Lett-uce Enjoy This Wrap Recipe!
Shake up your routine with these quick and easy healthy lettuce wraps. These can be served as a snack, nutritious lunch, or fun appetizer to share with friends. The ingredients also have some pretty great health benefits!
Packed with Healthy Benefits
Edamame beans are whole, immature soybeans, sometimes referred to as vegetable-type soybeans. They're a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin K and folate. A single cup provides over half the daily value for vitamin K and more than 100% of the daily value for folate. Several studies have suggested that vitamin K supports the maintenance of strong bones, improves bone density and decreases the risk of fractures.
Folate, also known as vitamin B9, is a water-soluble vitamin that has many important functions in your body. One of the benefits of folic acid is that it helps with healthy cell division and proper fetal growth and development, which reduces the risk of birth defects.
Brown rice is a whole grain that is less processed than white rice, which helps it retain more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, as well as bone formation, wound repair, muscle contraction metabolism, nerve function, and blood sugar control.
The avocados in this recipe are full of nutrition and are a good source of vitamins C, E, K, and omega-3 fatty acids, and much more! The healthy fats in avocados can help play a role in you feeling fuller longer, boosting your brain function, increasing your mood, and keeping your vibes high! Fat is essential for every single cell in the body. These fats improve the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, and even improve the immune system.
Try the recipe out for yourself and see if you’ve found your next favorite recipe!
Lettuce Wrap Ingredients
- 4 butter lettuce leaves
- 1 ½ C cooked brown rice
- ½ C cabbage
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 medium avocado
- 1 ¾ C edamame
Lettuce Wrap Instructions
- Cook the brown rice according to packet instructions.
- Place the edamame in a large, microwave safe bowl. Add a dash of water and microwave for 5-6 minutes, until softened.
- Remove from microwave and mash edamame using a fork.
- Slice the avocado, cucumber and carrot and shred the cabbage.
- Lay the lettuce leaves on a plate and line up the mashed edamame, brown rice, avocado, carrot and cabbage.
- Drizzle with some soy sauce, wrap up and enjoy!
More Tips and Tricks
Store leftovers in separate containers. Store any leftover lettuce wrap filling in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Store leftover lettuce separately in the refrigerator. We recommend storing them separately as the filling will make the lettuce soggy.
Swap the soy. If you have a soy allergy, you can substitute coconut aminos for the soy sauce.
Pick the right lettuce. You want to pick a lettuce that will work well for wraps. We recommend butterhead lettuce or romaine lettuce. These types of lettuce hold up well when filled and folded.
Add some meat. If you want to add more protein to these lettuce wraps, consider adding seasoned ground turkey, ground chicken or beef.
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