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Here’s an at-home easy recipe minimicking a tasty lunch I had at Del Frisco’s Grille in Dallas.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Make the bacon using the Bacon Method
  • Bake the chicken and slice it (I put it in a pan with a touch of oil on top and bake at 350 for 30 minutes)
  • Lightly toast the tortilla (I toast it on a skillet pan)
  • Put all of the ingredients in the tortilla and wrap it up!
  • Slice in half and serve with vegetables
Nutrition Facts (from SparkPeople Recipe Calculator)
User Entered Recipe
  1 Serving
Amount Per Serving
  Calories 383.9
  Total Fat 21.0 g
  Saturated Fat 3.4 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.0 g
  Cholesterol 85.2 mg
  Sodium 560.5 mg
  Potassium 512.3 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 17.3 g
  Dietary Fiber 9.7 g
  Sugars 0.0 g
  Protein 38.4 g
  Vitamin A 26.9 %
  Vitamin B-12 7.2 %
  Vitamin B-6 31.3 %
  Vitamin C 5.5 %
  Vitamin D 0.0 %
  Vitamin E 0.8 %
  Calcium 6.6 %
  Copper 2.4 %
  Folate 1.1 %
  Iron 11.8 %
  Magnesium 8.0 %
  Manganese 1.1 %
  Niacin 63.4 %
  Pantothenic Acid     9.3 %
  Phosphorus     22.2 %
  Riboflavin 6.1 %
  Selenium 28.9 %
  Thiamin 5.3 %
  Zinc 6.1 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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(says my body this morning)

WHY are we up at 5 am? We’re supposed to get up at 6 am! I want coffee. Tell the Executive Assistant at work no more early morning meetings. The gym is less packed at this time, but I want to go an hour later.

Wait, we’re doing weights this morning? Are you crazy? We did Pilates with satan incarnate last night. Wasn’t that enough pain for us? We’re supposed to be doing cardio today. I DON’T CARE that you need day-old hair today and thus switched cardio to tomorrow.

I’m hungry.

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A grilled cheese sandwich with a bowl of edamame

Lunch is served! I pair the grilled cheese with Edamame to add vegetables and additional protein to the meal.

Ok, this might win me any health awards, but I do love a good grilled cheese from time to time and won’t apologize for it.

My boyfriend and I first tried this recipe with pear slices in it, but it didn’t seem to add much flavor, so I swapped that for some sweet Bavarian mustard.

To add protein and veggies, I paired it with edamame.

Ingredients (per grilled cheese):

  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 oz brie (with the rind trimmed off)
  • 3-4 slides of blackforest deli ham (could use turkey)
  • Bavarian mustard or spicy mustard

Directions:

  • Use an olive oil sprayer (if you have one) and coat one side of each slice of sourdough bread
  • Spread the Bavarian style mustard on one slide of bread (non-oil side)
  • Put the brie evenly on the non-oil sides of both pieces of bread
  • Layer your ham or turkey in
  • Put the bread together, oil sides out, and fry in a pan until the crispiness you like
  • Enjoy the deliciousness.

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Two cooler bags full of chopped carrots, celery, cucumbers and water,

Recently, I was in a city about 4 hours away from me for 4 days for a conference. The hotel had a refrigerator in it (thank you Hyatt!) so I packed-up a bunch of veggies, hummus, and other healthy snacks and hit the road! it definitely made eating healthier much easier and kept my hypoglycemia in check.

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