Easy Peasy Chicken Salad

chicken saladEating healthfully doesn’t have to be complicated, expensive, or bland. Take this simple salad for example…

5 oz of rotisserie chicken (I know you can’t see it all; it’s mixed up in the greens!)
1/2 head of romaine hearts
Juice of one lemon
1Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper


Cheap– 5 heads of lettuce on sale at the store this week for $4.99

Bag of lemons– $4.99

Chicken– $4.99

See a price trend here?!? Ha!

The other items were already on hand.

My lunch cost for today? About $3.00.

Flavorful, too.

You could certainly add some other vegetables, but I was in a hurry and didn’t feel like chopping up other items.  This was a full meal in itself!

Bonus: I threw the used lemons down the disposal to disinfect and clean it.

Pumpkin Protein Bars

pumpkin protein barsI went for my first mountain climb/hike this past weekend.  Although a novice, I knew we’d get hungry when we reached the top, so I made some of my “famous” pumpkin protein bars.  The recipe that follows can be adjusted to meet your specific caloric needs.  When I’m in contest prep, there are some adjustments that I make as well– such as eliminating some of the chocolate chips or substituting them all together for carab chips instead (granted, not as tasty, but when in contest prep, you make these kinds of adjustments).

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