Bikini Week – Day Three: Snack Time!
It’s day three of Bikini Week, and everyone is doing so well! If you have started packing a lunch and taking control of your portion sizes, you are well on your way. But what happens when you hit that afternoon slump and find your stomach growling. A sugary treat can all too easily tempt your tastebuds, so it is important to keep healthy, satisfying snacks close at hand. Give this recipe a try – it’s packed with veggies and lean protein, you will slip into a bikini in no time!
2 teaspoons honey mustard
Dash of ground nutmeg
3 ounces thinly sliced oven-roasted or smoked turkey breast (8 thin slices)
1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
1 small red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
4 reduced-fat string cheese, cut lengthwise into quarters
1. In a small bowl, stir together honey mustard and nutmeg. Spread evenly on turkey slices.
2. Divide spinach among turkey slices, placing along one short edge of each turkey slice and allowing tips of leaves to extend beyond the edge of the turkey.
3. Top spinach with pepper strips and cheese. Starting at the edge with the cheese and vegetables, roll up each turkey slice and serve. If you want to make ahead, wrap each turkey roll-up in plastic wrap and chill for up to four hours. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition information: 80 cal.; 3 g fat (2 g sat.fat); 18 mg chol.; 11 g protein; 3 g carbo.; 0 g fiber; 440 mg sod.; Exchanges: 1.5 lean meat