When you go from a diet filled with bread, pitas, tortillas and wraps to one that eliminates processed foods (and even all grains for many of us who follow a paleo or primal type of diet), you're often left wondering what the heck to eat.
I used to be the Queen of Sandwiches.
Yes, folks, I made a MEAN sandwich in my day. And I am not about to sit down and count myself out when it comes to enjoying my food in the slightest. In fact, I enjoy lettuce wraps even MORE now than I enjoyed sandwiches because I don't feel like a bloated and uncomfortable mess who needs to run to the bathroom after eating them. Yes, really. TMI? Perhaps, but I am sure some of you reading this are experiencing some similar issues and possibly not attributing it to that seemingly innocuous sandwich you just ate. Drop the bread and see how you feel. My guess is that you'll feel a LOT better.
Below is a gallery of 15 ways I like to enjoy lettuce wraps.
Some are more creative than others, but I don't really ever get bored making them as I tend to find random extra ingredients here or there to throw into the wrap. They are fresh and crunchy every time and it's always fun to eat them. I've become quite the expert at wrapping them like a mini burrito to keep any potential juice from dripping out. There's a LOT more variety I could be adding to the mix here, but hey, I like what I like so I don't sweat it much.
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#1: Lamb with Avocado, Onion & Cilantro Lettuce Wraps.
#2: Homemade Pork Chorizo with Avocado & Chives Lettuce Wraps.
#3: Beef, Tomatoes, Avocado & Raw Sauerkraut Lettuce Boats.
#4: Beef, Red Bell Peppers, Avocado & Hot Sauce Lettuce Boats.
#5: Shrimp, Avocado, Cilantro & Lime Juice Lettuce Tacos.
#6: Burger with Bacon, Cole Slaw & Tomato Lettuce Wrap.
#7: Lamb, Fresh Figs, Chives & Raw Sauerkraut Lettuce Boats.
#8: Scrambled Eggs, Smoked Salmon & Chives Lettuce Wraps.
#9: Lamb Burgers, Cilantro Pesto, Onion & Raw Sauerkraut Lettuce Wraps.
#10: Road Wrap! Turkey & Guacamole (Trader Joe's) Lettuce Wraps.
#11: Lamb, Cucumber, Yellow Peppers & Lime Juice Lettuce Wraps.
#12: Beef, Avocado, Shallots, Cilantro & Lime Juice Lettuce Tacos.
#13: Lamb, cooked onions, raw onions, cilantro & Hot Sauce Lettuce Tacos.
#14: Lamb, Avocado, Tomato, Cilantro & Hot Sauce Lettuce Tacos.
#15: BLT- Bacon, Tomato & Onion Lettuce Wraps.
What's your favorite thing to wrap in lettuce?
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Enjoy & be well!
BS, Certified Nutrition Educator, C.H.E.K. Holistic Lifestyle Coach
San Francisco Nutritionist & Paleo Nutritionist serving the Bay Area and beyond via phone & Skype consultations.
Author of “The Practical Paleo Nutrition Guide Book.”
An 80-Page eBook guide to making a Paleo diet easy! Filled with tips, tricks, meal planning tools and recipes.