Healthy Asian Lettuce Wraps

A dish both creative and healthy can give the goodbye to hearty holiday feasts a sense of excitement for what’s in store. Start resolutions on the right foot while keeping them fun. This twist on traditional maintains the well-rounded blend of rich flavors synonymous with Asian cuisine without sacrificing plans for a healthier tomorrow. Start today!

  • 16 Boston Bibb or butter lettuce leaves, rinsed
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp Siracha
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced on the bias
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

In a medium skillet over high heat, brown the ground turkey in 1 tablespoon of oil, stirring often and reducing the heat to medium, if necessary. Drain, and set aside to cool. Cook the onion, garlic, and ginger in the same pan, stirring frequently. Add the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice-wine vinegar, and siracha sauce to the mixture, and stir. Stir in chopped water chestnuts, green onions, sesame oil, chopped peanuts, cilantro, and cooked turkey.

Arrange lettuce leaves around the outer edge of a large serving platter, and pile meat mixture in the center. To serve, allow each person to spoon a portion of the meat into a lettuce leaf.

Happy, healthy eating! 

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