Naked Fitness Artichoke and Beef Lettuce Wraps with Celebrity Fitness Trainer Andrea Metcalf
Why I Love This Recipe
This recipe is from my Naked Fitness recipe collection. Naked Fitness is my book launched 2011 bringing my best tips to help you FEEL GOOD IN YOUR OWN SKIN!.
Let me reassure you: Naked Fitness isn’t about working out in the nude or exercising in skimpy spandex for all the world to see. No, none of that.
Naked Fitness is about stripping away all the obstacles, barriers, and excuses in your life that keep you from getting your wonderful body into the best shape possible. It’s about seeing how beautiful your real body is—an ever-evolving work of art—and feeling good about your body just as it is. The truth is that with a great body comes great confidence—with clothes or without them.
This is one of my quick recipes straight from my Naked Fitness book. They are simple, nutrient dense and lower in calories than traditional versions. Each recipe comes with a stretch or strengthening exercise for toning up that Naked Body to feel good in your own skin. Combine the ten exercises for a simple, daily effective workout routine that should take less than 15 minutes to complete.
As the routine becomes easier to perform, bump up the sets and resistance. You should feel stronger in two weeks and look slimmer in six!
I say “yes” to not cooking. I triple my recipes, for example, and freeze dinners. My favorites are my tortilla soup and polenta chili. Both take less than 30 minutes to make, and I do them at the same time. Cook enough for two or three dinners and then freeze and defrost as needed. This way, most energy-intensive cooking is done once for several meals. As for frozen microwave veggies, they’re a staple in my household.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 13-oz. can of artichokes, rinsed and sliced
1⁄2 lb. roast beef thinly sliced
1 13-oz. can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1⁄4 cup packed fresh basil
2 tsp. capers, chopped
1⁄4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp. olive oil
Dash of salt and pepper
16 romaine lettuce leaves
Place artichokes, beef, garbanzos, parmesan, basil, capers, lemon juice, and oil in a bowl and mix. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put 1⁄4 cup of this filling in each romaine leave. You can refrigerate the mixture and assemble them at lunchtime. Makes 4 servings of 4 wraps each.