Day 3: Paleo Princess – Jalapeño Turkey Burgers

ImageGood Morning Paleo Beauties. Sorry about not posting yesterday {work calls – this is real life}, but let’s pick up back right where we started.

I still hope you ate paleo yesterday. It’s not hard – fruits, nuts, meats and veggies. It just takes willpower and a goal. What is not to like about munching on some of nature’s finest foods!?

Wake Up: Start your day with a hot cup of lemon water {this is supposed to cleanse the body}. Lemon is a detoxifier {read this post for more information.} Sip on this cup of goodness this morning and chill even if just for a few minutes. Think of all that God has blessed you with and that you are thankful for!

Drink Up: You should have had 16 oz before you walk out the door for work, grocery stores, parks {wherever your life takes you}. Sip on water all day. Remember NO soft drinks. Artificial sweetener is not your friend.

Snack On: Today I am snacking on cucumbers, celery and a Lara Bar. This should keep my desk stomach grumbles at bay today. {Always keep some kind of nut or a small apple handy too – maybe in your purse}.

turkey burgers

Such delicious taste! I also added 1/2 of a avocado.

Lunch Recipe: Now for the new lunch recipe – Jalapeno Turkey Burgers! This is simple to make, you will want to make it the night before {for lunch the next day}.

You will need: 1 lb of lean ground turkey, ¼ a cup of sliced jalapenos, 2 garlic cloves and 1 tbsp. of olive oil.

Make sure the meat is thawed – and dump it in a mixing bowl. Put the jalapenos and garlic into the food processor and pulse until the mix is thoroughly blended together. Add this to the meat in the bowl and use your hands to knead in the spicy mixture.

On the skillet, pour the olive oil into the frying pan. Form little patties with the meat.  And cook your patties for about 5 minutes or until golden in color. Yum – a Texas Turkey Burger! Wrap in romaine lettuce for bread.

Dinner Diva: I am making something light tonight – because the burger is rather heavy. Having a green shake and some veggies on a platter!

Workout Video: Let’s focus on our arms tonight. You are definitely sore from the other nights. So, this will give us time to focus on another muscle group.

Tuna Salad Veggie Rolls

ImageSo, I have been listening to Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover audio book. You can thank my sweet boyfriend {who has told me almost every weekend to listen to it} for that. But, to my surprise, I am actually enjoying listening to it. Dave Ramsey for president! Anyone?

Really – if you want to plan for your future, you may want to check it out. I like the audio book. But, you can read it too if you are book lover.

One thing I cannot get past is spending my precious lunch money on the work cafeteria. I mean, can I really justify $6 for a salad when I can make my own at home for a dime?

I can buy a six pack of romaine lettuce at Costco and eat salads for more than a week for next to nothing. So, that is my new challenge – I am taking my homemade lunch to work.

Check out these awesome Tuna Salad Veggie Rolls that I made last night (pictured in the post.) And, I used the leftovers for a salad at work today. Score! Gluten free, healthy and cheap. This tuna salad was quick and easy to make, and I used the lettuce leaves as bread!

You will need: 1 can of light tuna in water, 2 cage free hardboiled eggs, 2 tbsp. light mayo and one handful of shredded cheese.

Simply drain the tuna and dump it in a bowl. Peel hardboiled eggs and use an egg cutter to dice them up in pieces. Add to tuna mixture. Scoop out the mayo and add it to the bowl. Stir this up and sprinkle in the cheese last.

Pluck off three big leaves of romaine lettuce and fill them with tuna salad. Your dinner is served.

Oh, I also sprinkled some olive oil dressing on top of the leaves. I used the left over oil from Trader Joe’s Marinated Mozzarella Cheese. This is another way to save a buck – just added the oil to a little glass canister. Yum.