Today we had for lunch a ham wrap with yummy vegtables in a whole wheat tortilla. We used 100% whole wheat tortilla from H.E.B. . It had the lowest amount of calories than all the others, only 90! I also ate it wrapped in just romaine lettuce and dipped it in Ginger Pear dressing (all natural), and only used a teaspoon per wrap. So about 10 calories for that. My kids even at this and loved it! So it has to be good!
Ham and Avocado Wrap
1 whole wheat tortilla
2 slices of ham
handful of spinach leaves
3-4 slices of avocado
slice of tomato
a few ribbons of red onion on top
Defintely something we will be trying more often!
Hello. My name is Pono and I want to be a skinnyaire. Whaaaaaaaaat?!? My throat is sore still and it feels dry……dry like I haven’t had anything to drink for a year dry. When I swallow, my eustachian tube and a small part of my ear can be felt and it is slightly uncomfortable. I will say that my tonsils are not as sore as the other day but all the same they are still bothersome. Last night I made chicken soup and let me tell you something! Best chicken soup I ever made! Everyone had it and thoroughly enjoyed it and I was pretty proud so here is my chicken soup recipe which is probably very basic compared to some of the culinary wonders you people are used to whipping up:
1 large pot just big enough and deep enough to fit one whole chicken with a little room.
1 whole chicken
2 boxes of chicken broth fat free
6 sprigs of rosemary (we have rosemary in our garden)
4 sprigs of thyme (also in our garden)
2 bay leaves (garden)
8-10 cloves of garlic peeled and crushed
1 lb. bag baby carrots
2 whole onions cut to preference
5-6 stalks celery cut to preference
2 lbs. corn
Pour water and two boxes of chicken broth in pot. Throw garlic, onion, rosemary, thyme, bay leaves into pot. Boil chicken for an hour, assuming you have thawed the chicken previously. After one hour, remove from pot, keeping broth in same pot. Strip chicken from bones. return chicken to pot and add carrots, celery and corn.
I will keep up the blog and will continue my quest for a better lifestyle through better eating, exercising, and attitude.
Hello. My name is Pono and I want to be a skinnyaire. Last night was quite a night. I feel miserable today because I missed going on my walk last night. The night air was cool with a slight breeze that made it the perfect night for a walk or jog. All of that changed in a matter of half an hour when I stepped outside again and the air was filled with the smell of smoke; a result of the massive brush fires sweeping across Texas with reckless abandon. I suffer from Asthma so am inclined to stay indoors when the air quality is really bad, bad like San Bernardino county when Los Angeles decides to share its smog and blows over into the valley, bad. So, last night I was caught up with the news on the fires and if they had reached us yet. By the time I looked up, it was nearly midnight and I did not work out. Another disappointing day gone, a day never to be done over again, a workout lost in the depths of my memories to be replayed over and over with disappointing redundancy.
I woke up this morning still mad at myself for not doing something last night indoors to get my heart rate up. Through the disappointment and sadness of my lack of effort last night, I did have something to look forward to for breakfast. My wife and I attempted our very first homemade yogurt. WoW! We pulled it from the fridge and it had solidified to the consistency of yogurt! Ahhhh, the sweet smell of success in the morning is truly invigorating! But alas, it needed one final test. The dreaded taste test! It was plain yogurt so we decided to add some honey and strawberries to each individual bowl.
The yogurt has a wonderful taste and texture to it. You can find the recipe for it here. Since it was such a success we will be experimenting with tastes and textures more, so we will share our results as they happen. I usually eat roughly 30g of protein in the morning within 30 minutes of waking up which is something I learned on the Dr. Oz show. Eating 30g of protein in the morning 30 minutes from waking up allows the body to burn more efficiently throughout the day and allow you to burn more calories. Thirty grams of protein is equivalent to five eggs in the morning. Eggs are a great source of protein but you can get your protein from many other sources besides eggs. So, here’s to the rest of my day! Let’s go!