The struggle is real. Yes I decided to join the #orangetheoryfitness #8weektransformationchallenge #otf_arvada
With enjoying all my favorite Italian foods while teaching cooking classes and traveling to Italy some extra pounds have found their way to my body. Damn it ! So this challenge will be perfect for me for my next travel to Italy in June.
I just cannot eat eggs every morning of the week. I don’t care how they are prepared and how beautifully plated. I can’t do it. So this morning is a chicken salad bowl. After the “Everest” work out this morning (it’s exactly what you think… climbing a freakin mountain and descending ) I was starving.
I had some left over chicken breast from a Vietnamese Cooking Class, I love the marinade. It’s always nice to switch things around and try new flavors.
Here is the marinade:
3 tablespoons soy sauce or Bragg’s Liquid Amino’s
3 tablespoons olive or avocado oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 bulbs lemongrass thinly sliced
1 inch piece of ginger finely chopped
1 clove garlic minced
Let chicken marinate at least 30 minutes. A full day gives more flavor. I used chicken tenderloin pieces.
For the salad:
Mediterranean Crunch Chopped Salad from Costco (throw out the innner bag of ingredients. Use the the greens it’s a time saver)
Match stick : cucumbers, red peppers, radishes (don’t have the time to cut tiny match sticks…cut as you want. I like the crunch from these veggies)
Small handful of slivered almonds
Squeeze of lemon
Drizzle with avocado oil
Great also served with cauliflower fried rice. Stir fry peppers, onions & asparagus!!!