Healthy Chicken Rice Paper Wraps

Healthy. Fresh. Light. NOT hot. We love everything about this summer recipe!

With the excitement of telling you about Natural Factors latest (and amazing!) contest, PGX Winners, our weekly Tasty Tuesday post took a back seat this week. But have no fear! Today I bring you a healthy, light and fresh dinner option – perfect for those fast approaching hot summer nights.

If you’re anything like me, when the heat turns up, the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven and eat a hot, heavy meal. So, the next time you’re feeling too hot to cook, try this recipe out,  from all Parenting, and let us know what you think!


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It’s Too Hot to Cook!

Suddenly it’s a heat wave!

Today I’m talking about ways to beat the summertime heat in the kitchen. When the weather is warm the last thing I want to do is turn on the stove and start cooking. Also, not eating out when it’s “too hot to cook!” is one of the best ways you can ensure you can eat well!

Here are a couple of tips to help you beat the heat:

  1. Have a Simple Meal. Just say yes to a simple meal at home when it’s too hot out. Make a salad and add some protein like hard boiled eggs or tuna. A salad is surprisingly filling too! Check out this image showing how much 400 calories occupies in the stomach!
  2. Get Grilling. If you have an outdoor area where you can safely BBQ like a patio or deck, move the party outside and get grilling! One of my all time favourite dishes is this grilled salmon on a plank! 
  3. Blend It. SatisFast combines two exceptional health and weight loss products: clinically?proven PGX (PolyGlycopleX?) and high quality, undenatured whey protein. Available in Rich Chocolate and Very Vanilla. With only 60 calories, SatisFast is a great base for your shakes or smoothies.  Plus, you’ll feel full longer, control your appetite and promote healthy blood sugar balance. My favorite smoothie packs a punch too! I load it up with a banana, 1 cup of berries, and 1/2 cup of organic soy or almond milk.


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How to Break a Bad Habit!

Want to break a bad habit, like that 3 o’clock cookie?

Here’s an interesting video from Charles Duhigg. Learn the power of habits and how to break the bad ones!

So, according to Charles Duhigg, it’s possible to break a bad habit with a little bit of analyzing and of course, will power. But maybe, once you’ve analyzed the what and the why of a bad habit, you won’t need as much will power to quash it!

If it’s snacking habit you are trying to break, don’t worry; you aren’t alone. One way I avoid snacking on cookies regularly is to replace my cookie with something healthier like fruits. Fruit will give me the satisfaction of munching and sweet flavours. Or I try to drink more water. My weakness is the ginger molasses cookie from Starbucks. To help me get over that habit, I try to avoid Starbucks or when I’m there, I get something sweet and spicy like chai tea!

Everyone has their different ways to deal with habits. Charles Duhigg has another way of dealing with bad habits. If it worked for him (he was able to lose weight 12 pounds by kicking one bad habit!), it could work for you and me!

Check it out and tell me what you think!

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