This week's Made Fit TV episode, I show you how to make my ultimate favorite asparagus recipe that has me eating it up like candy - really!
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Welcome to made fit TV. I’m your host Jennifer Didonato and this is episode number 92. Made fit TV is everyone’s source for health and fitness information and entertainment. It’s where fit bodies don’t just happen like that, they’re made but you can make it. With these episodes, I provide you with recipes, workouts, training techniques, motivational videos and lists and advice, anything you can think of, these podcasts are for you and anyone can benefit from there so spread the word and I want to thank all of you who join me every Saturday at noon, eastern time zone and you figure what Jenny goes live? I can chat with her, I didn’t know that, now you know, we’ve been doing it every Saturday and if you ever want to join in, just hop in every Saturday at noon. Follow me on Facebook, Jenny Didonato and I’ll always tweet out when we’re going live and sometimes you may even get a little special one during the week if I feel like talking so welcome and today’s episode is 92 and we are doing ham wrapped asparagus. Asparagus, this recipe right here is so simple, you’re just using a couple of ingredients, it’s so simple but asparagus is probably one of the best super foods out there because it is packed with antioxidants. The calorie count is so low. I mean for half a cup, maybe 25 calories. It’s kind of hard to measure out like when I show you guys nutrition information of this recipe, I had to really try hard to average it because asparagus is so low in calories and it’s kind of hard depending on how big the spear is when you break it off so I had to kind of round it out but trust me, it is so low in calories, high in fiber, it contains so many antioxidants. It’s for your gastrointestinal tract, your colon, good for cramps, alleviating cramps for menstrual women, high in vitamin K, folic acid if you’re breast feeding or if you are looking to become pregnant anything like that. It’s a great super food and of course, this is a diuretic. It may make you pee, your pee might smell but hey, you’ve got to take the good with the bad right. Also antiaging so those crow’s feet, start eating these and maybe it will go away so let’s get started. What I did was I took basically a whole bushel of asparagus and if you’re not aware of how it works, I’m just going to kind of show you. You take the asparagus, you’re not going to eat the whole thing because it’s kind of like woody. So what you want to do is you just want to take on each end and just snap it and it will snap where it’s supposed to so from here up, you can eat it so I have this little tip for you guys to do so what I did is I just kind of cut up a couple of the bushels. I have a lean smoked ham right here and just a little bit of olive oil. So what you want to do is you want to take a cookie sheet, put some foil down. What I did is I just sprayed it lightly with some nonstick spray and what you’re going to do is you’re going to take two asparagus spears. You’re going to take one piece of ham and you’re just going to wrap it. You see it’s kind of like an oval, you’re going to take two of them, wrap it just like that and place it down and then prepare many of this so Chris you might have to do a little bit of editing. So I love this recipe because it’s high in protein, like I said, there are hardly any calories in asparagus but it’s actually very tasty because obviously, the ham is a little bit higher in sodium but you’re also getting that flavor from the ham, the salt, the cured meat kind of taste with that distinct flavor of the asparagus so it’s quite enjoyable and I believe that you will like it. So now that I have all my little asparagus spears wrapped up in their little piggy blankets, what you’re going to do is you’re just going to take a little bit of olive oil. I didn’t even use a tablespoon honestly. I just kind of dribbled it in there and this is optional too because you can bake these like if you want them crispy, you