Summer is here to stay, which means staying hydrated and eating lighter meals becomes even more critical as the weather gets warmer. Eating well and staying active will help you control weight and reduce your risk of various health conditions.
When the weather turns hot, our metabolism slows down, and we don’t burn as many calories to maintain our body temperature. We burn approximately 10 percent fewer calories in the hot weather.
A healthy lifestyle, which includes a healthy diet, is key to maintaining overall health and well-being. Here’s a nutritious and delicious summer recipe
Making this fresh and flavorful salad is as simple as combining avocado, shredded chicken, roasted corn, and red onion. And you can take it to work for lunch!
Avocado Chicken Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Two medium cooked chicken breasts shredded or chopped (we used rotisserie chicken)
Two ripe avocados pitted and diced
1/2 cup corn roasted, canned, or frozen
1/4 cup red or green onion minced
Two tablespoons cilantro minced (or parsley or dill)
Two tablespoons lime or lemon juice
Two tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Add the shredded chicken, avocado, onion, avocados, corn, and cilantro in a large bowl.
Drizzle with lime (or lemon) juice, olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Toss gently until all the ingredients are combined.
Additional add-ins that go well with this salad include chopped tomato, chopped cucumber, bacon chopped and cooked, or black beans.