Jeri’s Corner: Fitness & Food

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Jeri’s Corner: Fitness and Food

My Lite Bites

A great appetizer or snack is the stuffed cucumber. I believe the website it came from is paleoeffect.com. Certainly easy, quick and tasty with the crispness of the cucumber and the saltiness of the turkey. The next time I make these, I will have to put my spin on them.

Stuffed Cucumber

  • 2 Cucumbers, slice in half, down the center not lengthwise
  • 8 Deli sliced Turkey
  • 1 Avocado

Really you can buy as many cucumbers as you like. First you will peel the cucumber. If you prefer you can leave some of the skin on or take it all off. Slice the cucumber right done the center to make two rolls. Do not slice lengthwise. Take one of the halves and slice lengthwise, but not all the way through. Use a pairing knife or a steak knife, which is what I used, to cut the center out, the seeds. Then you will pry the cucumber open, careful not to break, and stuff with a slice of meat, a sliver of avocado, then another slice of meat. That’s it!

I pre-made a bunch of these to snack on during the week and especially at work for the 3pm I need to eat something time. I made the cucumber shell and put them in a dish with a wet paper towel on top of them, then put a lid on top. All I had to do was grab a shell, two slices of turkey and a sliver or two of avocado. Easy Breezy! Another Paleo staple in the kitchen. I don’t know about you but I just can’t get enough of that granola. Still making it!

My Fitness Scene

“The thing that is really hard and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning to work on becoming yourself” Ann Quindlen

Fitness Contest

If you have been following my fitness, I am mentally preparing for the Spartan Race coming up and getting nervous. Well, I was out for a jog and was changing the music on my ipod and jogged myself right into a pot hole.  Rolled my ankle and fell.  Now I have a sprained ankle.  Ouch! Needless to say, it could not have happened at the worse time. So, I have been icing it and putting heat on it. Going to stay off of it for a couple days and see what happens. Wish me luck.

The trouble is knowing when your helping or doing more damage by trying to push my recovery. Hopefully, by the next post, I will have pictures of me at the race!

That’s it for now!

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