Currently Craving: Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Eating healthy can get tricky at lunch time during the work week. You can’t bring the healthy protein that is fish…because then you’re the a**hole who brought fish to the office. Sandwiches get boring and all those carbs add up. Sometimes salads don’t keep you full (not to mention satisfied).

Voila – try this spin on turkey lettuce wraps. You can make a large batch of meat to store in Tupperware to eat over the next few days. You can store said Tupperware at your work fridge so that you don’t have to lug your ingredients to work and avoid looking like a total bag lady.


Extra virgin olive oil
Ground turkey breast
Dash of paprika
Dash of chili powder
Dash of garlic powder
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
Handful of cilantro
One whole tomato
Half of a small white onion
One whole bell pepper (I used green but you can use any kinda bell you want)


Place a skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Add EVOO and when the oil starts to simmer add in the ground turkey. Take a spatula and start to break up the meat as it starts to brown. As meat cooks add in the paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Continue to brown and break apart until meat is entirely cooked and any juices run clear.

Meanwhile…dice tomatoes, onion, cilantro and bell peppers and mix in a large bowl and chill in the fridge for like 10 minutes…or however long it takes for your turkey to finish cooking.

Gently peal back the lettuce leaves to create cups and place on plate (or put in Ziploc bags for the work week).

In a large bowl mix together cooked turkey and “salsa” mentioned above and spoon into lettuce cups.

For a little something extra I grilled  bananas to have on the side (grilled/burned, basically the same thing, whatever!!!). Pour a chilled glass of H2O with a few lemons and you got yourself a meal.

So good.

turkey lettuce cup




Image Via: Nicko’s Big Picture


  1. OMG! These sound delicious! I can’t wait to make them this weekend! Thanks!

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