Specialty grocer Gelson’s is helping shoppers make better food choices this year with the introduction of two new Mediterranean-inspired salads for Gelson’s Kitchen. Packed with probiotics and antioxidants, Jessica’s Pomegranate Chicken Salad and Jessica’s Super Antioxidant Chopped Salad were created exclusively for Gelson’s by registered dietitian Jessica Siegel.
“I created Super Antioxidant Chopped Salad many years ago to help our customers enjoy a combination of antioxidant-rich foods in one vegetarian dish. I was inspired to make the salad even healthier by using Greek yogurt to add protein and probiotics and boost the antioxidant power of the recipe by adding a turmeric boost. The result is always so delicious, ”said Siegel.
“Pomegranate Chicken Salad contains crisp, nutrient-dense pomegranate arils to complement the juicy and tender chicken breast. Instead of mayonnaise, I use Greek yogurt to create a high protein creaminess, ”Siegel continued. This versatile chicken salad can be eaten on its own, in a wrap, or with Jessica’s Super Antioxidant Chopped Salad.
Known for its exclusive, chef-prepared recipes, Gelson’s offers a myriad of ready-made salads that patrons can enjoy at home. With the new salads, shoppers also benefit from even more nutritious and microbiome-friendly green meals.
Siegel also offers free virtual consultations for clients seeking advice on regulating inflammation by educating them about healthier eating options and evaluating ways to improve their nutritional goals.
Based in Encino, California Gelson currently operates 27 full-service specialty grocery stores in Southern California. Each Gelson’s has all the amenities of a traditional supermarket, with the local flavor of a neighborhood market.