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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Superfood Saturday- White Bean and Avocado Salad

It has been quite some time since I did a blog post. Yahoo in it's wisdom thought it was a good idea to lock me out of my account while I was in Texas for two weeks for the holidays.

Once I got back I had lots to do to prepare for all the company that descended on my house for the weekend of my dad's memorial service.

But hopefully I am back in the swing of doing the blog now. I don't think anyone reads it since there was no complaining when my screen went dark the last month.

I modified a recipe on-line for this salad I will be having for lunch this week.  Feel free to change it up to suit your tastes.

1 can white beans ( rinsed and drained)
2 avocado, chopped
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 cup shredded carrots
1 pint grape tomatoes cut in quarters

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon prepared Dijon mustard

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Add the dressing and mix well. Chill. Serve over lettuce or shredded cabbage.

Serves 4

Superfood Featured:  Beans, avocado


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

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 1756 members in 31 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France 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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