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STACKletes Speak: "Healthy" Purple Drink and Fried Chicken

January 30, 2013

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Each week for the past several weeks, we've posted a random training question to our faithful Facebook followers. Last week, we asked you to name your favorite on-the-go-snack. The list grew to include several worthy choices; the winner, however, was "FRIED CHICKEN & PURPLE DRANK."

Facebook Question

Instead of defriending every follower who voted for "FRIED CHICKEN AND PURPLE DRANK," we decided to rise to the challenge and turn this mega-unhealthy meal into a nutritional choice for athletes. You want your fried chicken STACKletes? You've got it. Next time the craving hits, get to the kitchen and whip up this meal, full of healthy fats, carbohydrates and protein, perfect for a post-workout dinner.

Purple Drink Recipe

Ingredients

  • One six-ounce container blueberry Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups berry-flavored sparkling water
  • Half-cup frozen berries
Directions
  • In blender, combine yogurt,water and fruit with a few ice cubes and blend
  • Pour in glass and add some more frozen berries if you desire

Nutritional information (serves one)

  • 170 calories
  • 14 grams of protein
  • 26 grams of carbohydrates

"Fried" Chicken Recipe

Ingredients 

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 3-pound chicken, skinned and cut into eight pieces
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon melted margarine
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken
  • Combine chicken, flour, garlic powder, paprika and thyme in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal tightly and shake to coat chicken with flour mixture. Remove chicken from bag and discard flour mixture
  • Place chicken on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Drizzle margarine over chicken. Bake at 400° for 50 minutes or until done.
Nutritional information (serves six)
  • 194 calories
  • 6 grams of fat
  • 17 grams of protein
  • 16 grams of carbohydrate
Samantha Jones
- Samantha Jones is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where she earned her bachelor's degree in communication and information sciences. Throughout her scholastic career,...
Samantha Jones
- Samantha Jones is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where she earned her bachelor's degree in communication and information sciences. Throughout her scholastic career,...
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