Thai Chicken Salad
As sometimes happens with Rheumatoid Auto Immune Desease, I am experiencing an unexpected new flare this weekend. Its in my right hand, right across my knuckles and in the upper palm making my hand very sore and with limited use. My Arthritis Kitchen strategy is to prepare meals that are super rich in antioxidants and high in omega-3 to help my body deal with the inflammation and to make things easy to prepare with little chopping and prep work.
Last nights dinner was a Thai Chicken Salad with noodles. A variety of dark leafy greens, sunflower and green lentil sprouts along with green onions made up the salad. This was topped with warm grilled chicken and a Thai Peanut dressing with shallots and ginger. Served over a bed of Asian noodles and tossed all together made for a fantastic meal full of antioxidants and vitamins.Arthritis Kitchen Tips
To make this Arthritis Kitchen friendly with my sore hand I purchased some ingredients that would require less prep work. To avoid washing and cutting lettuce, purchase a bag of pre-washed organic spring mix. I also purchased chicken tenders which required no chopping at all. While I generally purchase whole chicken and produce for the price and enjoy prepping them myself, when having a flare these types of things are definitely worth it.
For the dressing, shallots and ginger. To avoid any chopping simply use a fine grate microplane. It is my go to kitchen tool to make quick work of anything that your recipe calls for a minced or finely chopped.