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Spicing things up

Learning to eat healthy for life

It’s taken 20 months, but I have finally mastered meal planning and prep with a bit of flare. For the year and a half that I was in fat loss mode, I ate the same meals week after week with little variation.

I adopted the eat to live mentality and followed my plans quite closely with little  experimentation. It worked for me and I didn’t mind the consistency in meals. Those of you who know me well, know that I am not that fond of cooking and spending time in the kitchen.

But this week, finally, I successfully embraced my new maintenance plan and ventured out of my comfort zone to incorporate some healthy carbs and to actually cook! I tried to spice things up a bit. My favorite recipe of the week may seem simple (even boring) to you, but it was fun for me and I am quite proud so I share it here! If starchy carbs are not in your nutritional plan, substitute a lettuce wrap for the tortilla. And, if you have the fat allowance, add fat free American cheese. Enjoy!

Here is my recipe for Ground Turkey Tortillas.

Organic Whole Wheat Tortillas (Garden of Eaten), 1 serving

Cal

90

Fat

3

Carb

18

Protein

4

Salsa, 1 tbsp

4

0

1

0

Mushrooms, fresh, 0.25 cup, pieces or slices

4

0

1

1

Onions, raw, 0.25 cup, chopped

15

0

3

0

Green Peppers (bell peppers), 0.25 cup, strips

9

0

2

0

Peppers, sweet, red, fresh, 0.25 cup, chopped

10

0

2

0

Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey, 4 oz

120

2

0

26

253

4

28

32

Ms Dash Southwest Chipotle + Nonfat American Cheese
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  1. Lori Martin #

    I agree! I think it would be super yummy as a lettuce wrap!

    September 7, 2012
  2. Hi Lori,

    What did you eat, week after week? I really like the idea of automating it as much as possible– less thinking every day.

    Amber

    October 24, 2012
    • Lori Schaefer #

      Hi Amber. My nutritional plan was customized by Leif Anderson of Leif Anderson Fitness, but it was roughly a diet of high protein, low carbohydrate, and healthy fats. Chicken, fish, lean sirloin, mostly green vegetables and healthy fats such as olive oil, nuts and avocados. Plus a few well planned starchy carbohydrates like oatmeal, whole grain bread or pasta, and sweet potatoes, my favorite. The truth is I loved the food and didn’t miss bad starchy carbs and refined sugar at the time! Once I reached goal and let some of it back in, I have experienced some problems. Navigating the best/safest territory now for life. Thanks for the post. 🙂

      October 24, 2012

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