Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce Wraps:
These turned out really good! I kind of just did my own thing, after reading a few recipe’s. They were so tasty, and perfect for lunch or dinner!

One thing, your supposed to wrap these with bibb lettuce. I thought that was the normal head of lettuce you buy. It’s not haha and actual bibb lettuce works much better so make sure you get that!

Ingredients:
You really can use whatever you want. This is what I used.

  • Green Cabbage
  • Red Cabbage
  • Red Pepper
  • Yellow Onion
  • Garlic Cloves (Minced)
  • Carrots
  • Water Chestnuts(I wouldn’t use these next time, they really didn’t add anything)
  • Kikoman’s Low Sodium Teriyaki sauce
  • Skinless/Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • Lettuce (I used a head of lettuce, you should use bibb lettuce)
I pretty much just chopped the vegetables up, and steamed them for a little bit. While they were steaming I cooked the chicken and cut that up. I then added the chicken to the veggies and added 2 tbsp of the teriyaki sauce. I mixed it all together letting the sauce cover everything and voila I was done :)
You then scoop some onto the lettuce, wrap it up and enjoy :D
Delicious and easy!
How much you use of each ingredient is totally up to you, and how much you want or need.

 

A Healthier Lifestyle :D

I am very much enjoying this healthier lifestyle of mine. I feel so good about all the choices I am making which makes me more determined to continue!

I just signed up for Team Training at Lifetime, which I am so excited about. It’s going to be 3 times a week for 3 months. I can’t wait to start (I begin on the 20th)

Tonight Heidi (my friend, and my best friend’s mother) tried out the Sunday night Zumba class which I think has made it’s way into a permanent spot in my schedule. It was fun seeing another trainer’s moves. I love both the Thursday and Sunday classes. I’m excited to shake my booty twice a week now! :D

On top of working on being more active, I’ve also been trying new (healthier) foods. I have a habit of buying new foods, or buying a lot of healthier foods but still buying the stuff I normally do and then I would just let the healthier or new foods go bad while I ate the other stuff. This time I got ONLY healthier foods, and lots and lots of produce.

The two things I am really excited for are:

1. Kale Chips

2. Lettuce Wraps

I love lettuce wraps. My friend Kayla and I just had some delicious ones at The Wild Onion over the weekend. I also always get them at P.F. Changs. Depending on what sauce is put into the chicken/veggie mixture there not always the best choice but when you make them yourself you can decide just how healthy they are!

I realized something while we were out for dinner, eating the lettuce wraps. Never in my life would I ever order them if I read what was in them. I just wouldn’t .. or at least that’s how I used to be. I was introduced to lettuce wraps by just being told to try them so I did, and loved them. I’ve never read a description of them until Saturday. That made me realize how much other foods I would normally shrug off because it has so many foods I don’t eat normally. Not anymore though!

I’ve decided to set up a recipe page so I can share delicious recipes as I find them :) I have a few other recipes that I used to make a long time ago. Once I find my book in the garage (I am currently working on getting it all cleaned out .. fun project ;/) I will share those with you as well!

I also just signed up to do a 5k marathon with Heidi. We will be walking it this time (she can’t run it because of her knee, and I am no where near ready to run a 5k) but it’s still going to be so much fun and I can’t wait!!

I know a few of my other friends have been really focused on having a healthy lifestyle. It’s so fun reading about what your doing, your progress, and how it’s making you feel. Keep it up :)