Clean Eating Recipes: Lettuce Wraps

Mario Limaduran
     
Mario Limaduran
Mario Limaduran

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Coconut oil adds an extra layer of flavor and nutrition to this dish. Attention keto diet fans: side from adding calories and promoting satiety, coconut oil is known for being a medium chain triglyceride, which is absorbed by the body readily easier compared to an animal fat, due to its molecular composition. Similarly, studies suggest coconut oil may aid in the reduction of lipid count in the blood (1), in combination with other health related practices. The avocado also provides heart healthy fats, which provides further satiation and a pleasant mouthfeel. 

The lettuce in this recipe also makes for an amazing replacement of taco shells and rice. Romaine lettuce still mimics a sort of container for the food, but provides a much smaller calorie option, with a side benefit of micronutrients. Butter lettuce also works great! 

Lastly, this recipe is a very simple and straight forward lunch or dinner option! If using our Trifecta steak or chicken, this is a matter of chopping and putting it all together. If you're cooking your protein, this recipe will take a little longer. 

Dress up your meal prep as best as you can. Here are some quick tips and tricks you can use to take your meals to a whole new level. Good thing is, you can prep those suggestions once, and use them throughout the week!

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If you don't feel like taking the time to meal prep, we have your back. Check out our Clean Eating meal plan!  

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Meat Lettuce Wraps

Clean Eating Recipes: Lettuce Wraps with Steak and Avocado

Cook time: 20 min
Prep time: 15 min
Yield: 4-8 Wraps
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Description

Surprise, surprise! This recipe is not only wholesome, but it is also a perfect keto friendly recipe. Add some barley, quinoa, brown rice, or any favorite grain or bean to the side if your lifestyle requires more carbs.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Trifecta Steak or Chicken Breast, diced
  • 1 Large Head Butter, Bibb, or Boston Lettuce, Washed, Pat Dried and Leaves Separated
  • 2 Medium Avocado
  • 1/2 Cup Favorite Salsa, Store Bought
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Corriander Seed
  • 1/2 Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • Favorite Toppings of Choice

Instructions

  1. Wash, dry and separate the leaves of 1 large head of Boston, bibb or butter lettuce. We recommend using butter lettuce, but any large leaf lettuce that you enjoy will work. Set aside.
  2. Dice your choice of protein. In a pan heat coconut oil over medium low heat and add the spices to the oil. Slightly 'toast' the spices, until aromatic. Increase the heat to medium high, and without burning the spices, add the diced protein. Sauté for 3-5 minutes, until protein is warm.
  3. In a small bowl, mash the flesh of two avocados with a fork until just creamy. Add salt, and lime juice to taste if desired. Spread avocado into each piece of lettuce. Equally distribute protein onto the lettuce wraps and top with favorite salsa to taste. Fold like a taco and enjoy!
  4. Use any favorite toppings like chopped tomatoes, diced onions, and cilantro!

Notes

  • When looking for a salsa, look for one that has little to no added sugar. More often than not, some massive production salsas will have excess simple sugar added for flavor. To keep your dinner wholesome, maintain added sugars to a minimum.
  • Feel free to puree the avocado as indicated in the instructions, or dice it up as shown in our image.
  • Substitute chicken with tofu to make into a vegan dish, or use your protein of preference. 4 oz portions of chicken will yield 4 wraps, whereas 3 oz portions will yield 5 wraps, and 2 oz portions will yield 8 wraps.
  • The nutrition displayed is for 4 individual servings. Toppings will add minimal extra calories.

Nutrition facts

serves 4-8 portions
Calories Per Serving: 317
% Daily Value
32% Total Fat 21g
Cholesterol
18% Sodium 423mg
2% Total Carbohydrate 7g
Sugars 1g
51% Protein 26g
12% Vitamin A 0
12% Vitamin C

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