This is one of my favorite movies, I mean it is kind of like choosing a favorite child (thankfully, I only have one child so she is always my favorite). For our activity, I was inspired by the message of WALL-E and we cleaned up a local trail!
For dinner we are going to take a note from WDW Radio Podcast Episode 671. I totally think Walt Disney World is missing out on some of these opportunities. Mr. Chapek, if you are reading these, WALL-E is highly under-represented and we NEED some of these dining opportunities!
Anyway, I digress, back to dinner… since it is getting towards the hottest part of summer let’s keep it light! We have been making salads for a good part of the summer and tonight will be no different — Kale and Chicken Citrus Crunch Salad and Citrus Smoothies for dessert. The best part of this salad, other than it’s delicious and healthy, is that you can cook buy everything and cook as much or little as you like.
Now, head out and make the planet a better place and treat yourself with a delicious dinner and a movie!
Kale & Chicken Citrus Crunch Salad
Kale– I use whatever kale is on sale or the cheapest. If you get the curly kale, make sure to pull it from the stem and tear it apart with your hands. You will want to massage the kale a bit to bruise it and tenderize it. Just doing that has changed the game for kale for me.
Chicken– I use the Badia Mojo marinade and grill chicken tenders for this salad. I have also pulled apart a rotisserie chicken for this recipe and it’s been just as good! You will want to cut your chicken into bite-size pieces.
Craisins– I use the low sugar craisins.
Citrus– I use Halo, or any other easy-peel tangerine segments. Sometimes I use the mandarin oranges in the can with juice, and drain the juice.
Crunch– Every salad needs a little crunch. This salad delivers two ways. The first crunch is Marcona almonds (pistachios would be really good in this too). The second crunch is from the crunchy noodles that come in a can. I prefer the chow mein noodles, because they are a little but thicker and have a better crunch.
Dressing– I tend to make dressings to taste, so I don’t really measure. The zest and juice of 1 lemon, 1 lime and 1 orange. Some of the Badia Mojo marinade (if you don’t marinade, you can use olive or avocado oil instead). Some honey, salt and pepper. Whisk all ingredients together and add more to taste as needed.
For these, I love using frozen pineapple instead of as much ice to make it cold. Add frozen pineapple, oranges, orange juice (or water), vanilla greek yogurt, ice, and a bit of sweetener in a blender.
Blend and enjoy! If you really want to make it dessert you could add softened vanilla ice cream instead of the vanilla yogurt.
Let me know how you are going to enjoy your Disney movie night! Post your pictures in the comments!
My name is Sarah Niswender and I have WDW in my veins, going to the parks several times per year as early as age 2. Growing up in SoFla I was fortunate enough to have a lifelong Disney education, thanks to my mother (and hardworking father)! I am now passing the love for everything Disney along to my daughter and somewhat reluctant husband. I have participated in several runDisney events and am looking forward to participating as a part of the WDWRadio running team. See you on Main Street USA!