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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spicy Lettuce Wraps

Since I have a little less than three weeks before I leave for Mexico I am in total crunch mode. This means I've been hitting the gym hard, counting every calorie and eating clean.  Which also means Kyle is not usually a fan of dinner lately. It is SO much harder to count calories, eat clean and lose weight when you're married! When I was single I'd hit the gym and then grab an apple and peanut butter for dinner, Kyle won't go for that. A couple nights ago I made roasted sweet potatoes and he said "I don't know why I have to suffer and eat big carrots because you want to wear a bikini." Welp, I wasn't sure how he'd feel about these spicy turkey lettuce wraps and he gave it one try. He had one wrap, that's how well that went. I've made these wraps several times before but always when I'm flying solo for dinner. They're tasty, easy to throw together and only 76 calories per wrap! Sign me up!

Spicy Lettuce Wraps 
Recipe by: Pillsbury

Prep time: 30 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Serving: 15
1 cup Fiber One original bran cereal (I leave this out- with the wraps are 96 cal each)
2 tablespoons soy sauce plus water to make 1/2 cup (I use low sodium soy sauce)
1 package (20 oz) lean ground turkey
1 1/2 cups julienne carrots
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1/3 cup Thai peanut sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 to 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
15 leaves Bibb or iceberg lettuce (I use Bibb for more nutrients)


1. (If using cereal) Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and finely crush with rolling pin or meat mallet (or finely crush in food processor). In large bowl, mix crushed cereal and soy sauce-water mixture. Let stand five minutes. 

2. Thoroughly mix turkey into cereal mixture. Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add turkey mixture, carrots and onion. (Since I don't use cereal I put my soy-sauce mixture in along with these and cook); cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until turkey is no longer pink.

3. In small bowl, mix peanut sauce and lime juice until blended. Stir into turkey mixture. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until carrots are crisp-tender and flavors are blended. Stir in cilantro. 

4. To serve, spoon about 1/3 cup turkey mixture into each lettuce leaf. 

Enjoy! This also makes great leftovers and super easy to take for work lunches.

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  1. I will have to show my mom this! She loves clean recipes like this! Looks yummy! I hope you can find some good recipes that your husband will like. My mom has the same struggle with my dad!

  2. Bib lettuce is seriously the best - I'm loving this recipe - so light and fresh! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston