Doctors share their nutritious meals

March is National Nutrition Month, and we’re sharing meals from doctors and advanced practitioners at our Dignity Health medical group. Try these dishes the next time you need a healthy meal idea.

Dr. Chadda’s Green Cobb Salad
By Anila Chadha, MD, Family and Obesity Medicine, Dignity Health Medical Group — Bakersfield

“This salad is my favorite because it’s easy to fix and stays fresh in my lunchbox. It has sufficient protein, is full of fiber and has healthy fats, as well as being low in carbohydrates,” says Dr Chadha.

Nutrition Month Dr. Chadha - Blog


  • A thousand
  • Kale
  • Arugula
  • Tomato
  • Avocado
  • Grilled chicken
  • Hard boiled egg
  • Mozzarella cheese

Super spinach salad
From Cindy Young, MD, Family and Obesity Medicine, Dignity Health Medical Group — Northridge

“I eat this salad religiously twice a week because it tastes good and keeps me energized. This salad is full of nutritious colorful vegetables, fruits, 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 - BlogComposition:

  • Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Quinoa
  • carrot
  • Cranberry
  • Pea
  • Edamame
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Ginger-miso sauce

Salmon salad with balsamic dressing
Ryan Machtitz, MD, bariatric surgeon, Dignity Health Medical Group — Sequoia

“This is my favorite because it’s quick and easy to make. I cook the salmon in the air fryer and it’s ready in about 15 minutes. “Vegetables have lots of nutrients and fiber to help keep you full, and salmon is a great source of protein,” says Dr. Macht.

Nutrition Month Dr. Macht - Blog - IGComposition:

  • A thousand of your choice
  • carrot
  • Avocado
  • Blue cheese
  • Tomato
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Salmon seasoned with barbecue and allspice

Fried Tofu
From Jillian Chelson, PA, family medicine, Dignity Health Medical Group — Dominican

“I like this recipe because it has a good level of fiber and protein. “Celery has diuretic properties, and garlic and onion have immunity-boosting properties,” says Jillian.

Nutrition Month - Jillian - BlogComposition:

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

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