Thursday, 29 March 2012

Lettuce Wraps

Spring is here! Well, officially it was here on March 20th. But it finally feels like spring! As it starts to warm up and the days get longer, I really look forward to spending more time outside. I also get the desire to eat lighter, and these lettuce wraps do just the trick. They are so satisfying, you won't even miss the bread! This recipe is adapted from's Ultimate Clean and Lean Lettuce Wraps.

4 iceberg lettuce leaves, washed and patted dry with a paper towel
4 slices, about 65 grams, of roast chicken or turkey (I prefer Natural Selections as it does not contain any added nitrites or preservatives)
2 tbsp roasted red pepper hummus
1/2 cucumber, sliced

Top a lettuce leaf with 1 tbsp hummus, 2 slices chicken or turkey and sliced cucumbers. Top with a second leaf of lettuce and roll up fairly tight (if it's too loose it will fall apart as you try to eat it). Repeat with the remaining ingredients. This recipe makes 2 wraps.

Approximate nutritional information per serving (2 wraps):
Calories: 185
Carbs: 14 g
Fat: 7 g
Protein: 19 g
Sodium: 709 mg
Fibre: 4 g

The majority of sodium is coming from the deli meat, which I use occasionally for convenience. To reduce the sodium I would recommend using fresh cooked chicken or turkey. Fresh is always a better option than processed!

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