Thursday, June 5, 2014

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

I don't know about you, but I always feel like eating healthy is so much more expensive and time consuming - I guess that's why they call it "fast food" right? If you are looking for a quick, easy and inexpensive meal that is DELICIOUS and healthy....these Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps are the answer to your prayer.
INGREDIENTS:
1 tablespoon olive oiL
1 pound ground turkey
salt and pepper, to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 8oz can chopped water chestnuts
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 cup cooked whole grain brown rice
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 head butter lettuce

INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Brown turkey in olive oil over medium heat. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Drain excess fat.
2. Add garlic, bell pepper and onion and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
3.Stir in hoisin sauce and soy sauce until well combined. Add rice and green onions and gently toss to combine.
4. To serve, suse 1/3 cup of meat mixture in lettuce and chow down lettuce wrap style. 

Could it be any easier???

By my calculations 1/3 cup of meat in a wrap makes each wrap only 53 calories and I kid you not I am stuffed after 3! Can't beat it I tell you. These have definitely become a weekly staple.


{adapted from THIS RECIPE}




11 comments:

Bridget said...

Tate and I have made these for quite some time now...they are super delicious!!!

Kayla MKOY said...

Yum!!!! Yes please!!!! :) thanks for the recipe!!

Katie said...

Okay, these sound amazing. and look amazing. Get in my bellayyy!!!

~Dawn~ said...

Yummmmyyy!!

the girl in the red shoes said...

Yum!!! Totally making these next week!

Carolyn said...

Yup! Jake and I loved these! Jake wants to try a different sauce instead of hoisin next time, but they're SO GOOD!

Courtney B said...

Oh my gosh, freakin' YUM! I've got to try these asap!

Jessica said...

Yum! So, these just made my daily deli meat lunch look so blah and boring. Trying these asap!

Allison said...

I love lettuce wraps so I know I'd love these. Yummmmmm!!! :)

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

These look delicious! I need to try them!

Confessions of a Northern Belle said...

I think I might do this with chicken! My tummy and turkey aren't friends...