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9 Delicious Fruit Wraps To Help You Lose Weight Easily

9 Delicious Fruit Wraps To Help You Lose Weight Easily

If you’re someone who is trying to lose weight and lose weight the healthy way, you know it can be difficult. Especially, if you take pride in making your own food and paying close attention to what you eat. It can be a challenge preparing your own food to assist you along your weight loss journey and not be bored with the same recipes. Here are 9 delicious fruit wraps to help you lose weight easily.

Because the recipes below are jammed packed with fruit, not only can you eat them for breakfast to start you on the right foot, but you can also eat them for lunch and even dinner. These fruit wraps are loaded with fiber and vitamins to combat unwanted cravings. Fruits add bulk to our diets without adding all the extra calories.

1.  Strawberry Salad Wrap

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    Ingredients:

    • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
    • 3 sliced strawberries
    • 1/4 cup sliced cucumber
    • 1/4 cup cooked chickpeas
    • 2 tablespoons dried tart cherries (or cranberries)
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • Salt and pepper
    • 2 tablespoons Gorgonzola cheese
    • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
    • 1 spinach wrap

    This wrap is rich in fiber, has a bold taste, and is bursting with flavor.

    (Full Recipe Here)

    2.  Sweet Mixed Fruits and Granola Breakfast Wrap

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      Ingredients:

      • 2 flour medium tortillas
      • 1/4 cup strawberries, thinly sliced
      • 1/4 cup banana, thinly sliced
      • 1/4 cup peaches, thinly sliced
      • 1/4 cup raspberries, roughly chopped
      • 1 teaspoon raw honey
      • 1/3 cup granola (use any nuts instead)
      • 4 tablespoons cream cheese (softened)

      With all of these ingredients mixed into one wrap and the use of granola, you will have a wrap that will fill you up and provide protein at the same time.

      (Full Recipe Here)

      3.  Rainbow Breakfast Wrap

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        Ingredients:

        • 4 flatbread wraps
        • 1 cup Greek yogurt
        • 2 tablespoons honey
        • 1 cup granola
        • 1 banana, thinly sliced
        • 1 large mango, thinly sliced
        • 2 kiwi, thinly sliced
        • 8 strawberries, thinly sliced
        • 1 cup blueberries

        The use of Greek yogurt in this recipe will leave you feeling more full and is higher in protein than traditional yogurts.

        (Full Recipe Here)

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        4.  Jackfruit and Black Bean Wrap

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          Ingredients:

          • 1 can green jackfruit, drained and well rinsed
          • 1 can black beans in chilli sauce
          • 1 onion, thinly sliced
          • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
          • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
          • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
          • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
          • 1/2 cup barbeque sauce
          • 1 cup vegetable stock

          An uncommon fruit, jackfruit is sweet in taste. It is also rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins.

          (Full Recipe Here)

          5.  Fruit and Yogurt Wrap

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            Ingredients:

            • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
            • 1 container (6 oz.) Yoplait Original yogurt (any flavor)
            • 4 flour tortillas
            • 4 small strawberries, sliced
            • 1 small banana, sliced

            This sweet fruit wrap is palatable and also high in protein thanks to the peanut butter.

            (Full Recipe Here)

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            6.  Peanut Butter Apple Wrap

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              Ingredients:

              • 4 whole wheat flour tortillas
              • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
              • 6 tablespoons granola cereal
              • 1 large red-skinned apple

              This is a simple and quick fruit wrap to put together that leaves you pleasantly full. Plus, its loaded with antioxidants because of the apple!

              (Full Recipe Here)

              7.  Peanut Butter Banana Wrap

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                Ingredients:

                • Whole wheat tortilla
                • Peanut butter
                • Banana, thinly sliced

                Like the recipe above, this fruit wrap wraps up in a jiffy! It’s flavorful, plus there is the added benefit of peanut butter. This will leave you feeling full well into the lunch hour.

                (Full Recipe Here)

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                8.  Mango Coconut Wrap

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                  Ingredients:

                  • Juice from one mango
                  • 1 cup young coconut meat
                  • Handful fresh basil

                  Mango is sweet and colorful. It is also known to clear your skin, improve digestion, and fight heat stroke for the upcoming summer months.

                  (Full Recipe Here)

                  9.  Cheese with Fruit Wrap

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                    Ingredients:

                    • 1 4 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese
                    • 2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
                    • 4 drops vanilla extract
                    • 3 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas
                    • 10-12 strawberries, thinly sliced
                    • 1/2 small cantaloupe, thinly sliced (OR 3 kiwi’s, peeled and thinly sliced)
                    • 2 bananas, thinly sliced

                    This sweet fruit wrap filled with cantaloupe provides a rich source of vitamin A, reduces inflammation, and lowers the risk for metabolic syndrome.

                    (Full Recipe Here)

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                    Last Updated on September 28, 2020

                    The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

                    The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

                    At the start of the year, if you had asked anyone if they could do their work from home, many would have said no. They would have cited the need for team meetings, a place to be able to sit down and get on with their work, the camaraderie of the office, and being able to meet customers and clients face to face.

                    Almost ten months later, most of us have learned that we can do our work from home and in many ways, we have discovered working from home is a lot better than doing our work in a busy, bustling office environment where we are inundated with distractions and noise.

                    One of the things the 2020 pandemic has reminded us is we humans are incredibly adaptable. It is one of the strengths of our kind. Yet we have been unknowingly practicing this for years. When we move house we go through enormous upheaval.

