Lean Lettuce Wraps

Doesn’t using one food as a vessel for another food make food in general just that much more fun? Just me? Ok. Well here is the thing I love finger foods or foods that you can get a little sloppy with because food SHOULD be fun! So much of our culture is focused on food rules and what can and cannot eat. I don’t believe in food rules. I don’t believe in cans and cannots. I believe in enjoying food, enjoying the experience, and having a little fun.

These lettuce wraps take minutes to throw together. You can honestly swap out the veggies and protein for anything you might have on hand that needs to get used up before being tossed. I am a big fan of re-purposing left overs! The sauce is the real star in this recipes. I tend to make extras of the ‘filling and sauce’ to use for lunches with brown rice. Because again we don’t need food rules to tell us we can only eat it in a lettuce cup.

Feel free to venture out with what is available at your grocery store or in your price range when it comes to the lettuce cup. I personally love butter lettuce because it has this delicate sweetness to it that I love but iceberg and romaine hearts work well too.

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Lean Lettuce Wraps
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
lettuce cups
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
lettuce cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Brown ground turkey in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. While turkey is cooking, combine garlic, ginger, black pepper, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and hoison sauce in a small bowl.
  3. Once turkey is cooked add the yellow onion, carrots, and edamame and warm over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Finally, add the water chestnuts and sauce and continue to warm over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes then remove from heat.
  5. Serve by placing your filling a lettuce cup using butter lettuce and topping with green onions and sesame seeds.
Recipe Notes
  • Freezer Meal Alert! The filling for your lettuce cups can be frozen and thawed for another meal later! I even like this mixture served over rice.

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