Lettuce Wraps

lettuce wraps, easy make ahead lunch, diet friendly quick lunch, healthy lunch alternativeDifficulty: Medium (due to prep work)

Category: Chicken; Sea Food; Fish; Beef

Time: Active time 30 minutes // with marinade time add 1 to 6 hours

Servings:  1 or more just multiply by how many you are serving.

 

Ingredients:

Meat of your choice: Chicken, white fish, shrimp, or beef

Coconut oil or Olive Oil (for cooking your meat)

Vegetables: Pick all or some of the following:

Red, Yellow and Orange Bell Peppers

Green Onions

Cucumbers

Bean Sprouts

Fresh herbs: use what you have on hand or like. Some examples include:

Fresh Cilantro, Mint and Basil

Lettuce – use what you have on hand or: Romaine, Bibb, Green Leaf or Iceberg

For the marinade & dipping sauce:

Combine the following in a bowl & whisk together

1 Tbsp olive oil

2 tsp sriracha chili sauce

Xylitol or Stevia or Truvia to taste

2 Tbsp gluten free tamari

Zest & juice of one orange

Zest & juice of 2 limes

1-2 tsp grated fresh ginger

4 cloves minced garlic

2 Tbsp green onion

1 tsp red chili pepper flakes

Preparation:

Refrigerate approximately 1 cup of the marinade to use for dipping sauce.

Use remaining ¼ cup of marinade to season your choice of meat.

Slice raw meat of your choice into bite size pieces. Marinate for 1-6 hours.

Cook meat in slightly greased pan, with either coconut oil or olive oil; alternatively grill it. If you are using shrimp, you will only need to sauté a couple of minutes, until pink.

Thinly slice your choice of vegetables and herbs.

Directions for Lettuce Wraps:

Wash and take leafs off of Lettuce.

Add sliced vegetables and add some of your cooked meat and drizzle with dipping sauce.

Fold/Roll/Wrap and eat.

Suggestions: prep your veggies right away when you get home from the grocery store so they are ready to go when you are.  Prepare the meat ahead of time to take for a quick n easy lunch.  These wraps make great leftovers!  Go ahead and experiment with different proteins, veggies & herbs.

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