Friday, November 2, 2012

The Skinny Chic Wrap

“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” 
Anthony Robbins

So you've lost all that weight, you reached your goal and did what 3 months ago seemed like the most daunting task in world. You stuck to a very strict diet and rigorous training routine and accomplished what you set out to do. Job well done!! Here comes the hard part… how do we maintain a healthy weight and diet without putting all that weight that we worked so hard to get off back on?

Getting ready for my competition I had to be extremely strict on my diet which meant cutting out even some healthy things like fruits and dairy, limiting my carbs to healthy ones and only eating small amounts of healthy fat. Let me tell you it was tough. There are certain things I found pretty easy to quit such as drinking alcohol, sugary sweets and candy. But things like fruit and dairy were difficult as I absolutely love cheese, fruit, yogurt and so on..  Now that my competition is over I can enjoy these things again, in moderation of course, and not be so confined to specific foods. So, I decided to write a series of recipes which are similar to dishes that everyone loves but without all the unhealthy fats, sugars and carbs in them. All natural, sugar free, gluten free clean eats which I hope you all will love and enjoy!

Let’s start with lunch… It can be very difficult to not to give in to the office lunch sandwich trays or the cookies in the break room, but as my little poster on my office wall reminds me that “There is no finish line, this is a lifestyle”, I skip the croissant sandwiches and holiday cookies on the counter and head to my desk because I’m actually really excited about my lunch today…. J The Skinny Chick Wrap with baked Zucchini fries.

The Skinny Chick Wrap:
  • 1 head romaine Lettuce
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp sweet & spicy mustard
  • 1 fresh Lemon zest
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 16 oz Grilled Chicken (seasoned with Turmeric, garlic salt and Mrs. Dash chipotle seasoning)
  • ½ red or green Apple
  • 1/3 cup chopped Celery
  • 2 cloves roasted Garlic
  • Dash Salt/pepper
  • 1 tsp Tarragon
  • 2 tsp Turmeric
  • Fresh cilantro & mint leaves

  • ¼ cup sauted Red onion
  • Sliced Bell pepper
  • ¼ cup Walnuts (optional )
  • 1/8 cup of dried cranberries (optional)
  • Avocado (optional)

Mix the Greek yogurt, spices, garlic, mustard, lemon zest & juice, cilantro & mint together thoroughly. Add in the celery, apples, and chicken and mix. Add in toppings (you can either add these to the mix or place on top) place chicken salad in lettuce and wrap. “My kind of lunch!!”

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