Many people think aging is all about family genetics, but that’s just not the case. Research has shown that lifestyle factors – diet, exercise, smoking and other harmful behaviors – play a much greater role on physical aging than genetics.
As we start the new year, the chefs at Asbury Place would like to share a delicious recipe to bring color and health to your winter months.
Avocados contain more potassium than bananas and are high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Peppers are one of the highest dietary sources of Vitamin C and are rich in many other vitamins, including A.
1 to 2 skinless chicken breasts
Mexican seasoning packet or blend of your choice
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
I ripe avocado
Romaine or red leaf lettuce
Coat uncooked chicken breasts in Mexican seasonings at least 1 hour before preparing and refrigerate. Slice chicken breasts or dice if you prefer.
Slice peppers and peel and slice avocado.
In a pan over medium heat, sauté chicken in vegetable oil and garlic for 5 to 10 minutes depending on amount. Remove chicken from heat and add peppers to the pan. Sauté peppers until slightly translucent. Should still remain firm to the touch.
In a bowl, toss chicken, peppers, avocado and tomatoes. Spoon on top of shredded lettuce. Top with dressing of your choice. Asbury Place recommends a blend of salsa and ranch dressing.
Bring a friend and join Asbury Place on January 18 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to Lunch & Learn about active, engaging and maintenance-free retirement living with a plan for the future. Call 423.245.0360 to RSVP!