Chicken Avocado Salad

ChickenSalad240x90Avocado is high in monunsaturated fats which can help to protect your heart and it also count towards 1 of your 5 a day. Try to include, as here, at least 2-3 portions of your 5 a day at lunchtime.

With diabetes you should include a source of carbohydrate with this recipe. If you were to have 2 slices of wholegrain bread it would provide an additional 30g of carbohydrate.
Ingredients – Serves 4 Adults

  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and stones removed 
  • 390g/14 oz of skinless and boneless chicken fillets, around 3 fillets
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 handful of chopped fresh parsley
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Cook the chicken under a grill or non-stick pan
  • While that’s cooking, chop the avocados into small cubes
  • Mix the olive oil and pepper together with a fork
  • Remove the chicken and cut into strips
  • Serve in a salad bowl with the avocado
  • Drizzle the oil on top and garnish with the parsley according to taste

NB – bread or potatoes will add to the total carbohydrate of your meal and so will affect blood glucose readings.

Source: safefood