After this past Christmas/New Year's weekend, I am SO ready to get back on track! I have been really good about sticking to my nutrition ( mainly Paleo with some dairy here and there) but I did treat myself over Christmas as we all should! And I don’t feel too guilty about it! I worked out most of last week to burn it off too!
Because I HAD to make Jake’s grandmother’s famous dinner rolls. I unfortunately never had the opportunity to taste them, but I have heard about them every year around Christmas. She even wrote the tricks of the trade by hand a few years ago and in her memory and as a future Christmas tradition I will continue to make these rolls every year. THEY WERE DELICIOUS! I didn’t even use my kitchen aid to knead it! I wanted to do it all old school and get them as close to hers as I could. I’d say I did pretty well!
To kick off this week right, we hit the gym again for some tough WODs. We are really getting into some heavier training to prep for the Superfit Games competition in February. I want to work on practicing perfect mechanics with my Olympic lifts as well as improve my endurance to get through the tougher workouts!
We attended an Over Head Squat Seminar at RARE Crossfit over this past weekend after our New Year's workout! After teaching us perfect mechanics of the move, our coach set us to try it out on the rack. We have done these in workouts before, but never a time where we focused entirely on this very technical move. The trick is to go SLOW! #slowandsteady I went from being able to squat 85# over head to 120#!!! Holy Cow! Great way to start the New Year! #gainz
I also thought about my New Year’s resolutions. I reflected on how I have changed this past year and am SO looking forward to 2016. I will post my New Year’s plans in my next post over the weekend.
Now, I completely understand that getting back to that healthier you can seem like a daunting task. Just take a bite out of the elephant and keep at it till you get there. It’s not a race. In fact, there shouldn’t be a finish line. We are in this for a healthy LIFEstyle. Right??
I love meal prepping foods I can look forward to everyday. That way it’s never boring and you never feel deprived of anything. I love making no-bread sandwiches for lunch with dips! Cause, I really love dips…
Ham Roll-Ups are about as easy as they sound and provide a lot of filling protein to get you through the afternoon. Stuff them how you please. I love adding some red onion and pepper sticks!
Wherever you are and whatever you make for lunch, always make it fun!
4oz of Hormel Natural Ham
Veggies of your choice cut in strips
I chose red onion and bell peppers
1 tbs of dijon mustard
Side of fruit and a small palmful of nuts for your healthy fat to complete the meal!
Lay out 2 pieces of ham and make sure they over lap
Place a few strips of veggies in center
Roll from one end to another ( like a sleeping bag)
I tied mine up with kitchen twine
I love using my Bentology lunc box for my lunches! It keeps everything fresh and great for portioning my lunches!
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Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) says
I've been really getting back into making lunches again too. It makes such a difference for my overall health. These rollups look tasty!
Nutmeg Nanny says
Hello quick and easy Paleo lunch! I'm hungry and this looks like the perfect lunch...or snack!
Marjory @ Dinner-Mom says
Great protein packed snack! Perfect for those workouts you're doing...and I hope to be doing soon!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen says
I'm a HUGE fan of red onion on sandwiches. The flavor punch it adds is like nothing else. Love the sound of these ham roll-ups with the onion and pepper stuffing. The mustard dipping sauce adds so much flavor too. What a powerhouse of a flavorful lunch!
Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos says
I never thought to do something like this and I love that idea. Some mustard, some sweet red onion - the options are endless. Great idea!
Kim Beaulieu says
Love those containers, great for portion control, plus they're super cute.
I love that you made ham roll ups. My daughter was very anti-sandwiches growing up, she hated the texture. So I made her ham roll ups about 2 or 3 days a week because she would always eat them. She still loves ham intensely. ha
Lora @savoringitaly says
Super cute containers and a fun way to present ham roll-ups! Great inspiration for my teen that likes to have more interesting and fun lunches these days! Happy New Year!!
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet says
Those containers look great, I'll have to check them out!
I love these! I make these for 2 of my kids that don't like actual sandwiches and I love how easy they are. Happy New Year!
[..YouTube..] Corn, that looks so good. I like new flavors, like yoleursf. Not sure if you like cilantro; but here's my twist on soft taco. Try it and tell me what you think. Whole wheat soft taco shells. Chicken breast cut into strips or ground. Marinate your diced jalapeno(deseeded), bell peppers, red onions, tomatos and cilantro in lime juice. Saute chicken strips or brown ground chicken, add desired taco seasoning, then add your corn and black beans. Assemble my fiesta taco and enjoy! Hope you like it!
Martha @ A Family Feast says
What a great idea for lunch - and I love those containers!
The Food Hunter says
I love the containers! I need to do this.