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Turkey Veggie Wrap and Review of 20 years Younger

When the weather warms up I enjoy having a sandwich for lunch. Bulking them up with fresh veggies is a good way to keep the calories down and with all that natural fiber its quite filling.  Look for flat breads that are thin so you have more surface area to pile on the veggies and your favorite sandwich fillings.

About a year ago I learned about the California Lavash Whole Grain flat bread on TJ’s Test Kitchen where she showed using them for making your own pizza. I have been using them for a wide variety of things since then. Check out this post about my adventure with making lunch pizzas. Thanks TJ!

Great Nutritional stats.  WWPP 2 for a whole sheet! It is sold at Whole Foods.

This Organic smoked turkey breast is sliced thin and works well for a wrap. Found this at Whole Foods but other health food stores or grocers that carry Organic products will have something similar.

A wedge of Light Laughing Cow Cheese spread over the flat bread gives the wrap some creamy cheese flavor and eliminates the need for mayo. A little bit of your favorite mustard makes a nice low calorie spread. I opt for honey mustard! Next place your favorite veggies. For this wrap I went with organic baby greens, tomatoes, thin cucumber slices and shredded carrots. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper if desired and a splash of seasoned rice wine vinegar adds moisture and flavor. Place turkey on top of veggies and carefully roll up tightly.

Wrap securely in plastic wrap to hold it together if you are needing to transport it.

Try different fillings like, homemade hummus instead of  turkey or mash some canned black beans top with shredded lettuce with salsa and fresh cilantro. Use leftover grilled steak or chicken sliced thinly with grilled veggies and a little low fat feta cheese. This kind of lunch keeps me full all afternoon!

Nutmeg Notes

Did anyone watch the Oprah show yesterday with Bob Greene and his 20 Years Younger Dream Team? I thought it was a good show with plenty of important information about how to be healthy and look and feel your best. I was disappointed that they did some cosmetic procedures like botox and peels on some of the women! I would have liked to have seen the results of  just the exercise, diet and skin care after two months. The women did of course look incredible! Exercise, weight loss and eating healthy has a huge impact on how we look and feel about ourselves.

If you missed the show you can see video clips on the Oprah website. The book has solid information focusing on what Greene calls the Four Pillars of the 20 years Younger Program.

Exercise - Combining strength training and aerobic exercise to help you stay active and agile.

Nutrition – Focusing on a Mediterranean-Style Diet eating for health and longevity.

Skin Care – A three step skin care program to battle wrinkles, age related damage and restore glow to your skin.

Sleep – Get the right amount of sleep and enjoy more energy and reduce your risk of disease.

After reading the book here is what I know about myself.

Exercise – is the first thing on the list! I really need to work on this and ramp it up. I love to walk and ride a bike but I need to make it more of a priority. It has been hit and miss way too much lately. The weight training is so important as we age and I have to get back at it with a plan and schedule it out. (Jody are you reading this?) Check out Jody’s blog she is my fitness idol!

Nutrition - I give myself a pat on the back for this one as I do a pretty good job of eating healthy. Over the past year I have worked at making our food plan even healthier. It needs a little tweaking such as adding in more healthy nuts, cutting back on animal protein and increasing the use of beans.

Skin Care – True confession time here, I am terrible at this! I plan on making a big change here. Being 51 years young I do see the years showing up in my face. With my fair complexion and super dry skin I need help! For Mother’s day I told Hubby Tom I want the Lancer skin care line talked about in the book. It’s cheaper than a face lift! Ha ha! I’ll let you all know how it goes after I start using it.

Sleep - There is room for improvement here as well. I do good for a while getting 7-8 hours of sleep. Then something happens like nights sweats waking me up! Sometimes I am stressed or worried and will wake up in the night thinking about stuff and can’t get back to sleep. This too shall be a work in progress.

I do recommend reading this book. It contains solid information and more than that, it outlines a plan and schedule to help me incorporate the changes I want to make. I have plenty of work ahead of me. I bought my book at Costco and it was way cheaper than the book store, I paid $15.19. In my opinion it was money well spent.

