Entertaining Recipe: Turkey Wrap Appetizers with Healthy Ones (Sponsored)

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Turkey Wrap Appetizers with Healthy Ones

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Healthy Ones deli meats. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

No matter the time of year, entertaining is always in order. And if you’re anything like me, you like to have fun and fab appetizers and finger foods for your guests to enjoy. In partnership with Healthy Ones deli meats, I’ve created hors d’oeuvres that you can make all year ’round. I call them Turkey Wrap Appetizers.

You’ve probably had your share of turkey wraps, and my recipe is a twist on them. By using high fiber low carb tortilla wraps and adding a little zesty kick to them with Smoky Horseradish Sauce, you will have a treat that you and your guests will love and is so simple to make. If you aren’t a fan of horseradish, you can replace it with your favorite sandwich spread or sauce.

This recipe can also double as a lunch menu item for your family as well. Use the whole wrap as a meal for lunch for work and/or school—it’s healthy for you too without sacrificing taste. In fact, it’s full of flavor and will leave you satisfied until dinner.

Check out my Turkey Wrap Appetizers with Healthy Ones deli meats. Not your traditional appetizer, it is low in carbs and high in nutrition. It will quickly become one of your favorite things to serve when you entertain.

Here’s what you will need:

Healthy Ones Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

Wraps

Olives

Shredded Cheese

Grey Poupon Mustard (optional)

Horseradish (optional)

Vinegar and oil (optional)

Pepper (optional)

Toothpicks

Healthy Ones recipe

**you can also add more veggies like lettuce, onions, and beansprouts, but remember, the more you fill the wrap up with, the larger it will be, which makes the wrap harder to roll and cut into sections.

Making the wrap is easy. Just take the wrap and coat with a knife first with the horseradish or spread. Once done, put on two to three pieces of turkey, then cover it with the toppings you’d like to add. Then douse with vinegar and oil and then sprinkle pepper on top and voila!

Turkey Wraps

Heathy Ones Turkey Wraps

You have your Turkey Wrap. Refrigerate it for about an hour so it will stiffen, and then slice the wrap into small sections. Hold it together with a toothpick and put an olive on top to garnish.

Turkey Wrap Appetizers with Healthy Ones

If you prefer to eat it as a meal, you can enjoy the wrap cold, or if you prefer it warm, stick it in the microwave or toaster oven for some heat. You can add a side of fruit or veggies to complete the meal.

Healthy Ones Oven Roasted Turkey

The epic flavor is served when the horseradish and vinegar and oil connect on the wrap. Together, they are a powerful combo that compliments the turkey well.

Turkey Wrap Appetizers

Healthy Ones deli meats are certified Extra Lean by the American Heart Association, and they use only the finest cuts of meat and are minimally processed with no fillers and no artificial flavors. And they are easy on the pockets cost wise as well.

You can get more recipes on the Healthy Ones recipe page.

Make sure to also visit their website at HealthyOnes.com and ‘like’ them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/healthyones. To find out where Healthy Ones are sold in your area, click here.

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5 ways to wrap up your speech with gusto

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How should you close a speech?

I recently had a query from a fellow coach who specializes in working with engineers and tech firms, and her complaint was that far too many speeches in her experience ended with a slide reading “Any Questions?” She was asking for alternative ways to end a presentation.

It would be hard to imagine a duller (and less engaging) way to finish, aside from simply walking off the stage in silence.

First, there’s the slide issue itself. Slide-ware such as PowerPoint doesn’t help; it distracts, because it requires us to multitask. All the research on multitasking shows that we can’t do it. We first pay attention to one thing, and then to another.

Moreover, the research on how our brains process visual information indicates that we don’t actually see what’s in front of us, but rather an approximation of it that our brain matches to reality based on its memory banks.

So, what really happens when we’re confronted in a meeting or a presentation with a speaker and a set of slides is that we look at the speaker—because we’re inherently more interested in people than pictures—and when our collective attention starts to wander, we look at the slides.

Now, reading slides and looking at people occupy two different parts of our brain, and there’s a lot of inefficiency in switching back and forth. When we’re looking at the speaker, we’re getting one set of cues. When we look at the slides, we get another set. When we switch, we lose a bit of either information stream.

The result is two incomplete sets of information. That’s tiring and annoying, so we get cranky and tune out.

That’s what slide-ware does. With some exceptions, it adds to our information load, overwhelming it even faster and causing us to change channels mentally. Don’t do it.

Any questions?

OK, so how should you end a speech? Following are five suggestions so you can avoid the dreaded “Any Questions” slide.

1. The simplest way to end a speech is to say, “Thank you.” That has the virtue of being individually understood, unexceptional and unambiguous.

That remains my go-to recommendation for anyone who wants a way to signal to the audience that it’s time to applaud and then head for the bar. Neat, simple, gets the job done.

[RELATED: Become a master speechwriter at our Speechwriters and Executive Communicators Conference.]

2. End with a question that broadens the discussion and gets people thinking. For example, if you’re wrapping up a talk on the future of software, you might say, “We’ve had a great discussion today about what software will look like in near future; I’d like to close by asking you what you think software might look like 100 years from now. Are we actually heading for the Great Singularity?”

Or even, “I’d like to close by asking you this: Do you think there should be government controls on either the violence in or the length of time spent on gaming software?”

That should give them something to talk about into next week, or at least over the coffee and doughnuts.

3. The best way to end a speech is to turn the audience loose on an action. After all, you’ve been asking the audience to sit passively for 20 or 30 or 50 minutes. Give them a chance to move, to do something. It should be related to what you’ve been talking about, it should be specific, and it should be relatively simple.

Get them to turn to a neighbor, for example, and pledge to start the good health regimen you’ve been talking about with one specific food change.

4. If you’re afraid of not getting any questions, arrange for a friend to ask one. Having a “plant” in the audience is a good way to get questions started. If you’ve turned the chore of asking for questions over to a slide, then that suggests either you don’t really want to engage in questions, or you’re afraid of them. If it’s the former, then get over yourself. You’ve had the floor for 45 minutes; now it’s someone else’s turn.

If the latter, then you might think about sharing your fears in an authentic way: “Now, I’m a little afraid of the questions you might ask, since there are some people here in the audience who know more about the subject than I do, but if we agree to turn the answering over to anyone who is best positioned to answer the question, I’m happy with that.”

5. Finally, you might borrow an idea from the theater and have a “talk back.” In the theatre, some groups invite the audience to give their thoughts back to the actors, the director, the stage crew, or anyone else who’s available. It’s a critique, a Q-and-A opportunity, a focus group, and a therapy session all rolled into one.

It’s risky, because you’re at the mercy of jerks in the audience who just want to ventilate or bloviate, but a Q-and-A can bring out those trolls, too. If you choose this option, it’s a big help to have someone else emcee the discussion.

There are plenty of interesting ways to end a presentation. Throw away that “Any Questions” slide, and get to work.

A version of this article first appeared on Public Words. 

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