Spicy Tuna Wrap
Goodbye, boring old tuna sandwich. Hello, gorgeous Spicy Tuna Wrap!
Honestly, who needs bread when you can wrap spicy tuna goodness in blanched collard greens? Not me. These wraps are light and tight, and will help make you light and tight too!
The technique of wrapping delicious sandwich fillings in collards is a wonderful way to lighten up your lunch. Collard leaves are super sturdy, last for a week in the fridge, are filled with fiber, and are super low in carbs and calories. The rich green color is nice too.
Make a big batch of these on the weekend to create wraps for lunch all week long. Simply bring a big pot of salted water to boil, blanch the leaves for 2 minutes, then plunge into some ice water before drying off. Easy!
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
Here’s what you need
317 calories, 13g fat, 17g carbohydrate, 7g sugar, 193mg sodium, 4g fiber, and 7g protein.
Fast Five: Antonio & Tom!
This week we wanted to feature two of our patients, Antonio & Tom, who have not only been coming to Empire PT for a while now, but also have become friends outside of the clinic. If you ever come for physical therapy around 8AM, you know they bring a lot of early morning entertainment to the clinic. Sometimes, they even match! (since we interviewed them both-we only asked them 3 questions!)
When did you start coming to Empire PT?
Tom: In the fall of 2019. I've had 3 different shoulder surgeries.
Antonio: Since 2015, for chronic lower back pain due to a work injury.
What's your favorite part of coming?
Tom: The friendly atmosphere!
Antonio: The quality of care & excellent pain management. I've been able to avoid surgery by coming here!
What about your favorite summer activity (when you're not at therapy-obviously)?
Tom: Spending time with my grandchildren & wonderful wife.
Antonio: Traveling anywhere!
Exercise of the Week: IT Band
Your IT band runs along the outside of your hip and extends to your outer knee. You can experience pain here from repetitive movements, so stretching it to improve flexibility is smart. Try this quick stretch this week!
Dr. Tony Tanzi: Physical Therapist, Triathlete, Runner, Performance Coach