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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Healthy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope you are swarmed with love and happiness today.  It is a Tuesday though, so I'm sure it is just a regular work day for most!

This meal doesn't exactly ring in the romance, but it is one we enjoyed the week prior and I just had to share.  A big thanks to Kristen, as she featured this alternative taco awhile back, and frankly anything she serves is usually pretty darn good, so I took her advice and made them as well.

And guess what?  It's a slow cooker meal!  Don't you just love those?  I'm all about simple and easy to please, and this dish did both.

Healthy Turkey Lettuce Wraps
*feeds a family of four, two meals

2 lbs. ground turkey
2 c. tomato sauce
1 small onion, diced
2 T. chili powder
1 t. cumin
1 t. salt
1 t. pepper

Place all ingredients into a slow cooker and set on low.  After 2 hours, break up meat and stir until combined.  Let cook/simmer another 2 hours, or when meat is done, keep on the warm setting until ready to eat.

Arrange lettuce leaves, top with meat, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, etc.

There was enough for us to eat off of this for two nights (winner!), but the second night I made it into a big taco salad, which essentially tastes just the same, just in bowl form.

I've got a great peanut butter brownie recipe coming up (that contains no butter!) and some other good eats.  You should really be proud of me with these brownies, sometimes I feel like I get a little slack for all the baked goods I make and other rich dishes.  But you need to remember it is all in moderation.  I don't eat like that every day, but I don't deprive myself either.

I throw in these healthy tacos wraps for instance!


Would you like to comment?

  1. I want to try these with all the venison we have in the freezer!

  2. Those are one of my favorite things to eat! Even the leftovers are amazing :)

  3. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)February 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!