Lettuce wraps are the perfect alternative for traditional wraps and sandwiches. Be sure to try this amazing recipe below. Serves 4.
- Vegetable spray or 1 T. olive oil
- 8 oz. ground lean turkey or chicken tenders
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1/2 small bell pepper, minced
- 1/4 c. peanuts, chopped
- 1/4 c. chopped onion (optional)
- 2-4 T. teriyaki sauce
- 1 tsp. ginger
- 1 T. lemon or lime juice
- 4 large lettuce leaves
Lightly coat a large skillet with vegetable spray or 1 tablespoon olive oil. Saute meat, garlic, carrots, celery, peppers, peanuts and onion as desired over medium heat for 4 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Add teriyaki sauce, ginger and juice, stirring to blend. Continue to saute for 3-5 minutes until heated thoroughly. Pile 3-4 tablespoons of filling in center of crisp lettuce leaves. Add your choice of toppings. Two or three of these make a quick meal or you can use them as an appetizer. Makes 4 wraps.
Tip: The outer layers with iceberg lettuce work best.
Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories: 140; Fat: 4g; Protein: 20g; Carbohydrates: 4g; Sodium: 400mg.