Doctors share their go-to nutritious meals

March is National Nutrition Month and we’re sharing go-to meals from some of our Dignity Health Medical Group physicians and advanced practice providers. Try these dishes the next time your in need of a healthy meal idea.

Dr. Chadha’s Green Cobb Salad
From Anila Chadha, MD, family and obesity medicine, Dignity Health Medical Group — Bakersfield

“This salad is a favorite of mine because it is easy to fix and remains fresh in my lunch box. It has adequate proteins, is full of fiber and has healthy fat, and is low in carbohydrates,” says Dr. Chadha. 

Nutrition Month Dr. Chadha - BlogIngredients:

  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Arugula
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Grilled chicken
  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Mozzarella cheese

Super Spinach Salad
From Cindy Yang, MD, family and obesity medicine, Dignity Health Medical Group — Northridge

“I eat this salad religiously, twice a week, because it tastes wholesome and keeps me energized. This salad is full of nutritious multicolored vegetables, fruit, legumes, whole grains, and seeds. Many of these ingredients are considered ‘superfoods’ due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content,” says Dr. Yang.

Nutrition Month Dr. Davis - BlogIngredients:

  • Spinach
  • Avocados
  • Quinoa
  • Carrots
  • Cranberries
  • Chickpeas
  • Edamame
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Ginger-miso dressing

Salmon Salad with Balsamic Dressing
From Ryan Macht, MD, bariatric surgeon, Dignity Health Medical Group — Sequoia

“This is a favorite of mine because it’s quick and easy to make! I cook the salmon in the air fryer and it’s done in about 15 minutes. The vegetables have a lot of nutrients and fiber, which helps with satiety and the salmon is a great source of protein,” says Dr. Macht.

Nutrition Month Dr. Macht - Blog - IGIngredients:

  • Lettuce of your choice
  • Carrots
  • Avocado
  • Blue cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Salmon seasoned with BBQ and everything bagel seasoning

Pan-fried Tofu
From Jillian Chelson, PA, family medicine, Dignity Health Medical Group — Dominican

“I like this recipe because it has good levels of fiber and protein. The celery has  diuretic properties and the garlic and onion have immune-enhancing properties,” says Jillian.

Nutrition Month - Jillian - BlogIngredients:

  • Tofu fried in avocado oil
  • Romaine lettuce leaves (used as “boats”)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Garlic
  • Celery
  • Soy sauce
  • Hot sauce
  • Sesame seeds

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