Truth be told…life right now is all about what is easiest. I am sure a lot of you can relate! I have spent the last 4 weeks recovering from a hysterectomy, with abdominal incision, so as you can imagine it hasn’t been the most fun experience lol. I’m still not 100%, and Personal Training and Coaching keeps me very busy, not to mention my family and kids, so meals have to be quick. When I am feeling back to normal, I will venture back into meals that take a little longer. My mom came to visit though, that was fun. Ill be honest, it was right after my surgery and I was on pain medication, so I barely remember her visit haha. My kids are kinda bummed she had to leave so soon…but I hope we can make another visit happen during the fall/winter. Plus, who doesn’t want to come here for Christmas Markets?! That is probably the best part of Germany living!
It has been CRAZY hot this summer…anyone else dealing with no AC?! I love Germany, its a beautiful country, there are a lot of travel opportunities, but man…the fact that they don’t have AC in their homes kills me lol. I guess I am spoiled huh…Southern California girl for you I guess. I remember when we were stationed in Texas, I was pregnant, and it was 120 degrees but 65 in the house because the AC was on at ALL times. Even in the evening it was 100 degrees…it was crazy. That is one place I do not miss….Fort Hood anyway. For all who have been to Hood, I am sure you’re with me on that. I have only met 2 people who enjoyed living there lol.
Anyway, I made this Asian Chicken Salad last week. It was SO easy to make and we enjoyed it. My husband isn’t much of a chicken breast person, but he did like this. I think it’s because of the Coconut Aminos. If you haven’t tried Coconut Aminos you definitely should…it is like a better tasting (and better for you) Soy Sauce. It isn’t nearly as salty, its a little sweet from the coconut, low on the glycemic index, and makes phenomenal dressings! I only ordered 2 bottles thinking I would be the only one using it, but my 3 and 12 year old loved it, so now they use it on everything….which means I also need to order more. I love when I find something healthy they enjoy. Like Epic bars…my 3 year old is IN LOVE with the Bison Bacon Cranberry Epic Bar. I just got a 12 pack of them in the mail, and she was sitting in the back seat with the box and ate 2 on the way home from the mail box! If you have picky kids, or kids who just don’t like healthy foods, try giving them some of the paleo snacks from Epic or Steve’s Paleo Kits, or some of the many treats you find on our websites…they are bound to like something!
So on to the recipe…remember to tag me on Facebook @FoodIMakeMySoldier or hash tag #FoodIMakeMySoldier on Instagram if you make one of my recipes! Um…my phone broke last week so I am trying to figure out how to get a new one being how we are only here for 10 more months I can’t get a new contract…I will gladly accept any phone donations LOL…so I apologize if I don’t share it or see it right away. I don’t have Instagram until I can get a replacement 🙂
2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 cup Red Cabbage, thinly sliced
1 large Carrot, peeled and cut into matchsticks
1 Avocado, diced
1 Cucumber, diced
1 Orange, peeled and separated into sections
For the Dressing:
1/4 cup Coconut Aminos
1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp Grated Ginger
1/2 tsp Sriracha
salt and pepper
1/2 Green Onion, sliced thin
1. Heat your skillet on medium heat with a little coconut oil or natural (Kerry Gold is good) butter.
2. Season your chicken with salt and pepper, and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove from the heat and set aside.
3. In a mason jar (or small bowl) combine all the dressing ingredients and whisk together, set aside.
4. In a bowl, place your mixed greens and 1/2 cup of raw shredded cabbage.
5. Top with carrot matchsticks, avocado, cucumber and orange slices.
6. Shred your chicken, and place on top of your salad, and pour your dressing over the top.
Recipe makes 2 salads. Very simple…you can even do this with leftover chicken or store bought roasted chicken.
On the 21 Day Fix? Here is the breakdown for that….
Mixed Greens- 1 Green
Cabbage – 1 Green
Cucumber and Carrot – 1 Green
Orange – 1 Purple
Avocado – 1 Blue (check the size of your avocado, it could be 2 blue’s if you don’t measure it, but as you know the fix only allows 1 blue)
Chicken Breast – 1 Red
Dressing – I count this as 1/2 orange and 1 tsp