Recipes in Recovery: Ginger-Garlic Chicken Salad

At The Foundry Treatment Center Steamboat, a healthy lifestyle is an important part of complete recovery. The link between the body and the mind is powerful, and a healthy diet combined with regular exercise is an integral component of lasting recovery from Substance Use Disorder.

There is a common misconception that healthy food is bland and without flavor or excitement. Our goal is to shift how our clients define "healthy food", and shift their lifestyles towards sustainable nutrition. Serving bland, flavorless food would only set the stage for old eating habits and patterns to return down the line.

Below is the recipe for Ginger-Garlic Chicken Salad

- One of the many healthy meals served to clients at the Foundry Treatment Center Steamboat.


½ cup sesame oil

2 tbsp fresh ginger paste

1 clove garlic

1 TBSP coconut aminos

½ tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

1/3 cup onion-diced

2 TBSP honey

1 TBSP lemon juice

1/3 cup rice wine vinegar

*Mix all ingredients and mix in a blender or in a bowl with a whisk


1 cup kale shredded

1 cup cabbage shredded

½ cup carrots shredded

½ tbsp toasted peanuts

1 cooked chicken breast


1) season and cook chicken

2) mix greens, carrots and dressing

3) top with nuts

4) slice chicken and place on salad


Scott Przymus is the Executive Chef at The Foundry Treatment Center Steamboat, a rehab and substance use disorder treatment center located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

(844) 955-1066

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