Thursday, April 27, 2017

Healthy Snack: Turkey Cilantro Roll Up

Eating healthy can sometimes seem like a daunting task. If you're used to eating out or eating high fat and high carb meals, it may be an adjustment but one that you can make without sacrificing taste. Yes, it takes a little more preparation and thought to put together healthy meals and snacks that TASTE GOOD! Those last two words, taste good, seem to scare people away from eating healthy. So many think that eating healthy means eating bland chicken breasts with unseasoned rice and steamed veggies without a smidgen of spice. Not the case! You can actually eat delicious food without feeling deprived. My snack idea is the perfect balance of flavor and healthy food.

Healthy Snack: Turkey Cilantro Roll Up


I like to use healthy proteins on hand at all times. Protein seems to be one of the hardest elements to find or grab. To make sure you're prepared, it's a good idea to have hard boiled eggs, baked chicken, organic deli meats and grass-fed beef on hand that have all been cooked. This way you can put together an easy snack without cooking multiple times each day. I also like to add in delicious carbs that are good for you like flavorful veggies and peppers. Quinoa, brown rice, oats and home made granola mixes are also great sources of healthy carbs. Healthy fats are a must! I always keep healthy fats like grass-fed butter, oils and nuts in my refrigerator and pantry. Spices are also a fantastic way to change the flavor without adding a ton of calories or unhealthy ingredients. Balance is key. You want to make sure you've got a solid balance of protein, carbs and fat for all of your meals and snacks. This can help control blood sugar levels so you don't get energy spikes and crashes.

For this snack, we used Plainville Farms Turkey (no carrageenan) with organic spinach and Bolthouse Farms Cilantro Avocado yogurt dressing. We're pretty much in love with these dressings right now because they don't pack a bunch of junk, are based with yogurt and have only 40 calories for 2 tablespoons. You can enjoy them without the guilt!

  • 4 pieces Plainville Farms Turkey
  • 2 Handfuls Organic Spinach
  • 2 Tsp Bolthouse Farms Cilantro Avocado Dressing
  • 1 Roll Up: 2 Pieces of Turkey + 1 Handful Spinach + 1 Tsp Dressing

Assemble your roll ups and enjoy!

Additions + Options: You could easily add extra veggies to this recipe to increase the nutrient value. Peppers, onions and tomatoes would be great options to add in. Herbs such as fresh cilantro would add even more flavor. Add sliced avocado to up your fat content. Get creative with your snacks and you won't be bored or unsatisfied.


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