Are you ever in the mood for a lighter dinner but sick of the same old salad? Been there! Last night I threw together some quick lettuce wraps to break out of my salad rut, and the results were finger-lickin’ delicious!
I’m seriously patting myself on the back for these super yummy turkey lettuce wraps. They are soooo easy and taste better than any lettuce wraps I’ve had in restaurants (plus the restaurant versions are usually heavy on oil and skimpy on the vegetables). The flavour combo of cumin, lime juice, garlic and oyster sauce is umami to the mouth-watering max!
I chose to use turkey over ground beef to save on calories and saturated fat. Extra lean ground beef has twice the fat and three times as much saturated fat as extra lean ground turkey! I’m not saying fat is bad, quite the contrary… but it’s the type that matters. I prefer to get my fat from olive oil, avocado, nuts and fatty fish. But that’s a discussion for another day!
While you may have heard that turkey gives you the sleeps (hello, Thanksgiving) this is a myth. It’s more the overeating and heaps of carbs and fat that make you go into a post-meal coma. Guaranteed that won’t be happening with this protein-packed, skinny meal!
If you’re thinking this doesn’t travel to work or school so well for next day’s lunch, I hear you. Put the filling in a sealable container, chop the remaining lettuce and sit it on top. This will ensure the lettuce doesn’t get soggy… and you’ll have a yummy lunch the next day! I was seriously excited all day to eat this again!
Wishing you good eats and great times!