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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Salad Sunday-Chinese Chicken Salad

I usually do my cooking for the week on Sunday. Because I was in Phoenix last weekend for the Paratriathlon National Championships, I did not do my usual weekend cooking.

I got home late Tuesday, So later in the week, I found myself grocery shopping after working out.
I picked up a rotisserie chicken from the deli. I had thought about getting Chinese take out. It's tough to find time to cook during the week. Because by the time I work out and check e-mail my evening i pretty much done.  The chicken from the deli was a great solution. A bit healthier than take out and cheaper considering how many meals it makes for m.
 Paired with vegetables and some mashed potatoes it is an easy meal. I used part of that chicken for this recipe.  Hope you like it.

3 cups shredded Napa cabbage
1 small can bean sprouts
1 can sliced water chestnuts
3 stalks of celery chopped
2 ½ cups shredded cooked chicken
3 green onions sliced
¼ cup slivered almonds

3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

Combine all ingredients except almonds and sauce in large salad bowl.
In a small bowl mix  together the sauce ingredients.

Pour sauce over vegetables and toss vegetable mixture to coat.  Sprinkle almonds on top right before serving.

Serves 6

Author at PATCO Dallas 2014

Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three 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 and was eligible to compete in 2014 at the Age Group World Duathlon Sprint Championship in Pontevedre Spain.  She chose instead to represent the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT  is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 159 members in 30 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, 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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