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How to pig out and stay slim: Exploring delicious, lean recipes

Nov 7, 2012, 10:36 a.m.
Veggie tortilla roll-up

How to pig out and stay slim depends upon how your define "pig out." Wildly exceeding the FDA-recommended 2000 calorie intake per day leads most people to overweight and obesity.

However many healthy eating authorities and programs recommend eating as many as six times per day! Would you call that pigging out?

Of course, the secret to staying slim all depends upon what you eat every few hours. Generally, if you balance the carbohydrates and protein you consume and keep your caloric intake below the FDA-recommended 2,000 calories, most people will stay slim and trim. If you cut your daily caloric intake below about 1,500 it's likely you'll lose weight.

The Internet is a convenient source for finding healthy foods that are easy to make and family friendly recipes. A quick search for "healthy recipes" returns dozens of quality web sites with easy-to-make meals.

Here's a quick lunch time veggie tortilla roll-up you're sure to enjoy.

  • One 8 or10-inch low carb tortilla
  • One outer leaf of romaine lettuce
  • One 1/4 inch slice from a large tomato
  • One 1/2 inch slice from a large onion
  • Jalapeno - about 1/2 of a large jalapeno, sliced
  • Haas avocado -- about 1/2 medium avocado
  • 1 TBPS mayonnaise spread across the tortilla
  • Canned salmon -- 3 oz
  • Sprinkles of grated Parmesan cheese

Spread mayo across the tortilla, cover it with romaine lettuce and add the ingredients. You'll get about 18 grams of carbohydrate, 21 grams of protein and about 430 calories. Roll it up like a burrito and enjoy!

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