Cigna, the major sponsor of both Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend routinely welcomes a number of runDisney bloggers to an event at each of these marque race weekends.

This was the Inaugural Cigna Blogger Event and the ladies of Run All The Races were thrilled to get an invite in spite of the fact that it was unseasonably cold (not cool, not chilly, COLD) and the event was scheduled for an outside event tent at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex…

Team Stir-Fry

Team Stir-Fry

The Cigna Blogger Cook-Off paired up groups of bloggers with questionable cooking skills with real life Walt Disney World resort chefs – thank goodness!  Each group was assigned a main protein ingredient, including beef, seafood, poultry, and vegan/vegetarian options, and given the option to select what they would create.  Only caveat?  It had to feed 40+!

Selecting Ingredients

Selecting Ingredients

Prepping the Chicken [BTW: I can now (sort of) debone a whole chicken...]

Prepping the Chicken [BTW: I can now (sort of) debone a whole chicken…]

Warmest Spot, I'm No Dummy

Warmest Spot, I’m No Dummy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each group had the opportunity to consult with their chef before deciding as a group what dish they would prepare based on the other ingredients available (and you had to be quick to make sure the other groups didn’t get the ingredients you wanted!).

After much discussion, our team decided to make Grilled Chicken Stir-Fry.  Choosing what to make for such a large crowd was more difficult than you think!

Each team member shared  in the preparation with included deboning whole chickens, grilling, dicing and measuring all the veggies for the fried rice, and finally combining all the ingredients together into our main dish.

After everyone’s hard work, we were rewarded with an awesome meal, the chance to try everyone’s creations, and a blanket to keep from freezing to death.

Check out all the goodies.

Warm runner, warm meal

Warm runner, warm meal

Some of EVERYTHING please!

Some of EVERYTHING please!

Lunch is on...

Lunch is on…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks to Cigna and Chef Mickey for a Great Afternoon!

Thanks to Cigna and Chef Mickey for a Great Afternoon!

Have you tried or do you follow a diet plan like Vegan, Vegetarian, Low-Fat, or Gluten Free?  What are your tips for someone that might want to try a diet plan different from their current?

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