Tacos are a favorite food among many. They’re filling, satisfying, and they take great pictures. Unfortunately, we can’t eat them everyday due to their disproportionate macronutrient breakdown.
However, we have a solution so you CAN eat them (almost!) every day . . . Turkey lettuce wraps. Why? Substituting the taco shell — around 120 calories per shell or soft tortilla — for lettuce wraps eradicates around 20g of extra carbohydrates. Additionally, using ground turkey instead of beef gets rid of some of the fat content. Not saying that “macro-ing” in your favorite tortilla and meat isn’t possible, but sometimes it doesn’t all fit.
Give these delicious turkey lettuce wraps a shot!
Turkey Lettuce Wraps | Serves 4
For 3 tacos: 390 calories | 22 g fat | 24 g carbohydrates | 23 g protein
12 Butter lettuce leaves
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 large white onion, diced
1/4 c hoisin sauce
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tsp minced ginger
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 tsp sesame oil
- Carefully rinse butter lettuce leaves and pat dry. Set to the side.
- On a medium-to-high heat pan, cook lean ground turkey until just cooked. Add in the diced white onion and stir until onion is translucent.
- Turn down heat to low. Add in hoisin sauce, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, green onions, and sesame oil with the turkey meat and onion mixture. Cook until well-combined, then take off the heat.
- Place turkey meat mixture in lettuce wraps. Enjoy!
*recipe inspired by allrecipes.com
*Credit Nikita Tiffany. Follow @niki.eats for more cool food action!