I'm always trying to find a way to make super simple and healthy meals, so this one is a tried and true favorite I thought I'd share! It's so yummy, you won't mind eating it for lunch all week long! As most of you may already know, I have a pretty on the go lifestyle as a flight attendant; eating junk food just can't be apart of my life anymore. It makes me feel horrible and within an hour I'm HON-GRY again!
On the prowl for protein-rich foods lead me to this wrap recipe that's easy to pack up and go! Don't forget to subscribe to the blog here for more healthy recipes, live music coverage, beauty and product reviews!
The operative word to this recipe is 'easy': it's super simple, I promise! For this recipe you'll need:
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 cup of quinoa (red used)
- 1 can of black beans
- 1 can of La Costena Chipotle Peppers
- 1/3 cup of honey
- 2 tbsp of EVOO
- salt and pepper to taste
(Yields 6 wraps)
You can add your favorite wrap fillers as you like! For the wrap picture above I used:
- cherry tomatos
- Sabra Supremely Spicy Hummus
I love those "set it and forget it" kind of meals and this one is definitely that--well, at least the chicken part is. In your slow cooker, add the EVOO followed by the chicken breasts with S&P and then the Chipotle Peppers and honey. Easy freaking peasy I told you! You can slow cook the chicken one of two ways: on HIGH for 4 hours or on LOW for 8 hours. I had so much to do that day (including vote--did you vote yet?!) so I opted for cooking my chicken for 8 hours on LOW heat.
Towards the end of your chicken cook time, you can prepare your quinoa, black beans and chop up your desired wrap filling. Your chicken should fall apart easily, enough so to be separated with forks. At this point, it's all about stuffing these bad boys and rolling them up! Lay some of the Sabra Supremely Spicy Hummus on the wrap first. This acts like a glue to hold all the yumminess that you're about to add! I happen to LOVE cilantro so I was hella extra with it. If you want your wraps to remain fresh, wrap them in saran wrap after compiled and hold off on adding the avocado until you're ready to eat! Fresh chopped avocado on the side makes a perfect match for your workday lunch.
Voila! You have a healthy alternative to the usual lunchtime fodder--enough to last all week! The crazy amount of protein between the quinoa, chicken and black beans will leave you full and satisfied which will ward you away from making poor snack decisions as the day progresses. Enjoy and don't forget to give this post a like!