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Lettuce Wraps for a Low Carb Diet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 18, 2016 | Categories: Food, Health and Fitness, How To, Weight Loss
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Recently, I’ve been eating a high protein, lower-carb diet. I’m not doing a “low-carb” diet, just cutting back on the carbs a bit, while amping up the protein. I love lettuce wraps and they’re perfect for not only a low carb lunch, but a low calorie lunch, too.

lettuce wraps for a low-carb diet

One way for me to cut down on carbs is to cut down on bread. I love bread. Just a little too much. As I said, I’m not trying to end my love affair with bread… we’ll still be friends.

lettuce wraps for a low-carb dietInstead of bread for sandwiches I’ve been making lettuce wraps. Lettuce wraps for a low carb diet is so easy. Just in case you’ve never made a lettuce wrap, here’s how to make one….

What you’ll need:

  • Romaine Lettuce (Big green leaves)
  • I used chipped turkey, but you can use tuna salad, hummus, ham, etc.
  • Fat Free Mayo (substitute your own condiment or sandwich spread)
  • Low Fat Cheese
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Tooth Pick

lettuce wraps for a low carb dietFirst break a leaf off the lettuce stalk and add a dab of mayo and spread it in the middle.

Then add a little chipped turkey to the lettuce.

Now top it with a piece of cheese and few slices of tomatoes.

Then you get one side of the lettuce and wrap it up. Then put a tooth pick in it to keep it from coming unraveled.

Cut or enjoy as a whole.

lettuce wraps for a low carb diet

If you want to change it up a bit try this slow cooker BBQ chicken lettuce wrap.

Do you make lettuce wraps? I’m looking for ideas…. what’s your favorite thing to put in a lettuce wrap?

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29 Responses to Lettuce Wraps for a Low Carb Diet

  1. Michelle says:

    I love lettuce wraps! You can put just about anything in them!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Oh these look incredible! Im going to pin this so that I can make these for my family.

  3. I LOVE lettuce wraps for the same reason – reducing carbs and pumping up on the veggies. This looks sooo good!

  4. That looks so good! I should really start doing this and stop with the bread!

  5. Jenn says:

    Thanks! My parents are both on The South Beach diet right now. Perfect!

  6. Crystal says:

    That looks so good! However, I know we’re doing healthy here, but I would still have to use regular mayo.

  7. Kerri says:

    I always order when they are on the menu but I should really think about making at home!

  8. Jennifer H says:

    So healthy! I need to try these.

  9. My hubby has been using lettuce wraps instead of tortillas or bread lately. He just used them tonight actually. We had fajitas and he used lettuce for wraps instead.

  10. I’ve never had a lettuce wrap, but with warmer weather around the corner, I think this would be so refreshing and delicious.

  11. I have never made lettuce wraps, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing, I know what I’ll be making this summer when our lettuce is up in the garden.

  12. Kira says:

    I love lettuce wrap, we’ve made them with breaded chicken, ground turkey, beef stripes the list is endless.

  13. Lettuce wraps are such a great way to add greens and lose the carbs.

  14. Janet says:

    This looks delicious. I’m trying to eat healthier too and always looking for new ideas. Butter (aka Boston or Bibb)lettuce is another alternative.

  15. Yummy! I love lettuce wraps just wish I could have self control while eating lol

  16. Cat Davis says:

    We definitely need to start doing wraps like this. It helps that I totally adore lettuce so it wouldn’t be a hard diet change.

  17. Marina says:

    Lettuce wraps are yummy. We first got hooked when we tried the wraps at PF Changs. Oooooh YUM!

  18. Raijean says:

    This looks good, going to try it with chicken!

  19. Ty says:

    I LOVE lettuce wraps and one of my favorite things to put in them is chicken salad or albacore tuna.

  20. I’ve never had one but would love to try one!

  21. Marcie W. says:

    This would make a great lunch and a similar change to my usual salad. My favorite lettuce wrap type dish is an Asian inspired one my husband makes with ground lamb and rice noodles.

  22. Robin Gagnon says:

    I make lettuce wraps when I’m being good 🙂

  23. Tammy says:

    I have never had a lettuce wrap before! I think I’d enjoy one with tuna if I were to have one.

  24. Kathleen B says:

    These look so good. Definitely a change that I think I could easily make.

  25. Those look really light and healthy! What a great quick meal.

  26. krystel says:

    This looks so delicious

  27. Gabriela Keeton says:

    Wow! This looks amazing. It’s definitely something I need for a healthier lifestyle.

  28. Christy Caldwell says:

    Great idea. I just started a low carb thing myself two weeks ago. Thanks so much for this post.

  29. Maribel says:

    Looks delicious! I already have n idea what to put on mine.