• Roasted Chicken and Vegetable Summer Salad, a phytochemical powerhouse

    Phytochemical Summer Salad with Roasted Chicken

    My favorite thing about the summer is the salads! I begin craving them as soon as the weather gets warm and eat them all summer.  For example, this summer salad with roasted chicken is one of my favorites.  You can’t go wrong with throwing every color vegetable onto a bed of spring mix.  Not only is it easy to do, but it’s so good for you! So, why does color matter? Phytochemicals!  There are hundreds present in any particular food.  Phytochemicals are what give the plant it’s color, aroma, and flavor.  They also protect the plant from infection and predators.  There are so many, and scientists haven’t even identified them…