Lettuce Wraps | Taco Style
Mexican inspired dishes are my favorite to make, because it is so easy to adapt them to a healthy recipe.
These lettuce wraps are VERY easy to make, and like other recipes I promote… I love that this one yields leftover filling that I can use the next day or later in the week for lunches and dinners… making my job in the kitchen that much easier…
Another plus of this recipe… my 10-month-old loves it. Meat is good for babies to eat because of its iron content, which is crucial for their brain development. So I do seek out healthy recipes that contain meat… which my daughter will actually eat.
And this is one of them!
These days it seems all she wants to eat is avocados and fruit… so anytime I can get her to eat other foods with iron… I’m raising the roof… literally. Because she hates all those iron fortified cereals and crackers… and we’re all about clean eating over here… so she gets it from her mama (and papa).
Like I mentioned before.. these lettuce wraps will yield leftovers. Use the leftover filling to make a taco salad, tacos with corn tortillas, or burritos (if you prefer) later in the week. Or just eat it plain.. out of the container.. and stick it back in the refrigerator (I may or may not do that).
These lettuce wraps are a healthy no carb alternative to regular tacos. Gluten free… and make them dairy free by avoiding those sour cream and shredded cheese toppings – if you desire.
This recipe is fun for the whole fam… hope you enjoy as much as week do 🙂
- 1 tablespoon Avocado Oil
- 1 Sweet Onion
- 1.5-2 lb Ground Turkey or Beef
- 2 teaspoon Minced Garlic
- 2 tablespoon Organic Taco Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- ½ teaspoon Paprika
- ½ cup Tomato Sauce
- ½ cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
- ¼ teaspoon Cayenne Red Pepper
- 1 Romaine Lettuce Bunch
- 1 Roma Tomatoes
- 1 Small Red Onion
- 2 Avocados
- 1 Bunch Cilantro
- Light Sour Cream
- Heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium heat and add the diced sweet onion. Saute until onion is translucent
- Add meat and stir while meat is cooking through. Break up the meat while stirring.
- Add garlic, taco seasoning, cumin, paprika, cayenne red pepper, tomato sauce and chicken broth. Stir and reduce to a simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
- Serve over romaine lettuce, add toping and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from cookingclassy.com