Food and Fitness: Tuna with a Side of Frog Jumps

Today’s Quick and Healthy Recipe

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Minutes You Need Away From Reality:


Ingredients You’ll Need to Buy (Don’t forget your coupons!):

  • Salt
  • 1 *12 ounce* package of extra wide egg noodles
  • 2/3 cup of frozen petite green peas
  • 1 *6 ounce* can of chunk light tuna in water, drained
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of sweet cream butter
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup and 3 tablespoons of chicken broth
  • 1 *12 fluid ounce* can of evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons of dry white wine

Follow These Instructions to Satisfy Your Hunger:

Put 3 quarts of water in a 5 to 6 quart pan and add salt.  Bring to a boil over high heat.
Add noodles and cook until done the way you prefer.
Add the frozen peas until they are cooked. (takes about a minute)
Drain the noodles and the peas and then put them back into the pan.
Blend in the tuna.
While the noodles cook in a 12 to 14 inch frying pan, melt butter over them on high heat.
Add flour and whisk vigorously until a smooth paste starts to form.  Stir until it simmers.
In a bowl, mix in the milk and the broth.
Have a separate frying pan, (small), ready for the mixture.
Add slowly, in small batches, to the frying pan and whisk vigorously after each time until smooth.
Add wine and cook until the sauce simmers and thickens. (about 2 minutes)
Pour sauce over the tuna-noodle mix and stir until well-blended.
Serve immediately.

Today’s Workout You Can Add to Your Schedule

Froggy Jumps

Froggy jumps are a great way to get your heart rate up in a short amount of time. All you need to do is add this in your routine, or even make it first in line, and you’ll have toned, powerful legs too.  Here’s how it works:

  • Squat all the way down to the floor, putting your hands on the floor in front of you.
  • In an explosive movement, push up from the floor, jumping up in the air.
  • As you jump, tap your heels together and take the hands behind the head or up in the air.
  • Land with bent knees to protect the joints and go back into your squat to prepare for the next jump.
  • Repeat 10-20 froggy jumps, rest and repeat, if desired.

There is nothing better than food but you’ve got to keep it healthy and you’ve got to exercise!

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