I discovered this recipe in Autumn Calabrese’s Fixate. It is absolutely amazing. It’s called Creamy Chicken Salad. Let me tell you something. I don’t like Greek Yogurt. I couldn’t eat it for the longest time, and I was skeptical of this recipe because it called for Greek Yogurt. The big secret?! I couldn’t even taste it! I modified it a bit by adding dill…a must for me in chicken salad. This is the best chicken salad I have ever eaten in my life!
Creamy Chicken Salad
3 cups chopped chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
1/2 cup chopped green apple
1/2 cup seedless red grapes, cut in half
2 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup honey mustard salad dressing (see below)
1 tsp of dill
Honey Mustard Dressing:
1/2 cup reduced fat (2%) plain greek yogurt
3T Dijon mustard, gluten-free
3T raw honey
3T rice vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
kosher salt to taste
First, make the dressing. Mix everything together, except the oil. Once it’s all mixed, slowly pour the oil in while whisking the mixture.
Next, mix all of your ingredients together in a bowl. Pour the dressing in and mix well.
The recipe yields 4 cups, and the serving size is 1 1/2 cup. You can eat it plain, put it over lettuce or put it in a whole wheat tortilla and make a delicious wrap!
I apologize. I’ve been so busy with things that I haven’t had an opportunity to update.
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Back to my Fix!
I completed last week, doing the Pilates Fix, Cardio Fix, and the Dirty 30. I did not, regretfully, do Yoga Fix. Out of the three, Dirty 30 was my favorite because it’s weight work. It was intense – Autumn calls it Dirty 30 for a reason! But I felt I got the most out of it. My least favorite was Pilates and that’s because it’s hard for me to work on breathing while doing the work. The C-series is awkward and I’m not sure I’m doing it right. However, you know that little burn you feel the next day after a good workout? Yeah, I felt that after Pilates. I know it worked my body hard.
I started my 3rd week today. Definitely got those Surrenders out of the way! That’s the best part about Monday…I know I don’t have to do them again for a week!
My goal this week is to up my heavy weight again. I’m using 5 lbs weights and I think I can do 8. I wasn’t as tired I thought I should have been today. Also, my arms aren’t sore. When I don’t have that ache, I feel like I didn’t push my all.
This program is absolutely amazing. I’ve lost an inch off my waist, hips, and 1.5 inches off my bust! In two weeks! I cannot recommend this plan enough.
I do. Simple fact. Are the workouts tough? Yes. Do I cuss at my TV? Hell yes, I do. Am I seeing results a week in? YES.
Upper Body Fix was tough and I felt it in my abs long after the DVD was over. But, oh, it burns so good! I don’t mind Upper Body day. It focuses solely on the arms and core. It is 2 rounds, 5 exercises a piece. My favorite workout is one where you lay on your back and do a modified lat pull over. Having dabbled with the 21 Day Fix before, I’ve always used the least amount of weight possible. Not yesterday. I worked it and used my heavier dumbbells. I pushed my limit, and although I probably didn’t burn as many calories as I would have liked, I worked hard and was sweating profusely at the end. Also, the plank series is NO JOKE. Your entire body will work. But man…today I felt like a million bucks! Why? I fit into a pair of jeans I couldn’t button a month ago!
Lower Body Fix is exactly what it sounds like: exercises focused solely on the lower body. Sure, your arms get a little work, but this is for the booty and the legs. Lower Body is 4 rounds, 2 exercises a piece. My favorite workout in this one is probably standing on my toes (works the calf muscles). Autumn does something tricky during Lower Body. She makes you hold the position for the last 10 seconds. She does this on Calf Raises, Sumo Squats and Split Squats. Talk about burning! Those 10 seconds are intense, but sure, you can do anything for 10 seconds…if you scream at the screen enough.
My meals the last two days have been yummy. For Cinco De Mayo, I made homemade ground turkey tacos, rice, and homemade tortilla chips (1 red, 3 yellow, 1 teaspoon, 2 green, 1 blue). I had leftovers tonight. They were loaded with taste and filling! I’ll post to recipe soon! My problem with this meal plan isn’t that I can’t eat something; it’s that I have to keep eating. I feel so full! I’ve never had a program give me that! But it makes sense and here’s why. We have fed our body junk for so long that we are all malnourished. We lack what we really need. Because junk food is so calorie heavy, however, we are so used to watching that magical number and worrying about it. To get what we really need to make our bodies as efficient as possible, we have to eat. We need lots of veggies, fruit, meats, carbs, and oils! When you really figure it how much it is, it’s a lot because foods, such as veggies, are so low in calories but are so filling because of all the fiber. Dieting doesn’t work because of this very reason! You can’t heavily restrict calorie intake and expect to have your body fully nourished! You just can’t! You have to eat. But the key is you have to eat the right foods! So enjoy those 1500-2000 calories, just make sure they are the right KIND of calories. Your body needs fuel and this program shows you how to do it!
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