After living in Korea (3 different times), I have come to appreciate delicious bits of meat wrapped up in a lettuce leaf! Add some flavors, toppings, sauce, and rice to these bundles and I am in heaven! So how can I make sure to keep this delicious meal in my life while still eating clean? Well, turkey meatballs are something I have decided could be that solution! Tonight I made up some Turkey Meatball Lettuce wraps, with Cajun sweet Potato fries on the side…
Confession: I actually have NO photos of this because my camera battery decided to die right as I began…grr! So I am using photos from the web that capture the essence of what I made…sorry about that! I was a bit skeptical about how these would turn out because ground turkey usually ends up pretty dry (when I cook it…oops). These were actually quite tasty and not dry at all! I wasn’t sure if they would have enough flavor on their own, but they DID! I loved the mixture of flavors and the added texture from the toppings!
1pd Lean Ground Turkey
1Tbsp low sodium Soy Sauce
2tsp freshly grated ginger
2tsp chopped garlic
Thinly sliced red bell pepper
Thinly sliced fresh fennel
Mix all items in a bowl and roll into small balls. You can use a cookie scoop or small ice cream scoop to be quicker! Heat a skillet to Med/High heat, add EVOO spray and add meatballs. Let them cook for at least 5 minutes before rolling them over. Try to cook about 3 more minutes on each side (try to get all sides). Have leafy lettuce cleaned and dry, then add a meatball, a little low sodium soy sauce, shredded carrot, thinly sliced red bell pepper, fennel, and some brown rice. Roll the bundle up, pop it into your mouth, and ENJOY!!!
Cajun Sweet Potato Fries
2 large sweet potatoes
1 egg white
Set oven to broil at 525 degrees. Cut potatoes into strips and place into a bowl. Add egg white, oil, salt, and pepper. Toss together until they are all coated well. Spread onto a baking sheet with tin foil, and sprayed with EVOO. Bake for 10 minutes and then flip them over, bake for another 5-8 minutes. When done, let cool slightly and then put into a bowl. Spray with EVOO, sprinkle with Cajun seasoning, and toss to coat. Serve up with the turkey meatball lettuce wraps…YUM!!!
I usually don’t like sweet potato, but I was a huge fan of these! I warned Eric that the meal might be a bust, but we were both pleasantly surprised! We both agreed that these potato fries would be a welcome new addition to our weekly meals (maybe more than once)! The only bad part of the meal is that there were only enough left overs for one person….I was nice and gave them to Eric (while secretly cursing about it, hee hee)! So, give these recipes a try and let me know what you think!