Friday, May 5, 2017

Fit Friday - Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Chicken Fiesta Kale Salad is a healthy and delicious salad plus a fabulous way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! 
Chicken Fiesta Kale Salad is a healthy and delicious salad! www.cookingwithruthie.com
 Chicken Fiesta Kale Salad has a lovely hints of those mexico flavors that we all love. . . black beans, sweet corn, queso fresco, red onion, green cabbage, and jalapeno's!  THEN we add in Wednesday's Tomato Jalapeno Vinaigrette to it and you'll be oh-so-very-happy!!   Chicken Fiesta Kale Salad is a healthy and delicious salad! www.cookingwithruthie.com
 If you're are looking for some other festive ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. . .  Tres Leches Cake with Strawberries, Strawberry Mint Margarita!  Oh yeah… now we’re talkin’!!  Cinco de Mayo fiesta then you’ve simple got to try our Cilantro Ranch Dressing, with Cafe Rio Sweet Pork,  Cilantro Lime Rice, Green Chili Black BeansHomemade Flour Tortillas, and Pico de Gallo !! Chicken Fiesta Kale Salad is a healthy and delicious salad! www.cookingwithruthie.com Chicken Fiesta Kale Salad is a healthy and delicious salad! www.cookingwithruthie.com


Chicken Fiesta Kale Salad
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Ruthie
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 cups baby kale leaves
  • 1 cup shredded, cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup red onion, small diced
  • 1/4 cup petite tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup sweet corn
  • 1/4 cup black corn
  • 3 tablespoons queso fresco
  • 6-8 slices jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro, thinly sliced
  • serve with Tomato Jalapeno Vinaigrette
Instructions
  1. Divide kale on two serving plates.
  2. Divide remaining ingredients between plates.
  3. Serve with Tomato Jalapeno Vinaigrette.
  4. Enjoy!

Enjoy a Chicken Fiesta Kale Salad today or enjoy it sometime this weekend! Happy Cinco de Mayo!! 

  Summer is coming, that means the temps are rising. If you are me your whole body is singing hallelujah!!! With the change in seasons comes the same old lecture....drink water! This is a subject that needs to be revisited on a regular basis, mostly because people can't seem to figure it out.

Let's start simple...are you getting enough water? The easiest way to answer this is to notice the color of your urine. But you can also figure it out by getting to know your body. I know that if I have a headache the first thing I need to do is drink some water, 90% of the time this cures it. Another way I can tell if I am not getting enough water, my weight sneaks up a few pounds. I know it sounds weird, but it's true. My body holds on to everything if I am not getting enough water. 

Good Reasons You Need Water:
1) Relieves fatigue and increases energy
2) Promotes weight loss
3) Helps your body get rid of toxins
4) Improves skin
5) Promotes GI regularity
6) Relieves headaches
7) Boosts immune system
8) Prevents cramps

One of the easiest and best recommendations I have heard is to get half your body weight in ounces each day. That means if you weight 150lbs you need to drink 75oz of water. As an individual you need to decide if that works for you. Don't decide after one day of frequent potty stops. Your body will get used to it. 

Getting enough water comes back to the magic word...PREPARE. If you have a bottle of water with you it is easier to drink. I know some people like to have all their water ready for the day, that way it is easy to know if you have gotten it all in at the end of the day.

Happy drinking!

Have a fabulous Cinco de Mayo and Fit Friday! 
Much Love and Peace~ Ruthie and Nichole

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