Now that the Whole30 is over, it’s been nice to relax and enjoy some bread and dairy. A few days ago I made a quick trip to Minneapolis and found myself amidst a row of food trucks at lunchtime. Kyle and I were hungry, so we stopped for lunch.
I opted for a huge pizza that was made fresh in a wood-burning oven inside the truck- amazing!
But even though I am eating many things I avoided during the whole30 (hello chocolate muffins!), I’m still eating lots of yummy, healthy meals, that happen to be whole30 approved.
Last week I was brainstorming what would be a good meal to make in a large batch to eat at work all week. I don’t know where the thought of lettuce wraps came from, but it suddenly popped into my head and I had to make them!
These are reminiscent of the PF Chang’s lettuce wraps- have you ever had those? They are GOOD. I’m pretty sure PF Chang’s uses chicken, but I chose to use turkey for this recipe. I found a recipe for inspiration and went off that 🙂
Turkey Lettuce Wraps
For the filling:
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 1 small container of white mushrooms, chopped
- 1 can water chestnuts, sliced
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup chopped scallions
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbs brown sugar
- 2 tbs rice wine vinegar (if you don’t have this you can do 2/3 white vinegar to 1/3 water)
For the sauce:
- 3 tbs soy sauce
- 1 tbs honey
- 2 tbs rice wine vinegar
- 1 tbs sriracha
- 1 tbs dijon mustard
- Bibb or butter lettuce
- Shredded carrot
- Bean sprouts
In a large pan, cook your ground turkey until just barely pink. Add in mushrooms, scallions, garlic, and water chestnuts. Cook until the mushrooms soften, about 5 minutes. In a small bowl, mix up your soy sauce, vinegar, and brown sugar. Pour the sauce over the turkey and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
Mix up all the ingredients for your sauce in another bowl. Set aside.
To assemble your lettuce wraps, add the turkey mixture to a large lettuce leaf, top with carrots, bean sprouts, and cilantro, and drizzle sauce on top.
***When I took these to work, I ended up eating it more like a salad because they are kind of messy!
Have you ever had the PF Chang’s lettuce wraps?