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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Salad Sunday-Spring Strawberry Chicken Salad

I read recently that when you eat greens the vitamins and minerals are better absorbed if a food high in vitamin C is part of the mix. Good candidates are oranges, tomatoes and blueberries.  I added strawberries to this one along with tomatoes.

1 box (5 oz.) Baby Spinach and Spring Salad Mix
1 quart fresh strawberries sliced
1 avocado diced
½ cup chopped celery
1 small yellow zucchini diced
1 cup baby carrots sliced
4 ounces mushrooms sliced
1 chicken thighs, seasoned, baked and shredded
½ cup sunflower seeds

½ cup olive oil
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
2 teaspoons grated lemon grass ( can use tablespoon of lemon juice instead)

Combine all of the vegetables and mix until evenly distributed. Add the chicken on the top.  Combine all the dressing ingredients and pour over the mixture. Add the sunflower seeds. Serves 6
Chris Wodke 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.  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 represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and will represent the US at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon.

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 196 members in 37 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland 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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