Because I promised – here’s the food I’ve eaten since my post on Tuesday!
Dinner Monday night: “Oriental Express Turkey Lettuce Wraps”! The recipe actually calls for beef, but we wanted to keep it a little leaner. My sweet friend Metta asked for the recipe, so here it is!
ORIENTAL EXPRESS TURKEY LETTUCE WRAPS
1 and 1/2 pounds of ground turkey
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1/2 cup Asian peanut sauce
1 medium cucumber, chopped
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/4 cup torn fresh mint leaves
salt and pepper
12 large lettuce leaves (about 2 heads)
- Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Brown ground turkey skillet over medium heat, 8 to 10 minutes, or until turkey is not pink, breaking up into small crumbles. Drain the liquid if you would like, but leaving it makes it juicier. Stir in hoisin sauce and peanut sauce: heat through.
- Just before serving, add cucumber, carrots, and torn mint leaves: toss gently. Season with salt and pepper. Serve turkey mixture in lettuce leaves. Bring lots of napkins because it’s a little messy.
MAKES 4 SERVINGS. Per serving: 320 calories; 38 g protein; 26 g carbohydrate; 9 g fat (small disclaimer – these numbers are a guess, because we used turkey instead of beef)
It is one of the easiest things we’ve ever made, and it’s positively yummy. The mint added incredible depth of flavor. (Ohhhhh yeah – I’ve been watching waayyy too much “Chopped” lately.) This just strengthens my new-found love for lettuce. (Jimmy John’s makes a mean “unwich” with lettuce instead of bread. It’s delicious!)
Yesterday’s food involved a little less cooking, but I still tracked everything.
- Breakfast: Fiber One Shredded Wheat with almond milk and raspberries
- Lunch: Chipotle Burrito Bowl – brown rice, chicken, veggies, salsa, guac, & lettuce
- Snack: fruit cup and pop chips (snack of friggin’ CHAMPIONS up in here)
- Dinner: Papa John’s thin crust pizza. Yep. 4 slices. Because we’re doing full honesty here.
We went to the gym last night, and I did TWO Nike Training Club workouts. I hurt juuuuust a bit this morning. Started the day with a bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon and apples:
Doesn’t that look delicious? (It was.)
So now you’re caught up. Thanks for reading all about my boring food habits this week. It’s really helping me stay on track!