Chili Relleno Wraps (Low carb and High Fiber)

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Here’s a great low carb/high fiber recipe that’s both easy and quick! It’s based on a recipe I found on Linda Sue’s website. I never like making two beef dishes back to back (same for chicken or pork), I have to break it up to keep things interesting for the family lest we get ourselves back into a rut. So, last night I studied the recipe decided what I could change to suit our palates. Really doesn’t take any more time to make it this way either 🙂

Amanda’s Chili Relleno Meat Mix

1 pound ground white turkey

1 pound sausage

3 bell peppers, chopped

2 small onions, chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

2 Tablespoons homemade chili powder*

In a large skillet or dutch oven brown turkey and sausage with onions and bell peppers. Drain off most of the grease. Add in minced garlic and seasonings. Let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

For this meat mixture alone, if you make it just as I have above, the net carbs come out to 4 grams even. You can eat it just as is with a little sprinkling of mozzarella cheese, some guacamole and sour cream on top. But if you can handle a few more carbs you can add it to a low carb/high fiber wrap. Click HERE to see the wraps we use.

To assemble

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Put small spoonful of the chili relleno mixture on the wrap.

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Sprinkle on a little cheese. Here in the photo mozzarella cheese was used but you can use any that you prefer.

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Add a little lettuce and sliced tomato on top with a little dollop of sour cream.  Can ya dig it?!

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Fold it up like you would any wrap and enjoy! You get the flavor of a chili relleno without all the carbs. Our family really liked this, it was a little unconventional of me to use the turkey and sausage but both were a nice change. This can definitely be made spicier, just add some crushed red pepper flakes, jalapenos and for those who like to push the limits…add a few drops of habanero sauce to the meat!

Total net carbs for the meat and the wrap comes out to 9 grams. You really can’t be that! Of course if you’re not living a lower carb lifestyle you could add the meat mixture to tortilla chips covered in a white cheese sauce for some chili relleno nachos. Or you could layer it with corn tortillas in a casserole dish for a chili relleno casserole. The meat mix is versatile for everyone and you don’t have to sausage if you don’t want to. You could use all turkey, all beef, ground chicken, or a mixture thereof. Don’t be afraid to play with the flavors and spices. Happy eating!

Quick Fix Dinner

Evening folks! It’s been a nice day here in sunny Alabama, hope you’ve been able to enjoy this fine weather where you are 🙂 It’s been a busy afternoon straightening up the dining room, laundry and just general cleaning. We’re in the process of getting things ready to receive my Papaw who will be flying up next week and around 4pm I started looking online for some quick frugal meals with ingredients we already had on hand. That’s when Mom pulled out a hamburger cookbook and went through it for about 45 minutes until we finally settled on two versions of a beef stroganoff.

So we combined the recipes! Why not right? From start to finish it took about 25 minutes. The finished product seemed to pass everyone’s approval!

This was a hit apparently!

This was a hit apparently!

Alas, I cannot eat it such things anymore though. Beef and pork are off limits for me thanks to some health issues earlier this year that lead me to add a more alkaline lifestyle to my lower carb lifestyle. As if they aren’t limiting enough on their own, combined it can get rather boring! As I was putting the final touches to their meal, made my Dad his salad I sat back and wondered what I could eat. I didn’t want more chicken or turkey, and frozen leftovers weren’t appetizing tonight. Instead I came up with this…

Low Carb High Fiber Wraps

2 high fiber wraps

romaine salad mix, about 3/4 cup

2 organic cucumbers, peeled and sliced lengthwise

1/4 tomato, sliced

Wholly Guacamole 100 Calorie pack

Ranch dressing

Drizzle some ranch dressing on the wrap, spread with a knife. Lay down some romaine lettuce mix. 

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Peel and slice cucumber lengthwise in half, and cut each half again lengthwise. Each cucumber yielding four long strips.

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With 1/4 of a tomato slice into four slices.

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On top of lettuce layer three long slices of cucumber with two pieces of tomato on top. Finish it off with a generous squeeze of guacamole and wrap it up.

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It doesn’t get much easier than that! It was quick, tasty, and hits the spot for a meatless night! I’ve been eating this way since January and no longer have any stomach ulcer issues, I’ve been able to continue losing weight, and just generally feel better over all. This coming from a person who was never really a vegetable fan to begin with 😉

I talked with Mom about needing to rearrange the freezers…uh, yes I said freezers. Plural. More than one….*crickets*….Because I want to start making and freezing casseroles and other dinners again for the family seeing how I have to make two different meals every night. Basically I want to make it easy on myself, hopefully freezer organization will make it on the list this week so I can share with you all some yummy meals that all you have to do is thaw and bake up! *keeping fingers crossed*

Hope you have a peaceful evening, I’m going to go chill with some mellow jazz for a bit. Night!

Amanda Gayle