Tips to taking your good eating habits on vacation with you

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- All packed and ready to go on vacation -- but don't want to leave your good eating habits behind?

Jackie Drennan from Weight Watchers stopped at Fox 8 News Monday to share tips on how to stay healthy during your summer vacation.

Here are some of the recipes she shared:

Turkey, Apple and Blue Cheese Wrap (6 SPV per wrap)

Ingredients
1 Tbsp blue cheese, at room temperature
1 Tbsp low-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
1⁄8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground (or to taste)
1 medium whole wheat tortilla, warmed according to package directions
1⁄2 cup arugula, baby leaves
1⁄2 medium fresh apple
2 oz cooked light meat turkey chopped or diced

Instructions:

  1. In a small cup, mash together blue cheese, cream cheese and pepper with a fork; spread onto tortilla.
  2. Top tortilla with arugula, apple and turkey, leaving about 1-inch of space from edges; tuck in sides of tortilla and then roll it up tightly (slice in half, if desired). Yields 1 wrap per serving.

Brown Rice Cookie Bar (3 SPV for 1 square)

Ingredients: 

2 tablespoons almond butter or peanut butter
3 cups mini marshmallows (about half 10-ounce bag)
2 cups crisp puffed brown rice cereal
1 cup whole-grain cereal flakes
2 tablespoons mini semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Spray 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray.
  1. Put almond butter in large saucepan and cook, stirring, over medium-low hear until softened, about 30 seconds. Add marshmallows and cook, stirring, until somewhat melted but still lumpy, about 2 minutes.
  1. Spray rubber spatula with nonstick spray. Remove saucepan from heat and immediately use rubber spatula to stir in rice cereal, whole-grain cereal, and chocolate chips until combined well.
  1. Scape marshmallow mixture into prepared baking pan, pressing down with rubber spatula to form even layer. Refrigerate until bars are firm, about 30 minutes.  With sharp knife sprayed with nonstick spray, cut into 16 squares.
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