Thursday, August 23, 2012

Inspire Me: Healthy

All In My Twenties

For the last week, I have REALLY buckled down to get ready for finals tonight.
But you know what?
I feel like I had some great healthy options, so I never felt deprived.
You are in luck, because today I will share my faves with you!

I absolutely LOVE these wraps.

Most tortillas you eat are high in calories, made with white or corn flour, and high in sodium. After you pile on the fun stuff, you could reach 1,000 calories easily and that's just ridiculous. Instead, I sub these babies in and use them for everything. You can make sandwiches, tacos, or even bake them into chips to use instead of regular ol' fried chips. This week, I made fish tacos, Basil Pesto Chicken wraps, and Chicken club wraps (minus the bacon). All of which hit the spot!

My other staple has been Citrus Jalapeno Fish.

Talk about easy and yummy! I paired it with veggies or made fish tacos with the wraps.
I love me some fish tacos. Ole'.

As for snacks, I have found some new loves:

These suckers are addicting, as are the other flavors, and If I portion them out then they are PERFECT. The key is pre-portioning them.

I don't know how many of you know the wonders of squash...but I'll let you in on a secret:

Source: via Janna on Pinterest

It can taste like PUMPKIN PIE!
You can use Butternut, Acorn, or Kabocha (biiiiig squash, but still yummy), and they all have a lovely sweet flavor. Add a little pumpkin pie spice, and you've struck gold.
Who says healthy can't be yummy?

I also wanted to share a new site that a reader showed me. It's called the Diet Spotlight, and seems to be the ultimate resource when it comes to diet/weight loss reviews. I know I always question new popular workouts or fad diets, so I think it's kind of cool that they do the research for you!
Just thought I would pass it along.

Well, y'all...wish me me luck!
Hopefully, I can share some good news tomorrow ;)


Ms. Cathy said...

A great post, my friend. You're right, being healthy is a lifestyle. Real health insurance, for sure. Thank you for the resources. I love those wraps too! Keep it going!!

By the way, I have a giveaway for makeup. Join if you want a shot! Have a good evening!

Cathy Trails

HK said...

great tips and recipes! I love tacos... :) they're a staple for my family here in it's nice to see of a healthier version!

new follower...mommy of nearly two year old, and one on the way.
Ready to get back to my fighting weight after pregnancy! I've enjoyed your posts! :)

Brooke said...

Thanks for the tips! Those wasabi nuts are addicting-ly delish!

= )



J and A said...

Good luck tonight girl!! Kick some bikini butt!!

Sam said...

That's so funny! I planned to make fish tacos tonight! Good luck in your competition :)

Page Twenty-Two said...

If squash can taste like pumpkin pie...I want in!!! Good luck tonight!!:)

Laura said...

Good luck on the finals! Thanks for the diet link. Have a good day!

P!nky said...

GOOD LUCK with the finals! I know you will rock it out girlie!

always love your posts on food, you make me realize how yummy good food is!

love you xoxo

Brooke said...

Go girl, on the finals! And great tips : )

Sami said...

I had no idea the competition was tonight?! I guess that makes sense for why you are coming up here :) Can't wait to wish you good luck in person!

Alana Christine said...

Good luck!! I know you'll do great!

Nicole said...

You'll Do FABULOUS!!!!!

Kenzie Smith said...

I definitely wish that I could find some yummy healthy things I like.. boy that would make my life easier. Think they make healthy Lays potato chips? Or healthy Pringles? I'll even settle for healthy Cheetos!

Mallory said...

GOOD LUCK! You're to kick some butt;) and I'll definitely be trying some of these meall ideas!

Mallory said...

GOOD LUCK! You're to kick some butt;) and I'll definitely be trying some of these meall ideas!

Kait said...

You kick ass everyday..but today especially. Because those wasabi and soy nuts--well, I can easily eat them all day everyday. YUMMO! I want to go out and buy those wraps ASAP! I usually tend to stay away from breads, wraps, etc. because like you said, they're chock full of stupid calories. Thanks for the tip :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oooh I need to check out those wraps!

Dani @ Inspire Motivate Love said...

Oh my goodness. I love those almonds! They are so yummy, however I tend to not know when to stop eating. And I love squash! I never thought to make it sweet though. Genius.

Amanda said...

I'll have to find those tortillas at the grocery store for the next time we go, and I love the idea of using squash for pumpkin pie :)

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Good luck girl, but I know you'll do great!!!

Natasha Ting said...

agree to that quote! yes, it's a lifestyle!


Megan said...

A wrap sounds SO SO yummy right now! I am hungry and it's definitely past my lunch. Haha.

Paige said...

All of those foods look so yummy!

The Little Flapper said...

I haven't commented in a while but I've definitely been reading your posts. I love all your fitness posts, their inspiring and have so many ideas.

Mrs in Training said...

Lovvve flavored almonds, definitely one of my favorite snacks. And ditto those wraps!!


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