Workout and Wellness Wednesdays

 I love me some peanut butter! Unfortunately since I work in a school taking it for lunch is a no-no. Pout. So I love a simple PB & J or PB & Honey sandwich on a weekend.
We always keep 2 kinds of PB in the house because Justin isn't keen on the natural kind, so we have Kraft PB as well.Oh and almond butter. Yum. Almond butter on Ryvita crackers. Great snack!

I found this recipe in my Shape magazine and tried it a few weeks back. 
Delicious and nutritious. Doesn't get any better than that! Plus PB is a GOOD fat!

Thai one on Wrap
You will need:
1 whole wheat tortilla
1.5 tbsp natural peanut butter
2/3 cup chopped cooked chicken
1/2 cup matchstick carrots
3/4 cups mixed greens
1 tsp cilantro

How to make it:
Warm the tortilla. Spread peanut butter down the center and add the chicken and remaining ingredients. Fold the outside edges in and then roll.

Info per serving:
331 cal
15g fat
30g carbs
5g fiber
29g protein

Three reasons to favor fat:
(1) They help you use needed nutrients. Fats play a vital role in the delivery of vitamins A, D, E and K, which are stored in fatty tissue and the liver until your body can use them.
(2) You need them to tone up. Fats assist in the production of testosterone, which helps trigger muscle growth.
(3) They might make you forgo dessert -{ but I doubt it! :)} Like protein, fats keep you satisfied longer and help you control your appetite.

Other GOOD fats: 
Olive oil
Natural Peanut Butter
Ground flax seed
Flax seed oil
(I think Ice Cream should be on this list!)

Happy fat eating y'all!

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