Week 16: Asian Inspired Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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Today’s recipe has been on my “to try” list for longer than I can remember.  I love the idea of using ground turkey to make classic recipes healthier and these lettuce cups are the perfect mix of a savory meal and a healthy treat.  Not only are these cups filling for dinner, but they’re also an easy portable lunch during the work week.  I can definitely see myself using this recipe for a party in the future- I’m thinking a crock pot to keep the meat warm with the lettuce cups stacked nearby.

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ingredients:

.6 lbs ground turkey
1/4 cup hosin sauce
2 Tbsp peanut butter. Crunch or smooth work just fine
2 Tbsp Light Mayo
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp olive oil
4 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup water chestnuts, chopped
1 head of Living Lettuce
Sesame Seeds, optional

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directions:

Preheat a large skillet on medium high and add the oil and turkey. Cook until no longer pink.

While the turkey is cooking, combine the hosin sauce, peanut butter, light mayo and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.

Once the turkey is cooked, add all but about a tablespoon of the green onions and all of the water chestnuts to the pan. Combine mixture with the sauce and let it simmer for about 3 minutes or so.

While the meat and sauce are simmering, wash lettuce and pat dry.

After 3 minutes, spoon the 1/3 cup of the meat and sauce mixture into lettuce cups. Top with green onions and sesame seeds and serve immediately.

Caloric info: 133 calories per lettuce cup, yields 6 lettuce cups

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Recipe adapted from Mrs. Schwartz Kitchen.

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