Here is a simple nutrient-packed lunchbox option that we loved to serve on top of a bed of greens or lettuce wraps. Dill and red onions are excellent sources of the flavonoid, quercetin. Quercetin is neuroprotective against glutamate-induced oxidative stress, free radicals and helps to inhibit glutamate release (which decreases neuron firing). Dill is also a natural antimicrobial and helps to property utilize fatty acids. Delicious and beneficial!
3 c. Shredded Chicken
1/2 c. Homemade Mayo
1/4 c. Dill (packed)
1/2 c. Green Grapes (quartered)
3 tbsp. Red Onion (diced)
1/2 tsp. Sea salt
1/4 tsp. Ground pepper
Shred or chop cook chicken by hand. Add all ingredients into a medium bowl and stir until well combined. Serve immediately or place covered in the refrigerator for future use.
Don’t be afraid to toss in a few extra herbs into this one! Milk thistle, nettle, horsetail, microgreens, celery, jicama, etc. can all easily be added for a little additional nutritional value!