Thursday, July 28, 2011

Smoked Pepper Turkey Pesto Avocado Wafflini: aka the best lunch EVER

Remember the day I decided to stop crying about my lack of a panini maker and I got creative with my wafflini creation? Well round two of the wafflini is back, and I'm not going to lie...it rocked my socks.

Sometimes the creative juices just flow. They flow into the form of a fabulous meal that may just be my new favorite. Today those creative juices turned into a...

Smoked Pepper Turkey Pesto Avocado Wafflini
Is that a mouthful or what? I can tell you something. It tasted good when my mouth was full of it. 
Ingredients: 
1 La Tortilla Factory Whole Grain Low Carb Tortilla
1/2 small avocado (yes...an entire half)
about 3 oz of shaved smoked pepper turkey
1-2 tsps of pesto
 Combine and put in a hot waffle iron until crispy. 
Very easy. Very enjoyable.
 I expressed yesterday that I am looking to increase my fat intake. I'll explain a little more about my goals in a later post because some of you have asked about they why behind my actions. Don't worry, I won't leave you in the dark, however you can see that starting today I'm trying to get some good fats into my diets.

Most people hear "increase fat intake in diet" and think...ooohhh...cheeseburgers, cookies, french fries, and pizza. Those foods will all definitely increase your fat intake, but I'm talking good fats. All of those foods are fats laden with refined/processed flour and sugar that I'm not including.

Today was also my first Cardio-less day. I did a tough 50 minute full body lifting workout that went something like this.

5 min warm up on treadmill

3 sets of each
Leg press 250 lbs x 12
alt with
Single leg shoulder front raises with 25 lb plate x 12

3 sets of each
Lat Pull Downs 65 lbs x 12
Alternating Bicep curls with reverse lunge w/15 lb DB x12
Alternating lunges with 15 lb DB x 12
Rear bent over rows with 15 lb DB x 12

3 sets of each
Slow 3-count triceps pull downs with ropes x 12
Full Pushups x 15

3 sets of each
Single leg right squat touches w/knee up in between x 15
Single leg left squat touches w/knee up in between x 15
Ab leg dip and lift on bench x 15

I felt great after I was done! I'm weighing myself daily, and I'll be checking my body fat at work to see the difference that this makes. I'm excited/nervous to see what the outcome is.

What "good fats" do you enjoy? My favorites are definitely peanut butter, almonds, and avocados. Do you eat a lot of "good fats" or do you stay away from fat in general?

10 comments:

Ashley said...

When I first started trying to lose weight I cut a TON of stuff out of my diet. Not really intentionally, I was just going for getting the lowest calories possible, the only way I knew how. Only problem, is whenever I would have something slightly fatty, my stomach would freak the heck out.

When I learned a little bit more about eating healthy and started expanding what foods I was eating during the day I began including more good fat foods (my three favs are peanut butter, almonds and avocados too!). Now if I randomly have an indulgent food that is higher in fat, I don't feel like I'm going to throw up all night.

Ashley said...

Oh, and for the record, that lunch sounds delicious. I need to find those tortillas and make that asap!

Rene said...

Avacados all the way. I am most definitely stealing the wafflini idea. Yum.

natalie @ southern fit foodie said...

Okay, first of all, you are a BEAST (I mean that in the best way!!!) - that workout looks amazing and I'm definitely saving it to do next week.

My favorite good fats are avocado, nut butters, coconut, and seafood (love those omega-3's!).

I am excited to hear about your new journey/experiment. I just started doing a very similar program - not focusing on calories for once and working towards focusing on revving up my metabolism through weight lifting and interval cardio. I am reading "The Abs Diet" and following their suggestions (with more whole foods). Keep me posted on your progress!

Jen said...

That sounds like the best lunch ever! All my favorite ingredients are in there! I am a huge avocado fan. But I love peanut butter and almonds and pesto too. All good sources of good fat. Eggs are on the list as well. Hope you are doing well!

Rachelle Wardle said...

Yummy lunch and awesome workout! My favorite fats are chocolate, cheese, and cookies. Oops! Healthy fats I like are avacado, eggs, and nuts!

Have a great day Megan!

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