Loaded with protein and low in calories, your old friend chicken will help you build and repair muscles and burn the fat away. Tart cherries, on the other hand, have been shown to reduce belly fat, according to a study by the University of Michigan.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Rachael Hartley, R.D., L.D., C.D.E., C.L.T., of Avocado A Day Nutrition.
First, cook the wild rice. Bring 3½ cups water to a boil, stir in rice, reduce heat, and simmer 50 minutes until tender. Set aside to cool.
When the rice is at room temperature, mix in the chicken, celery, carrots, tart cherries, almonds, and green onions.
Whisk together all the dressing ingredients, and season with salt and pepper. Toss with the wild rice mixture.
Divide the arugula among four plates. Top with wild rice salad, garnish with blue cheese, and serve.