Easy Turkey Rollups

In my last post titled, “Lean Abs“, I mentioned making good choices for meals and snacks. My easy turkey rollups are perfect for snacks, lunches or picnic finger foods. Not only are these rollups great for children, they are great for children to assemble. Fun, easy, and healthy? What is there to lose? I used Tofurkey for the demo, but feel free to use carved turkey, or any other sliced meat. They can also be wrapped in lettuce. Check out this quick video on how to put them together:

3 Easy Gym Tips

Staying fit and keeping active for many is no easy feat. With work, children, travel, and catching up with friends and loved ones– it is sometimes hard to lock down a set schedule to head to the gym or get outdoors and be active. An active lifestyle helps relieve stress and maintain weight, but it works best in conjunction with a nutritious diet and plenty of rest. When I think of all the reasons I have skipped physical fitness, it mostly comes back to being tired or being too hungry. To remedy this, I have learned to snack. Snacking between meals should not be out of boredom, but out of purpose. It should hold a person over till their next meal, and it can also fuel a person before a tough workout. In these summer months, I will periodically blog about easy snack ideas so that we can all stay on track with our fitness goals. Here are a few things that consistently keep me feeling energized and light and ready to tackle a tough workout:

3 Easy Gym Tips
1.Smoothies and shakes:Add protein powder, fruit and any green and you instantly have a high protein, low calorie drink that helps you stay on track with your daily fruit and vegetable intake. Click here for a great shake recipe.

2. Nuts: You need only a small handful to provide you with fuel from protein and fat. These are very easy to store in the office or in your gym bag for emergencies.Does anyone else get cranky when they are hungry??

3. Water: spend a little money on a good refillable water container. It’s worth it. If you are feeling thirsty, you are probably already a little dehydrated!
4. Greek yogurt: Low calorie, high protein, and delicious.
5. Berries: These are full of antioxidants and they are brain food. If you are sharp and alert, you will have the mental power to PUSH during your workout!

Here is a link to my video pertaining to fitness and food tips:

Kale Chips

I am a huge fan of potatoes, and I will even go a step further and say I’m a potato chip addict. It’s hard to eat a sandwich without them! A friend recommended that I try baking kale chips, so I gave it a whirl. I think you’ll like them as well. The results are delicious pieces of kale that thin and crispy. Keep in mind that every oven is different. You will need:

*1 large cookie sheet
* 4 cups of fresh washed kale with stalks removed
* 21 seasoning solute
* 1 to 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
* 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
* 1 TBSP sesame seeds
* 1 large bowl

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, toss kale with olive oil and seasoning.
3. Spread on cookie sheet evenly, but kale may overlap.
4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes keeping a close eye.
5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with sesame seeds.