Cashew Chicken Curry Salad with Stonyfield Greek Yogurt
This post is sponsored by Stonyfield as part of my participation on Team Stonyfield. I was compensated for this post, however the opinions expressed here are my own.
It's no secret that marathon training is demanding, but then you add life with a young family on top of that and things can get a little crazy. You grab food when you can, sneak a couple of moments of rest when the kids are napping and generally bootstrap your way through each day. At least that's the season of life I'm in now with a six year old, three year old and still-nursing eight month old.
One of the few things I can do to try to get ahead of the exhaustion curve and make sure my body is fueled properly for the demands I am putting on it is making food ahead of time. Prepping large batches of nutrient rich foods is a great way to keep me going when I'm short on time.
One of my favorite recipes is a Curry Chicken Salad that I've modified from the Stonyfield Yogurt Cookbook. Making a big batch of the Cashew Chicken Curry Salad means that I've got a quick and easy protein source to grab at lunch time when things seem to be at their craziest at home. I use pre-grilled chicken thighs and make sure that I'm using Stonyfield's Whole Milk Greek Yogurt for the added fat. The curry flavor spices things up and a the golden raisins, onion and apple add great texture. It's the perfect salad topper or sandwich filler, or if you'r in a pinch throw it in a bowl and stick a fork in it.
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Cashew Chicken Curry Salad (modified from Stonyfield's Yogurt Cookbook)
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2-3 cups roughly chopped chicken
1 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup crossly chopped cashews
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
1 large apple diced
salt and pepper to taste
In a saucepan heat curry powder, ginger and coconut oil. Heat on low heat until the spices become fragrant. Set aside to cool slightly, then fold into yogurt.
Combine remaining ingredients in a bold and then stir in yogurt mixture.
Serve over salad or as a sandwich.
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What quick and nutritious foods do you like to have on hand?