2 Little Gem lettuce leaves, shredded
100g canned sweetcorn, drained
12 cherry tomatoes, halved
Handful of pitted olives (black)
1/3 cucumber, deseeded and cut into chunks
2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded
60g corn tortilla chips (check labels for allergens)
- Make up the dressing by placing all the ingredients in a blender with 1-2tbsp water. Process to form a smooth thick dressing.
- Put the lettuce, sweetcorn, tomatoes, olives, cucumber and chicken in a bowl. Drizzle over the avocado dressing and scatter with the tortilla chips to serve.
My Kids Can’t Eat That: How to Deal with Allergies & Intolerances in Children. Christine Bailey Nourish Books 2018
Parents want the best for their children, but being diagnosed with a food allergy can feel very daunting, both for the parent and the child. Nutritionist and Chef Christine Bailey’s latest book: My Kids Can’t Eat That: How to Deal with Allergies & Intolerances in Childrenis the ideal resource for families. With three children herself who all have various food reactions, Christine has plenty of experience in creating nourishing allergen-free recipes. In addition, being a qualified functional nutritionist, Christine discusses the many reasons why allergies develop, and how to address the underlying imbalances linked to gut and immune health. With over 60 delicious family-friendly allergen free recipes included, plus meal plans and plenty of practical advice on avoiding cross-contamination, coping when travelling, eating away from home and managing parties and family events.
Find out more at www.christinebailey.co.uk