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Why are E meals hard? They don’t have to be, but you need a good list of easy, “go to” E meals. This ham and beans THM E meal uses lean turkey ham to stay within the fat limit of an E Meal and you can put it together in less than 15 minutes. Another easy E meal to add to your list is this No Sugar Added Baked Georgia Peach Oatmeal.
We often eat this for an easy lunch or even a light dinner. I love it because not only is it quick, it is also cheap. The turkey ham will last us multiple meals and the beans are usually less than .60 a can. So for less than $2-$3 (depending on how much ham you use), I can feed 2 adults and a baby lunch. Now tell me Trim Healthy Mama costs too much! I love finding ways to eat healthy and cheap!
Ham and Beans THM E Meal
Comfort food. If you are from the South, a big pot of beans with a huge ham hock simmering all day is something you probably grew up watching your mama or grandmama stirring on Sunday. I took that memory and modified it a little to meet the THM E meal guidelines. Now I can have (turkey) ham and beans in a healthy carb setting without all the added fat.
Since the turkey ham is already cooked, you are really just warming up your ingredients. Quick and easy.
Dice the ham and turn your burner to medium/low. Spray the pan with non-stick spray and add your ham. In a separate pot, add your beans on medium/low to simmer.
Cook the turkey ham until you get the pieces browned.
Transfer the turkey ham into the pot with your beans. Add in the seasoning and cook for about 5 more minutes to allow the flavors to merry together. The seasonings just amp up the flavor of this simple ham and beans THM E Meal.
Serve that easy ham and beans THM E meal up to your family. My 4 year old & 8 month old both eat this with no complaints. Winner Winner ham and beans THM E meal dinner!
The only thing that would make this better is a big chunk of crusty cornbread. I may just have to try a Trim Healthy Mama cornbread soon. Did you grow up eating ham and beans?