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.
Thai-Style Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
1 tablespoon each: honey, lime juice and soy sauce
1/4 cup julienne strips peeled and seeded cucumber
1/4 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.
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.
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.
Spoon equal amounts of cooked chicken into lettuce leaves and top with marinated vegetables, peanuts and cilantro. Makes 4 servings.
Recipe credit: Patty Mastracco