Today I have another fabulous guest blogger who is helping me out with my crazy summer schedule. Today’s guest is Tammi from Momma’s Meals. I love Tammi’s blog, I have been a fan since I met her through #SundaySupper. Here recipes are easy and light and what I love about Tammi is that she’s real and shares her stories with you. She also has a kaboodle of yummy recipes like her Egg and Avocado Wrap, Granola and yogurt Parfaits and BBQ Chicken Hawaiian Sandwiches. Yummy! You should check out Momma’s Meals for some fun, delicious recipes. I will let Tammi take it from here!!
Good Morning!! I’m super excited to be guest posting for Jennifer today. I’ve always adored her site and all of her amazing creations. Recently I feel like I got to know her even better through the Sunday Supper group. So let me introduce myself before I share with you a healthy yet satisfying lunch (or dinner) recipe I found last year. My name is Tammi and I blog over at Momma’s Meals. I write about turning my dishes and creations into healthier meals for my husband and two kids. I write letters to my children every month and I also talk a lot about parenting, the good, the bad and the ugly moments! When Jennifer reached out and said she had a lot going on this summer with blogging, work and the every day hustle and bustle of life I really wanted to help her out since I know the feeling all too well.
So the recipe I wanted to share with you all is a wrap I found last year. After I had my son (I have a one year old sniff-sniff!) I was longing to get some kind of exercise in. I found a gadget called the Core Body Reformer. It was a great beginning to get back into the workout world. After having two kids you can imagine how shot my core was from pregnancy. This little machine was amazing. I got on it every day whether it was for a 10 minute work out for a 40 minute workout. I kept this up for about one month and then I recently just moved over to the Beach Body series. I’m happy to say that 30 minutes of exercise is now a goal of mine six times a week. Both of these programs came with a little recipe book and this salad wrap instantly became a favorite of mine.
So lets talk about this awesome lunch recipe. I always want something that I can make on a Sunday or Monday and eat throughout the week. I often find myself getting off track and not eating so healthy when I only have 15 min to grab lunch because of our hectic schedules. Food prep is something I’m trying to make a regular part of my routine every week. This dish is easy to grab and eat fast! I ate it all week and DID NOT get sick of it!
The nutritional info is included below and is based on Tuna because it was originally made with that. I had chicken in my pantry and decided to go with it, it even added flavor since it was sun dried tomato and herb!! Yummy!
A light, refreshing summer salad made with cannellini beans, sundried tomatoes and chicken. Perfect for a lunch wrap, salad or dipping crackers in it!
- 10 oz of sundried tomato and herb chicken (in a can by the tuna)
- 15 oz can of cannellini beans, rinced and drained
- 2 tbsp. of red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup of red onion
- 2 stalks of celery, chopped
- 2 tbsp. fresh parsley (I used dried)
- 2 tbsp. of olive oil
- Romaine lettuce leaves
- 1/2 tomato, chopped
- Combine chicken, beans, vinegar, onion, celery, pepper, parsley and olive oil in a medium bowl and mix well. (I used a fork to mix the chicken up first because I'm picky and don't like a lot of chunks.) Place the mixture on a lettuce leave top with tomatoes and more parsley if desired. Wrap and eat! I also had this on bread, the Flat Outs by the Hungry Girl, 100 calories each.......awesome! Then the rest of the week I had it over a bed of lettuce, no dressing! Awesome!!!
Nutritional Info: Calories: 170 Fat: 5g Carbs: 12g Fiber: 4 Protein: 8g
I have to say, what a great looking salad wrap! This will sure to make it to my lunchbox. Thank you Tammi for a tasty looking recipe that will sure to please me and my family. I really can’t wait to try it. Think I’ll shop for the ingredeints now.
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