Building An Athlete with Great Nutrition

March 29, 2017 by Angela Coon

I love to eat and I love to cook and I love to share especially when it comes to food. I made this salad up inspired by a yummy salad I enjoyed at a new restaurant  around the corner from where I live in Toronto Canada. 

Ange’s Kale, Parmesan and  Chicken Salad
Ange’s Kale, Parmesan and  Chicken Salad (Delicious and Nutritious all in one. I love it) 

  1. Chop up desired amount of Kale once you have washed and dryed
  2. Slice or grate from a solid block of parmesan cheese. ( yes, store grated will do fine but likely it's not authentic quality parmesean so even if you just buy the real deal once please try so you will experience the taste difference. The cost of grated is always less for the simple reason that you likely don't know the quality of the cheese they use) 
  3. Roast chicken breast with skin on and bone in the night before or buy a cooked chicken at your local butcher. Don't be afraid to experiment with where you buy cooked chicken or raw as you will be amazed at how quality of chicken tastes substantially better. Watch Project Jane to see me talking cooking for athletes here. 
  4. Add one hard boiled egg sliced ( eggs are one of the easiest and most affordable forms of protein you can have. I always try to buy organic eggs and eggs from chickens that are free range ( the means the chickens are not locked up or not locked up as much as caged chickens) 
  5. Add chopped handful of your favorite grapes
  6. Add several sprinkles of black toasted sesame seeds
  7. Add 2 to 3 TAB of black beans
  8. Apple sliced from 1/4 to 1/2 gala or your favorite variety of apple
  9. Drizzle with red wine vinegar.
  10. Add desired amount of Olive Oil toss
  11. Add sea salt to taste and pepper if you wish

Serve with Sparkling water or green tea or my new favorite drink ever, full fat cream with cocoa and a tiny few teaspoons of sugar.

Enjoy and go try this fantastic and nutritious salad as soon as you are able. 

Angé

 

 

 

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