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Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

April 15, 2014

I HAVE to share yesterdays lunch with you guys!  There is no real reason why, if I were in my right mind, I should be so excited about this meal…..but I just can’t help it.

I am always looking for new ways to enjoy protein-packed meals that aren’t the usual shake, bar, or grilled chicken.  As is always often the case, anything new and exciting in my life comes by way of Pinterest.  This recipe is no different.

I have never been a fan mayonnaise heavy….well, anything so chicken salad sandwiches have never really been my thing.  That is until now:

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(please note the blurry mutt on the left side just waiting for me to drop my lunch)

Here is the a link to the original recipe for Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich.  After stumbling upon the recipe and making sure that I had all the ingredients, I got to work tweaking and tailoring the recipe to my needs, tastes, and to what I had in my pantry.  I have been tracking my macros for about 3 weeks now (I am having lots of success with it but all that will have to wait for a later post) so I converted my ingredient list into grams and mixed all the ingredients in a bowl:

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Into my mix went the following:

– Chobani 0% Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt

– Grilled chicken breast (purchased from the deli case at the grocery store)

– dried cranberries

– red grapes

– pecans

– lemon juice

I would love to have added some tart green apples but it turned out we didn’t have any in the fridge – but I will certainly be prepared for next time.  After a few quick stirs, lunch was ready!

The original recipe calls for ciabatta rolls to serve the chicken salad on, but I wanted something a little lighter and full of whole grains. I went with some small, whole wheat tortillas instead:

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Add a little pepper on top and here you have it:

IMG_3626So damn delicious!!

I highly recommend checking out the original recipe above and taking this one for a spin…it is tres delicious!

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Today was a day full of workouts – both minimal and the type where you pray for death.  Let me explain. After my last morning client, I hopped on the treadmill where I warmed up for 10 minutes before I did two rounds of my incline sprint workout.  I am really digging this super quick treadmill circuit — it is over fast and I am left a sweaty, panting mess when it’s done.  I then cooled down with some more treadmill walking before heading out to attend the 10am CrossFit class.

On my way there, I swung into Steam Dot and got myself an iced americano:

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I’m sure glad I did because the extra jolt of caffeine sure did help me get through today’s WOD.

After warming up, we completed 4 rounds of 6 dead lifts and 5 box jumps.  Now, these are not your normal, every day, run-of-the-mill box jumps, oh no!  Rather we were instructed to hold a squat for five seconds and then explode out of said  squat onto a 24inch box.  And, that is after doing dead lifts.

My legs were toast after the second round and I was kicking myself (or would have been if I could have lifted my legs that high) for doing all those incline sprints.

After that, it was onto the WOD which was –

3 rounds for time of:

– 15 Pull Ups

– 25 Kettle Bell Swings

– 400 meter run.

This was, by far, the hardest workout I have done at CrossFit and I was left with arms so worn out that they were shaking while I was driving.  The best part about this workout was that the run was outdoors making it, technically, my first outdoor run of the season.  As I would hit the door headed outside I was greeted with amazingly cool and refreshing air that made the run all the more easy.  Not to mention, the 400 meters was an out and back with the out being up a slight hill which means the back was all downhill.  It was awesome!!

I would arrive back at the gym after my run, completely out of breath and try to go right into the next rounds pulls ups but man, I could not catch my breath!

I am pretty sure I almost died during that workout.  Then vomited.  Yes, death and then vomit.  It could happen.

My final mini workout of the day came between my evening clients – I had 30 minutes to kill so I got back on Mr. Treadmill and completed 20 minutes of walking at various speeds.

Nothing fancy.  Nothing crazy, but it was still something and after that killer WOD something was so much better than nothing!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 17, 2014 10:20 am

    Love this! I love chicken salad but I really wish mayo would just find a cold dark place and stay there so this sounds perfect! I’m SO trying this recipe!

    • April 20, 2014 5:39 pm

      Yeah, mayo is a weird, cold, gelatinous substance that I just don’t understand!!
      Make sure to add some lemon juice to the mixture before you stir it, I forgot to mention that in the post.
      I hope you like it!

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