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Lettuce Wraps by Bess

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A Quick and Healthy Alternative to a Restaurant Favorite

Always on the lookout for quick and healthy, I have reinvented Chili’s famous lettuce wraps and made my own version at home. I think this one is much easier and definitely does without all the sugar-filled sauces you’ll find at the restaurant. Try them for yourself, and let me know what you think.

This recipe is just about as easy as it gets for a healthy, filling, and quick dinner. All you need is a nice head of green lettuce (any type BUT iceberg), sliced grilled chicken, carrots, onion (purple or green are best), sliced almonds, and crispy rice noodles. You can add any extra ingredients that you might have a hankering for, like I did with bacon pieces in this picture below. Yellow or red bell peppers are also a strong addition, adding more than a naturally sweet taste and vibrant splash of color. They are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins.

A light drizzle of Kraft Light Asian Toasted Sesame dressing over the mix tops it off beautifully. The dressing only has 3 grams of sugar and 25 calories in one tablespoon serving.

We have this on easy nights and wrap the mix in the lettuce leaf, like a natural burrito. It is fresh, crisp, and light but still so filling. The colors in the dish are representative of the depth of health found in the ingredients. One easy rule of thumb when eating healthy: the more colorful a vegetable, the more vitamins and minerals found in it. Enjoy!

Lettuce wraps are a perfect option for nights when a fast and easy dinner is needed.

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