Submitted by: Steven Schnur, M.D.
Dr. Steven A. Schnur’s new book The Reality Diet, has recipes the entire family will enjoy–including the kids. Packed with yummy desserts (non-sugar), high-energy breakfasts, and easy-to-fix dinners, we know you’ll enjoy them all, including this one for a Healthy Turkey Caesar Wrap.
Turkey Caesar Wrap
Caesar salad was invented in Mexico by an Italian, which explains why both countries try to lay claim to this venerable dish. Wrapping the Italian flavors in a Mexican tortilla acknowledges contributions from each.
1 1/2 ounces turkey deli meat (with more than 1 but no more than 3 grams of fat per ounce), sliced into bite-size pieces
1 cup chopped celery MEN: 2 cups
1/2 cup shredded romaine lettuce MEN: 1 cup
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes or halved cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion MEN: 1/2 cup
1 tablespoon fat-free Caesar dressing
One 2:90 wrap (serving size: 35 grams) or tortilla
Freshly ground black pepper
In a medium bowl, toss the turkey, 1 cup celery, 1/2 cup lettuce, 1/2 cup tomatoes, and 1/4 cup red onions with the Caesar dressing. Microwave the wrap for 10 to 15 seconds to soften it. Mound the dressed salad in a line across the center of the wrap. Sprinkle with black pepper to taste, wrap, and serve.
MEN: Make a side salad with the extra celery, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, red onions, and avocado. Dress the salad with fresh lemon juice and basil if you prefer Italian flavors, or with fresh lime, cilantro and hot sauce if Mexican is more your style.
WOMEN: CALORIES 200; FIBER 11g; FAT 3.5g; PROTEIN 15g; CARB 28g; SODIUM 750mg
MEN: CALORIES 230; FIBER 14g; FAT 4g; PROTEIN 16g; CARB 36g; SODIUM 850mg
Want to know more about The Reality Diet?
The reality is that extreme diets that promise instant results just don t work. For one thing, you lose muscle and water, but little fat, and may seriously jeopardize your health in the process. For another, restricting certain foods and food groups deprives your body of essential nutrients. In the end, the faster the pounds come off, the faster they pile back on.
After seeing many of his patients fail on these kinds of fad diets, and suffer health-threatening side effects, Dr. Steven A. Schnur, founder of the largest cardiology practice in South Florida, developed a new, breakthrough program. The Reality Diet is not low carb, low fat, or high protein. Instead it is rich in a wide variety of foods that are high in one key fat-fighting ingredient fiber. Not only does fiber stop hunger, it also significantly lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and a host of other illnesses.
Flexible and forgiving, The Reality Diet is for real people living in the real world. With eight weeks of mouthwatering menus, more than 200 quick and easy recipes, tips for eating in restaurants and navigating holidays, as well as an effective exercise program, The Reality Diet is both a comprehensive weight-loss plan and a blueprint for lifelong health.
About the Author: Dr. Steven A. Schnur is a board-certified internist and cardiologist who has been in private practice for more than 15 years. He is committed to helping patient achieve lasting weight loss through a
high fiber diet.