Food Fridays: Quick Turkey Lettuce Wraps
As grocery prices continue to rise, it can feel hard to stick to healthy choices. That’s why this month we will be featuring easy and budget-friendly meals that will help reduce the amount you’re spending on groceries, all while still getting in all the nutrients you and your family need.
These Quick Turkey Lettuce Wraps are perfect for weeknight dinners – they’re fast, easy and customizable based on what you have available. They’re also great for kids – they can load up on all the toppings they want!
Why is this a great budget-friendly meal? It uses canned water chestnuts and whatever veggies you have on hand. Adding leftover veggies that would normally go to waste in the fridge helps to bulk up this meal and stretch your groceries further.
Low-carb, high-protein and nutrient-dense. Try this recipe out tonight!
1poundlean ground turkey
1canwater chestnutsdiced (8 ounces)
½red bell pepperdiced
1headlettuceiceberg or bibb lettuce (washed)
toppings as desiredsee notes
2tablespoonslow-sodium soy sauce
2tablespoons hoisin sauce
½teaspoonsrirachaor to taste
Whisk sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
In a large pan, cook ground turkey, ginger, and garlic until no pink remains.
Stir in water chestnuts and red pepper. Cook until the pepper is tender. Add sauce and simmer until thickened and heated through.
Serve warm, spooned into lettuce cups with your favourite toppings.