Implementing healthy food alternatives is not always an easy task for busy individuals. Fast foods establishments have a way of charming people with the convenience of drive-thrus and dollar menus. Sometimes it is just easier to scratch going home to cook and just purchasing a quick ready-made meal.
One factor that deters many from sticking to a healthy eating regime is the lack of choices. Not knowing what protein sources to eat and the correct amount of consumable carbs drives people to eat something premade.
Two easy, balanced meals include a peanut butter and jelly wheat wrap and clean chili without tomatoes, which contain sugar.
Sometimes it is easier to stick to an eating plan when food is already prepared. This chili can be cooked ahead, kept in the refrigerator, and heated as needed.
All of the ingredients can be doubled to make a larger portion.
1 pound ground meat
1 packet low sodium chili powder
1 can chili beans (do not drain juice; use it in the chili)
1 cup of water
1 can black beans (optional)
Brown and drain ground meat. Mix in chili powder and beans. Allow to simmer on a low heat for about fifteen minutes. Hot sauce can be added for flavor.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Wheat Wrap
Spread Peanut Butter and sugar-free jelly over a low carb wheat wrap. Add walnuts if desired.