Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps is an amazing healthy recipe that my wife wanted to try one night.
We weren't expecting them to taste so great. I'm not kidding here. These were one of the best tasting meals I have ever had. These were a HUGE surprise to me.
We always try new toppings and new ingredients. We refine our healthy recipes over time to make a very nutritious and great tasting meal.
If you thought eating healthy wasn't going to taste great, you're going to be in for a great surprise here.
This healthy dinner recipe can also be used for lunch the next day. Simply make extra of the beef mixture and take some lettuce leaves with you. Heats up nicely in a microwave.
Ingredients for Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps
6 Leaves of Lettuce
1 Pound of Beef from Grass-Fed Cows
1 Small Onion Minced
2 Cloves of Garlic
2 Teaspoons of Ginger Grated
2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
Juice from 1 Lime
1/2 Teaspoon of Cane Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
1/2 Teaspoon of Hot Pepper Flakes
1 Tomato Chopped
1 Bunch of Green Onions Chopped
1/2 Red Bell Pepper Sliced
1/2 Yellow Bell Pepper Sliced
1 Zucchini Grated
1 Avocado Sliced
2 Large Carrots Grated
1 Bunch Fresh Cilantro Chopped
Directions for Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps
1. Use a medium frying pan to lightly brown the 1 pound of grass-fed beef over medium heat.
2. Use medium heat to brown the meat along with extra virgin olive oil, onion, garlic, ginger, and sea salt.
3. Add the lime juice, soy sauce, hot pepper flakes, and the small amount of sugar to the browned beef mixture. Move heat to low and let the new mixture cook for a couple of minutes.
4. Remove the beef mixture from heat.
5. In a separate bowl, mix the tomato, green onions, bell peppers, zucchini, avocado, carrots, and cilantro. This is the mixture that tops the beef mixture.
6. Place the beef mixture into the lettuce leafs and top with the topping mixture from the other bowl.
7. That's it. Enjoy this amazing healthy recipe that tastes amazing. Hope you love it as much as my family!
Nutrition Facts for Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps
As with all healthy recipes here at WLC, you'll find a huge variety of different foods in these lettuce wraps.
This huge variety of different foods gives you a multitude of different health benefits.
For example, the red and yellow bell peppers contains more than 30 different carotenoids including large amounts of beta-carotine and zeaxanthin. Both provide excellent anti-inflammatories and antioxidants! And that's just the bell peppers in this healthy recipe.
All of the other ingredients also provide amazing health benefits.
The nutrition facts shown above are for 2 to 4 servings depending on your diet plan. If you need a 800-calorie meal, split the results into 2 and save half for lunch the next day or for another scheduled meal.
Notice the high fiber content. Notice the huge amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. Huge! Then take a look at all the other vitamins and minerals you're getting in this recipe as shown below.
Vitamins and Minerals for Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps
Calories, Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fats for Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps
Other Options for the Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps
You should try different types of lettuce for these lettuce wraps. Give Romaine, Red Leaf, Bibb, Green Leaf, and even Boston Lettuce a shot in this recipe. Remember, variety is key. Different types of lettuce will give you different health benefits.
This recipe can easily be changed around to fit your tastes and to give you so many different options.
For example, you can use ground chicken from pasture-raised chickens or ground turkey from wild or free-range turkey. Feel free to experiment.
If you like beans, try adding black beans which also includes many powerful health benefits. For example, black beans have many digestive tract benefits, cardiovascular system benefits, and blood sugar regulatory benefits.
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