Recovery Day – Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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

  1. Carefully rinse butter lettuce leaves and pat dry. Set to the side.
  2. 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.  
  3. 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. 
  4. Place turkey meat mixture in lettuce wraps. Enjoy! 

*recipe inspired by allrecipes.com

*Credit Nikita Tiffany. Follow @niki.eats for more cool food action!

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