A cheap and healthy alternative
MIRANDA STAMBLER | THE SPECTRUM
The only expensive part of the recipe will be the chicken.
When trying to stay healthy, it is difficult to find food that is also enjoyable. There are many recipes available on the internet to try, but as a college student, most are not budget conscious.
Lettuce wraps are cheap, easy to make, qualify as healthy and aren’t as bad as eating nothing but vegetables. When making lettuce wraps for a meal, it may take eating three for you to feel completely full, so keep that in mind when making them.
Shredded cheese (of your choice)
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1 teaspoon Ginger
Hot sauce or sour cream (or both)
(Extra toppings of your choice)
- Cut the raw chicken into squares the size of a quarter. If this is too difficult or you do not like raw meat, cook the meat and then cut into squares. Cutting the chicken into squares first shortens the cooking time. To avoid having to cut meat,
groundchicken could be a better option for those who want a faster cooking experience.
- In a skillet on medium heat, add a tablespoon of olive oil until hot. Add the chicken breast, and cover the skillet for 10 minutes or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
- While the meat is cooking, chop up the lettuce into large scoops. If you are unable to accurately chop it (it can be difficult if you’re inexperienced), take a large slice for the bottom and a large slice for the top to make a sandwich look.
- Once the chicken is done cooking, sprinkle a teaspoon of ginger on top.
- Sprinkle your choice of cheese onto the lettuce and to half of the chicken bits on top. Make sure the chicken is still hot, so it slightly melts the cheese.
- Chop up toppings of your choice, and add them to the chicken. Onions and tomatoes are the best for wraps. To add more flavor, and unhealthy aspects, feel free to add bacon
- Wait for it to cool for about five minutes.
- Add hot sauce or sour cream, and enjoy.