One of my goals this year is to make more recipes. I’m a boring eater…it makes it easier to buy groceries and easier to track my macros. I have the staple foods I eat for most meals and usually the only things that change are the vegetables or fruits I eat with them. I’m a creature of habit you could say. But, I’m really going to try to start branching out a bit so I can share some healthy and tasty recipes with you!
Tonight on the menu, I tried making Thai chicken lettuce wraps for the first time and let me tell you…they did not disappoint. Super easy ingredients, quick to make and the flavor was amazing! Plus, they’re macro friendly which is what we’re aiming for here.
Here’s what you’ll need:
For the sauce:
2 TBL Thai sweet chili sauce
1 tsp honey
1/4 cup of low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
The juice of 1 lime.
For the mixture itself you’ll need:
1 TBL sesame oil
35g of diced onion
2 tsp of garlic
3 tsp ginger paste
1 lb of ground chicken
1/4 cup of scallions chopped
1/4 cup cilantro chopped
50g of raw carrots sliced into thin strips
1/4 cup of peanuts (crushed)
1 head of butter lettuce (leaves removed and rinsed)
Start with 1 TBL of sesame oil in your pan. Once the oil it hot, add your diced onion and cook until onions start to brown and turn translucent. Add in your garlic and ginger and toss that around in your pan for about 2 minutes.
Then, add in your ground chicken. Use a spatula to break it up while its cooking and cook until there is no longer any pink.
Once the chicken is cooked, sprinkle your ground up peanuts on top and then add your sauce mixture. Stir that around, reduce heat to simmer and let let it cook for another 2 minutes. Then add in your carrots, scallions and cilantro. Stir mixture and let simmer for another minute or so.
Once thats done, you can assemble your lettuce wraps! I just used a small spoon to layer the chicken mixture down the middle of the lettuce leaf and ate them like tacos. YUM. You can also cook some rice and eat this mixture over a bed of rice if you want to increase your carb intake a bit. You could also add some strips of bell peppers to bulk them up and give them some extra crunch!
If you divide this recipe into 4 servings, the macros per serving are:
26.2g of protein
12.3g of fat
12.8g of carbs
**I did not weigh out my cilantro or lettuce for these macros (they’re so minimal I didn’t bother!).
Let me know in the comments below if you make this! Enjoy :)