There are very few processed food which I consume regularly. One of the few exceptions are a couple of the low carb tortilla wraps which I like to make wraps with. I am pretty partial to Ole brand Extreme Wellness High Fiber, Low Carb tortilla’s with Boarshead brand Black Forrest Turkey or their Tavern Ham to make healthy and easy to consume, hand held meals for when I am on the road in my semi.
If I could do it, I would forego the handheld foods I pack in my cooler for the road and only consume good hot meals while on the road. However, being as I run a team route that is 945 miles long, 3 nights per week, regular sit down meals are not possible as once I return to my home dock, my trailer gets reloaded and I head back out for another night and day on the road. It is a very busy schedule where I have to pack easy to carry foods, but never the less, I still only pack healthy choices for when I am on the road. My typical pack out for road food is a turkey wrap with 3 ounces Boarshead turkey and an egg, 1 1/2 ounces of almonds, a protein shake, 1/2 cup full fat greek yogurt blended with a chia, flax, hemp seed trilogy mix and then flavored with Crystal Light. I also do have a food container that keeps food warm that I usually pack 1 1/2 cups of pinto beans into that I sometimes mix with ground beef or a vegetarian ground beef substitute along with tomato sauce and chili powder. I pack healthy, satisfying foods that provide plenty of protein, a healthy amount of complex carbohydrates as well as a good amount of fiber and several bottles of water.
Ole brand Extreme Wellness, High Fiber, Low Carb tortilla wraps are by far my favorite. They are just the right size for my needs, and have a great taste that is somewhat nut like in nature, and they have a great texture. Being low carb and high in fiber, these tortilla wraps are also very satisfying, a single wrap will hold me over for several hours with zero cravings that would come from other tortilla wraps that can be high in simple carbohydrates.
Other reasons why a good fiber intake is necessary:
- Helps maintain bowel health. This becomes more of an issue if you are sedentary for long periods of time, such as we truckers can be while out on the road.
- Lowers cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber found in beans, oats, flaxseed and oat bran help lower total blood cholesterol levels by lowering low-density lipoprotein, or “bad,” cholesterol levels.
- Helps control blood sugar levels. Just as it prevents fats from being absorbed, soluble fiber slows down the digestion rate of carbohydrates. This means meals containing soluble fiber are less likely to cause sharp spikes in blood sugar levels and may prevent them altogether.
- Aids in achieving healthy weight or body fat percentage. Something as simple as eating 30 grams of fiber each day can help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure, and improve your body’s response to insulin just as effectively as a more complicated diet. Fiber helps with digestion and overall health, plus it makes you feel full, so a high
-fiber diet may help you lose weight and then help you in maintaining a healthy body fat percentage.
100% whole wheat flour, water, cellulose fiber, wheat protein, modified food starch, contains 2% or less of the following: extra virgin olive oil, ground flax seed, salt, aluminum-free leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), preservatives (calcium propionate, sorbic acid), dough conditioner (lecithin, fumaric acid, gum blend, mono-and diglycerides, sodium metabisulphite).
Serving Size: 1 Tortilla