Lettuce Wraps for a Low Carb Diet

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.

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.

Instead 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

First 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.

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?