Chicken Salpicon Happy for Health
Happy for Health
This recipe, from Cooking Light, makes six halfcup servings. Add some black beans or a salad
and dinner is done. For a milder flavor, seed the
peppers before slicing, or use fewer of them.
Makes Supper Super
• 6 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken
• 2 cups chopped seeded tomatoes
• ½ cup chopped onion
• ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
• 6 jalapeno peppers, sliced
• ¹⁄³ cup white vinegar
• 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
• Salt and pepper to taste
Recent research published in several
newspapers across the country reports that
people who appreciate the joy in small,
everyday events tend to be more resilient to
stress and have overall better health.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina conducted a
series of studies that asked participants to log their emotions
daily. Results showed that people who enjoy the happy moments
each day of their lives tend to be happier and are more resilient.
They didn’t necessarily deny upsetting events that happen to all
of us, and they didn’t label themselves as “Pollyannas.”
Lead journal author, Barbara Fredrickson, said, “This study
shows that if happiness is something you want out of life, then
focusing daily on the small moments and cultivating positive
emotions is the way to go.”
Take a moment and think about one thing today that made you
smile, laugh or happy. You’ll be healthier!
• ¾ cup diced peeled avocado
Add 1 inch of water to large skillet and bring to
a boil. Add chicken, simmer 8 minutes or until
done. Cool and cut into thin strips.
Combine chicken and next four ingredients in
a large bowl. In another bowl, mix vinegar,
oil, salt and pepper, then add it to the chicken
mixture. Toss gently to coat. Add avocado just
Yields: 6 servings
Nutritional Information: Calories: 194;
Fat 5.4g; Protein 28.1g; Carbohydrate
8.6g; Sodium 479 mg; Fiber 2.3g
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Making Sure You Get
the Proper Portion
Getting the right size when you eat is tricky.
Not many of us whip out our measuring
cups while we’re on the go to make sure
we only get one cup of rice, right?
Here are some ways to keep it straight.
Rice, pasta, fruit, veggies:
One cup = your fist size
Eating a salad every day for lunch can
get boring in a hurry and we know
that boredom can bring a trip to the
Try one of these healthy lunches when
salad becomes stale. Each entrée has
approximately 400 to 500 calories.
•Chipotle Mexican Grill® Vegetarian
Fajita Bowl (without guacamole).
Ask to replace rice with lettuce.
Meat, fish, poultry:
3 ounces = the palm of your hand
Nuts or raisins: 1 ounce = one handful
Chips, popcorn or pretzels: 1 ounce = 2 handfuls
Peanut butter or hard cheese: 1 ounce = the size
of your thumb
Cooking oil, mayo, butter or sugar:
1 teaspoon = the tip of your thumb
Have This, Or This
• Subway® Turkey Breast 6”
Sandwich and Veggie Delite Salad
with fat-free dressing.
• Chili’s® Chicken Fajita Pita (no fries)
and Steamed Seasonal Veggies with
• P.F. Chang’s China Bistro® Steamed
Shrimp Dumplings and Sichuan
Try these stretches to ward off afternoon
Wrist Stretch: Extend one arm in front with
your palm up, and grab your fingers with your
other hand. Gently pull hand down to stretch the
forearm. Repeat on the other side for 10 seconds.
Standing Hip Flexion: Stand with your abs in and
your spine straight. Lift one leg straight up until it is
level with your hip. Hold for 3 seconds, then repeat
on the other side.