20 Easy (and Healthy) Recipes Using Rotisserie Chicken!

So you know my schedule is crazy. As a commuter I’m up early, home late, and I’m ALWAYS looking for the easiest meals to make during the week. Enter: the rotisserie chicken! This pre-roasted chicken is incredibly versatile – you can put it into so many recipes for quick, filling AND healthy weeknight meals. Check out these fun ideas:



Grilled Mediterranean Chicken and Quinoa Salad


Salads & Soups
Chicken and Wild Rice Salad
Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Spinach
Chicken White Bean Salsa Soup
Cobb Salad in a Jar with Buttermilk Ranch
Grilled Mediterrean Chicken and Quinoa Salad



Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wraps - Quick, easy and oh so delicious! This chicken wraps recipe is made with chicken, bacon, cucumbers, red onions, and a special sweet and spicy spread! // addapinch.com


Southwestern Chicken Wraps
Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad with Dill
Thai-Style Chicken Wraps
Rotisserie Chicken Tacos
Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wraps
Greek Chicken Wraps
Caprese Wraps with Chicken


Chicken Pesto Parmesan Pasta Skillet


Cold Sesame Noodles with Chicken and Cucumbers
Chicken Parm Stuffed Shells
Super Quick Chicken Fried Rice
Skillet Chicken and Broccoli Tot Pie
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole
Chicken Pesto Parmesan Pasta Skillet
Chicken & White BBQ Potatoes


What are your favorite ways to use rotisserie chicken? Share them in the comments below!

Online Spring Break Bootcamp for Weight Loss & Wellness Starts April 1st!

Trading Cardio for Cosmos is a popular weight loss and wellness blog built on the idea that moderation is key, exercise is good and cosmos are delicious!

Founded by Alexis Eggleton, TCFC started as an outlet for Alexis as she lost more than 100lbs. Alexis and her weight loss story have been featured in the NY Post, Weight Watchers magazine and on PopSugar.com! Over time, TCFC grew to include these Online Group Classes where Alexis and friends share their best strategies, tips, inspiration and support to help you lose weight and get healthy.

Our 5-day Online Weight Loss Bootcamp Starts Sunday, April 1, 2018 – just in time for Spring Break!

Our Bootcamp includes:

*Five audio classes on a range of weight loss and health topics like:

-Spring Into Spring with Sustainable Goal Setting!

-My Ten Takeaways from Losing 100Lbs

-Menu Planning: How To Make the Most of Spring!

-Meal Prep: How to Prep for Success and Save Money, Too!

-Staying the Course: How to Stay Excited and Motivated All Spring!

*Five emails full of resources designed to help you eat healthy, move your booty and feel GOOD about yourself at every stage in your journey.

*Two, Facebook Live Q&A Classes.
You’ll also have access to replays from the live Facebook chats in case you can’t tune in!

*Access to a private, Closed Coaching Facebook Group.

*Insider exclusives only for coaching group members!

This program is recommended as a supplement to any sustainable weight loss program. Students utilize calorie counting, Weight Watchers, Paleo, Keto and several other weight loss programs. 

This class series is being offered to you at an incredible value! This Bootcamp is valued at $100, but is available to you for just $42!

Want to give the TCFC online classes to a friend or family member as a gift? Email us at tradingcardioforcosmos@gmail.com and we’re be thrilled to help!


How It Works:

Audio Classes: You will be emailed a link to the coaching audio class. This mp3 recording is yours to download, keep and listen to as often as you’d like!

Facebook Live Class: You will have the opportunity to submit questions for Alexis to answer about the class information, challenges or your own weight loss journey. Alexis will open a Facebook Live Chat, according to the schedule above, to answer your questions and share her inspiration and insights! Can’t tune in? No worries – the Facebook Live video will also be available for you to access later if that time doesn’t work for you!

BONUS: As a bonus, every morning you’ll receive an email full of additional resources, recipes, and tips to help you stay focused and motivated!

Because these classes and resources are available on-demand, there are no refunds or exchanges available.  Please make sure you are purchasing the correct class prior to registration.


Real Talk: This is My Life.

I got a private note recently and didn’t want to address it until I had time to process it, and my reaction to it.

It said, “Hi, I don’t know if you realize, but you’d have an easier time losing weight if you ate home more often. Just sayin’ it could help.”

I stewed about this for quite some time. It’s not the first time it’s come up, and usually I just brush it off, but this time it stuck with me and here’s what I’ve come to after too much time worrying about it:

This is my life. 
This is my life, not a whitewashed version of what it should be, by my standards or anyone else’s. Weekdays I rise early, I get home late. I never have enough hours in the day. I’m using my God given talents to make a difference every time I walk into my office.

And in these late nights, when I’m munching a box of takeout salad, couscous, and chicken like this one after working all day and getting in some exercise, I’m reminded that I’m doing the best I can with each day I’m given. I’m working hard to not only succeed but to thrive and grow my career to provide a better life for my family.

Weekends are full of errands, family, friends, naps, and the necessary downtime to focus on Mr. Big. And that’s okay. This life has caused me to focus and narrow in on who and what matters most to me. In many ways, I’m grateful for the clarity.

I work hard on these bus rides to make TCFC a source on comfort, support, and inspiration for others on the same journey. It’s my way, even though I haven’t reached my goal yet, of paying forward all of the wonderful support and inspiration and encouragement others have shown me throughout my journey.

So yes, weight loss would be easier if I ate at home. But just like I can’t get the ass I want by sitting on it, I’m not going to live the life I want by sitting at my dining room table seven nights a week.

We’re all different, in so many wonderful, interesting, quirky, weird ways. We approach weight loss and wellness in so many different ways, And we can all learn from one another’s successes and struggles, even if they don’t look like our own.

This is my life. And I’m proud of it.