For those times you have extra turkey in the fridge: Here’s the perfect lettuce wraps recipe to use up those leftovers.
What has sugar done for you lately? Keeping stevia in your pantry makes it easy to swap out the sweet stuff in a variety of recipes (like this one) with a naturally healthy alternative that’s also calorie-free.
Turkey lettuce wraps ingredients:
- 2 cups cooked turkey, finely diced
- 2 tbsp. chopped onion
- ¼ cup chopped celery
- 2 tsp. chopped fresh tarragon
- Balsamic vinaigrette dressing to taste
- Romaine lettuce leaves
Turkey lettuce wraps instructions:
1. Combine the above ingredients and serve inside rolled-up romaine lettuce leaves.
2. For an exceptional taste sensation — and amazing health value — drizzle some Austria’s Finest Pumpkin Seed Oil on your wrap and eat. Alternately, you can use the balsamic vinaigrette below.
Balsamic vinaigrette ingredients:
- 1 shallot
- ½ cup fresh basil leaves
- ½ cup fresh tarragon
- 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 drop stevia liquid concentrate
Balsamic vinaigrette instructions:
1. In a food processor, combine the above ingredients until emulsified dressing forms.
2. This dressing can be modified in countless ways. By changing the mustard, flavor of the vinegar, or the herbs, you can create different recipes to suit your particular tastes.
When making the turkey lettuce wraps, remember: Cooking protein properly is extremely important to ensure that you digest it and obtain its full nutritional value.
Here at Body Ecology, we always recommend cooking low and slow and using residual heat to finish cooking proteins. This means taking the turkey off the heat before it’s 100-percent cooked. Let it finish cooking in its own heat. Keep in mind that overcooked protein is impossible to digest and may create ammonia in the liver, a waste product that’s highly toxic to the brain.