On my way to looking and feeling younger!

Tami

Add Your Thoughts

Do you have a favorite sandwich?

Do you need to improve on any of the Four Pillars?

Anyone want to join me in making  a commitment to change?


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  1. Roz says:

    Your turkey wrap (that you were eating when you commented on my blog! :) )looks better than the one I had!!! I need to step up the skin care thing too. It needs a little more TLC than it did a few years back. Have a great day Tami!

  2. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    First of all, your wrap looks awesome! Veggie-filled wraps (often with Laughing Cow) are some of my favorite summer lunches, too! Too bad you are a little too far us to enjoy one together!

    Thanks for your recap of the show and some points from the book. I will definitely get it!

  3. Dawn Hutchins says:

    I love all the ingredients in this wrap and I would love to go out and make it right now but I’m holding off on a few of the things until after the detox. (And to answer your question I will still be cookign for my family as they won’t be doing the detox.)
    I missed the show but I love your review here. As for me with the 4 pillars; with working out I do the best I can with the time I have. With a 2 year old this is limited but I try and get a hard workout in at least 5 times a week.
    Nutrition I think I have a good grasp on. Skin care I am getting better at. I ALWAY wear a hat and sunblock and use the products from my dermatologist. Sleep I do the best I can too. I try for at least 8 to 9 hours.

  4. Karen@WaistingTime says:

    I haven’t watched yet but record Oprah every day so will get to it eventually. We switched from bread to flatbread at our house, I think as a concession on my husband’s part to my apparent bread addiction:) We get flatbreads at Costco and the one’s we buy have a ton of fiber and protein. Mostly I use them for pizzas and sometimes toast them as a cracker replacement but my husband uses them for anything he’d use bread for, even burger buns.

  5. Janine says:

    LOVE the looks of your wrap–but personally I still do much better with more animal protein. While I love beans–I look and feel better when I go more non-vegetarian for my protein.
    Watched Oprah/Bob and really enjoyed it. The area I most need to concentrate on is weights/resistance type exercise. I get plenty of walking–but need to add muscle building in.

    1. Tami says:

      Janine I will have to pay attention to how I do with less animal protein. I know all our bodies respond differently and we have to figure out what fills us up without filling us out!

      I must say you do get in plenty of walking with your 3 walks a day!

  6. Jody - Fit at 53 says:

    Thx for the shout out Tami! YES, I love the weights! My poor feet are fighting my cardio but I am trying to find things that I can do but never giving up the weights! Saving up for fat pad in the feet work! ;-)

    Man oh man, that wrap looks delish & going to search out those wraps at TJ’s!!!

    I saw the Oprah show. I likes it & Bob has good solid advice. I want to try that skin care line too – but I doubt I can afford it & that guy is up the road near where I get my teeth worked on. I will have to check Nordstrom’s & see the price.

    Being a 53 year old doing all the right stuff, I know that your own genetics also play some part & some people just don’t age as well no matter what you do. Honestly, I\if I had the $$, I would get some work done in the dermatologist office to look a bit better & younger.

    Thx for the review!

  7. Tami says:

    Jody TJ’s has some flat bread wraps but the nutritional stats are not as good as this brand that I find at Whole Foods.

    You can check on line at Nordstrom.com for the prices and yes they are pricey but if they last for a few months it wouldn’t be so bad. We only get one face and I am willing to spend a little money on it to keep it looking good! LOL!

  8. Cammy@TippyToeDiet says:

    This reminds me I’ve been meaning to try Joseph’s Whole Wheat Lavash. They have about six ingredients, and I’ve heard they’re quite hearty!

    I’m still using the same cleansing routine I used 10 years ago, so I know it’s time for a change. :) Without a current income, I’ll be keeping it very basic and natural, but I definitely need to rework what I’m doing now.

    1. Tami says:

      I have read about the Joseph’s brand Cammy but they don’t sell it anywhere near me.

      I think every decade or so we do need to evaluate what we are doing in many areas of our lives and make adjustments as needed.

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