Time-Out Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Curse you Fun-Size Snickers!!

Halloween came and I completely lost my mind.  I don’t think I passed that bowl once without shoving two pieces of candy in my mouth. Oh well, time to get back on track ( until Thanksgiving of course 😉 ) and prepare something a little healthier.

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This is such a great lettuce wrap that is not only easy to make, it’s so tasty and good for you.

Here is what you will need:

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  • head of iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs of ground turkey
  • 1 yellow pepper – diced
  • 1 carrot – diced
  • 2 garlic cloves – minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger – grated
  • 1/2 cup water chestnuts – diced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • Chopped cilantro and siracha for toppings (optional)

Here is what you need to do:

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Separate and clean your lettuce and store in the refrigerator. Chop up your pepper, carrot, water chestnuts, garlic, scallions and grate your ginger.

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Next, cook ground turkey in the two tablespoons of vegetable oil until no longer pink and broken up into small pieces.

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Add pepper, carrot, garlic and ginger and give a good stir. Cook for a few minutes.

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While veggies are cooking, whisk together chicken broth, soy sauce, brown sugar and corn starch. Add to turkey mixture along with water chestnuts. Give a good stir and cook on low heat until liquid is absorbed and evaporated.

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Add scallions and mix it all up. Now your ready to plate :)

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Lay out your lettuce leaf and fill it up with the yummy turkey veggie mix. I top mine with some fresh cilantro leaves and a few dabs of siracha.

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Roll it up and dig in!!

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I was lucky to have my favorite girlie in the whole world home with me today and she was happy to get her healthy grub on with me.

Hope you like it :)

 

xoxo

Jill 

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