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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Soup Sunday- Chicken Quinoa Soup

Chicken Quinoa Soup

This recipe was modified from one posted by Runners World. The recipe was proposed to help with recovery.  Amino acids in chicken rebuild broken down muscle tissue, the carbs in quinoa refuel the body.  Quinoa provides magnesium which may improve muscle strength.  I modified to make it quicker and faster to prepare.

1 tablespoon olive oil
½ medium onion chopped
2 cloves finely chopped garlic
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup cubed cooked chicken
2 stalks celery chopped
2 carrots chopped
4 ounces mushrooms chopped
1 cup quinoa cooked
½ teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon marjoram

Place oil in stockpot. Cook onions and garlic until tender or about 2 minutes.  Add chicken broth, chicken, celery, carrots, and mushrooms. Bring to a boil; add the cooked quinoa and spices.  Makes 4 servings.

I cooked the quinoa using my rice cooker, much easier than standing over the stove.


Author at National Duathon Championship 2013

Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a two time participant of the Boston Marathon.  She was the 2012 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division. In 2013 she qualified as a member of the Team USA Duathlon Team. She will compete in 2014 at the Age Group World Duathlon Sprint Championship in Pontevedre Spain.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.
Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 143 members in 28 states. We also have members in Australia, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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