Monday, July 22, 2013

Bittersweet progress and Curried Cranberry Chicken Subs!

I have been waiting to write a follow up blog post from The Biggest Challenge Yet  for the day I had great news to report.  Great news to me was reporting that my foot had healed because of cleaning up my diet again. However, my foot has not healed yet.  I have come to realize though, that I do have great news to share. 

Since I have cleaned up my diet again, the inflammation has decreased greatly in my body so that except for my foot, I am pain free.  Even though I may end up having surgery on my foot, I cannot negate the fact that an anti-inflammatory diet works for me.  I am thankful that this healthy alternative to medication helps me.  This is great news!

With summer here and in full swing (also great news) I am also thankful to be out enjoying the beautiful days.  I make sure that no matter what I do, I take my food with me.  When we go kayaking I pack a cooler full of delicious food that calms inflammation.  Some great inflammation fighting snacks to munch on are:

Kalamata and Green Olives
Fresh cherries
Hummus with cut up veggies for dipping such as celery, carrots, sweet peppers
Salsa and healthy chips such as Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips
Almonds and dried cranberries mixed together
For a delicious main course that is easy to pack in a cooler and convenient to eat while on an outing, try these Curried Cranberry Chicken Subs.  They are a favorite of ours :)
Curried Cranberry Chicken Subs

  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • olive oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 4 hoagie rolls
  • Leaf lettuce

  • Mix together the chicken, red onion, mayonnaise, and  curry powder.  Add just enough olive oil to get a moist consistency.  Add in dried cranberries.

    Spray the inside of the hoagie rolls with olive oil spray and place face down on the grill.  Lightly brown the rolls.  Watch closely to avoid burning.

    Spoon 1/4 of the mixture on each hoagie roll and top with lettuce.  Serve and enjoy!

    *You can also serve on a bed of lettuce as a salad instead of using the hoagie rolls.


    1. I'm glad you have seen improvement through diet. Bringing your own food is so necessary for you. Diet is EVERYTHING!