                    When we change jobs, we not only change our work environment but we also change the surrounding people. Humans are adaptable and this adaptability gives us strength.

                    So, what are the pros and cons of working from home? Below I will share some things I have discovered since I made the change to being predominantly a person who works from home.

                    Pro #1: A More Relaxed Start to the Day

                    This one I love. When I had to be at a place of work in the past, I would always set my alarm to give me just enough time to make coffee, take a shower, and change. Mornings always felt like a rush.

                    Now, I can wake up a little later, make coffee and instead of rushing to get out of the door at a specific time, I can spend ten minutes writing in my journal, reviewing my plan for the day, and start the day in a more relaxed frame of mind.

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                    When you start the day in a relaxed state, you begin more positively. You find you have more clarity and more focus and you are not wasting energy worrying about whether you will be late.

                    Pro #2: More Quiet, Focused Time = Increased Productivity

                    One of the biggest difficulties of working in an office is the noise and distractions. If a colleague or boss can see you sat at your desk, you are more approachable. It is easier for them to ask you questions or engage you in meaningless conversations.

                    Working from home allows you to shut the door and get on with an hour or two of quiet focused work. If you close down your Slack and Email, you avoid the risk of being disturbed and it is amazing how much work you can get done.

                    An experiment conducted in 2012 found that working from home increased a person’s productivity by 13%, and more recent studies also find significant increases in productivity.[1]

                    When our productivity increases, the amount of time we need to perform our work decreases, and this means we can spend more time on activities that can bring us closer to our family and friends as well as improve our mental health.

                    Pro #3: More Control Over Your Day

                    Without bosses and colleagues watching over us all day, we have a lot more control over what we do. While some work will inevitably be more urgent than others, we still get a lot more choice about what we work on.

                    We also get more control over where we work. I remember when working in an office, we were given a fixed workstation. Some of these workstations were pleasant with a lot of natural sunlight, but other areas were less pleasant. It was often the luck of the draw whether we find ourselves in a good place to work or not.

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                    By working from home we can choose what work to work on and whether we want to face a window or not. We can get up and move to another place, and we can move from room to room. And if you have a garden, on nice days you could spend a few hours working outside.

                    Pro #4: You Get to Choose Your Office Environment

                    While many companies will provide you with a laptop or other equipment to do your work, others will give you an allowance to purchase your equipment. But with furniture such as your chair and desk, you have a lot of freedom.

                    I have seen a lot of amazing home working spaces with wonderful sets up—better chairs, laptop stands that make working from a laptop much more ergonomic and therefore, better for your neck.

                    You can also choose your wall art and the little nick-nacks on your desk or table. With all this freedom, you can create a very personal and excellent working environment that is a pleasure to work in. When you are happy doing your work, you will inevitably do better work.

                    Con #1: We Move a Lot Less

                    When we commute to a place of work, there is movement involved. Many people commute using public transport, which means walking to the bus stop or train station. Then, there is the movement at lunchtime when we go out to buy our lunch. Working in a place of work requires us to move more.

                    Unfortunately, working from home naturally causes us to move less and this means we are not burning as many calories as we need to.

                    Moving is essential to our health and if you are working from home you need to become much more aware of your movement. To ensure you are moving enough, make sure you take your lunch breaks. Get up from your desk and move. Go outside, if you can, and take a walk. And, of course, refrain from regular trips to the refrigerator.

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                    Con #2: Less Human Interaction

                    One of the nicest things about bringing a group of people together to work is the camaraderie and relationships that are built over time. Working from home takes us away from that human interaction and for many, this can cause a feeling of loss.

                    Humans are a social species—we need to be with other people. Without that connection, we start to feel lonely and that can lead to mental health issues.

                    Zoom and Microsoft Teams meeting cannot replace that interaction. Often, the interactions we get at our workplaces are spontaneous. But with video calls, there is nothing spontaneous—most of these calls are prearranged and that’s not spontaneous.

                    This lack of spontaneous interaction can also reduce a team’s ability to develop creative solutions—there’s just something about a group of incredibly creative people coming together in a room to thrash out ideas together that lends itself to creativity.

                    While video calls can be useful, they don’t match the connection between a group of people working on a solution together.

                    Con #3: The Cost of Buying Home Office Equipment

                    Not all companies are going to provide you with a nice allowance to buy expensive home office equipment. 100% remote companies such as Doist (the creators of Todoist and Twist) provide a $2,000 allowance to all their staff every two years to buy office equipment. Others are not so generous.

                    This can prove to be expensive for many people to create their ideal work-from-home workspace. Many people must make do with what they already have, and that could mean unsuitable chairs that damage backs and necks.

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                    For a future that will likely involve more flexible working arrangements, companies will need to support their staff in ways that will add additional costs to an already reduced bottom line.

                    Con #4: Unique Distractions

                    Not all people have the benefit of being able to afford childcare for young children, and this means they need to balance working and taking care of their kids.

                    For many parents, being able to go to a workplace gives them time away from the noise and demands of a young family, so they could get on with their work. Working from home removes this and can make doing video calls almost impossible.

                    To overcome this, where possible, you need to set some boundaries. I know this is not always possible, but it is something you need to try. You should do whatever you can to make sure you have some boundaries between your work life and home life.

                    Final Thoughts

                    Working from home can be hugely beneficial for many people, but it can also bring serious challenges to others.

                    We are moving towards a new way of working. Therefore, companies need to look at both the pros and cons of working from home and be prepared to support their staff in making this transition. It will not be impossible, but a lot of thought will need to go into it.

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