Our recipe of the week is turkey taco lettuce wraps. These will become a go-to recipe, when I want to eat something easy, delicious and light, and of course, healthy and low-carb! Fogo the taco shells and use lettuce leaves instead, you don’t even miss them!
This recipe comes from the website Skinnytaste.com See the link at the bottom of the blog.
If you are in the mood for some spicy tacos, but are trying to watch what you eat, looking for a healthier alternative. Try these turkey taco lettuce wraps. They are quick and easy. They are naturally gluten-free, low-carb, keto, and paleo, whole30 & dairy-free without the cheese or sour cream. I find the outer leaves of Iceberg lettuce makes the best wraps, they are crisp and pliable and the leaves are large enough to make decent size wraps.
Only 255 Calories, 6 gr Carbohydrates, 30 gr protein, 11 gr fat
TURKEY TACO LETTUCE WRAPS TIPS
- Look for lettuce leaves that are large and sturdy such as iceberg, baby romaine or butter. You can also double up on the leaves.
- Add your favorite taco fixings such as shredded cheddar, light sour cream, chives, black olives, jalapeno, tomatoes or whatever you like on your tacos.
- The portions are generous, and if you’re kids want shells, you can easily bake a few for them and use the same filling.
- Making your own taco seasoning is a healthier alternative to buying packaged taco seasoning, and uses less sodium, no sugar, no preservatives and no MSG. It also saves you money if you are on a budget. If you prefer to use the package seasoning, simply replace it with the spices listed here.
Makes about 4 servings
1.3 lbs 99% lean ground turkey
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 small onion, minced
2 tbsp bell pepper, minced
3/4 cup water
4 oz can tomato sauce
8 large lettuce leaves from Iceberg lettuce
optional 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar (omit for Whole 30)
1) Brown turkey in a large skillet breaking it into smaller pieces as it cooks.
2) When no longer pink add dry seasoning and mix well.
3) Add the onion, pepper, water and tomato sauce and cover. Simmer on low for about 20 minutes.
4) Wash and dry the lettuce.
5) Divide the meat equally between the 8 leaves and place in the center of each leaf and top with your favorite taco fixings!
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