Fajita Lettuce Wraps
If you love Mexican flavors then check out our fajita lettuce wrap recipe template. A great option to make for a group if you set out the individual foods in ramekins and then everyone can pick their own ingredients.
Choose your sources of:
Lean proteins: Lean ground beef, ground turkey, fish, shrimp, shredded chicken or beans.
Vegetables: Stir fried peppers and onions, cilantro, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, or pico de gallo.
Smart carbs: beans, rice, quinoa or roasted corn.
Healthy fats: guacamole, avocado slices, extra virgin olive oil stir-fried veggies or greek yogurt.
Spices: Salt, cumin, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, oregano and ground pepper. A time saving option is to use taco or fajita seasoning packets and add them to your protein source after it’s cooked.
Wrap: Whole round iceberg lettuce leaves
Choose and prepare your options from each category to your preferences.
Put ingredients into one round iceberg lettuce leaf and gently wrap.
Try cooking in bulk to have additional meals ready to grab ‘n’ go for the week.
If you’re short on time, roasted red peppers can be bought already prepared in glass jars. You can also buy frozen pepper and onion mixes, frozen but cooked brown rice, canned beans, and premade pico de gallo or guacamole.
Store each bulk ingredient separately in the fridge so that you can keep them fresh and mix up your meals as you go. Maybe one night you add in beans and use a lettuce leaf as a wrap and the next night you make a fajita bowl with rice instead of beans as your smart carb.
For even more variety, try cooking two separate protein sources and vary them during the week.
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