A Healthy and Easy Recipe from Appetite for Health Dietitians

Thai-Style Chicken Lettuce Wraps
 
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You may have heard of the Paleo diet, which is a throwback to eating what our ancestors ate thousands of years ago - meat, seafood, fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Proponents of the Paleo diet suggest cutting processed foods loaded with sugar and fat, focusing on foods that can be hunted and gathered. Following a Paleo diet doesn't mean sacrificing flavor. Registered dieticians Katherine Brookings and Julie Upton from Appetite for Health whipped up with a protein-rich, Paleo-inspired lettuce wrap recipe using Mighty Spark’s Sweet Thai-Style Ground Chicken. In their words, this one's a "must-try!" You’d be surprised - healthy can taste good! And the cherry on top? For every purchase of a Mighty Spark product, we donate a meal to an underprivileged child because we believe in doing our part to fight childhood hunger.
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon each: honey, lime juice and soy sauce
  • ¼ cup julienne strips peeled and seeded cucumber
  • ¼ cup matchstick carrots
  • 2 tablespoons red pickled ginger
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 (16-oz.) package Mighty Spark Sweet Thai-Style Ground Chicken
  • 8 romaine lettuce leaves
  • Chopped roasted, salted peanuts and fresh cilantro leaves.
Instructions
  1. Stir together honey, lime juice and soy sauce in a medium bowl. Stir in cucumber, carrots, ginger and green onion and set aside to marinate.
  2. Heat sesame oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground chicken and break up with the back of a wooden spoon. Cook for 5 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through. Let cool slightly.
  3. Spoon equal amounts of cooked chicken into lettuce leaves and top with marinated vegetables, peanuts and cilantro.
 

Recipe credit: Patty Mastracco