Taco lettuce wraps

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  • Taco lettuce wraps -a healthy and delicious alternative to hardshell tacos!

    One of my new favorite dinner recipes is these taco lettuce wraps. If you follow me on instagram, you probably saw I am doing the whole 30 (only 2 days left)! You can’t have gluten, so I decided to try a lettuce “shell” instead. To my surprise, I didn’t even miss the taco shell. These were so good! The lettuce wraps are perfect for summer, easy to make and great for busy nights on the go. I usually double my taco meat and freeze half of it, so I can pull it out of the freezer for a quick meal.

    Taco lettuce wraps on iheartnaptime.com - a healthy and delicious alternative to hardshell tacos!

    My whole family loved these (even my picky eaters)! For my kids, I took out some of the meat before adding the seasonings and then served some tomatoes on the side. My kids are weird about mixing too many foods.

    Taco lettuce wraps on iheartnaptime.com - a healthy and delicious alternative to hardshell tacos!

     

     

    Taco lettuce wraps on iheartnaptime.com - a healthy and delicious alternative to hardshell tacos!

    I love topping mine with avocado! :)

    Taco lettuce wraps on iheartnaptime.com - a healthy and delicious alternative to hardshell tacos!

    Taco lettuce wraps

    Course: Appetizer
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Keyword: taco lettuce wraps
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 154
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Taco lettuce wraps -a healthy and delicious alternative to hardshell tacos!

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1/3 cup onion
    • 1/3 cup red bell pepper
    • 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder ,omit if you don’t like spice
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/3 cup salsa

    For servings: Lettuce cups, or taco shells

      Optional toppings: pico de gallo, avocado, sour cream, cheese

        Instructions

        • In a large frying brown, saute the onion and bell peppers in the oil over medium heat. Once onions are translucent, add hamburger and brown. Remove any grease.
        • Mix in salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and salsa. Let simmer for a couple minutes and then serve the taco meat inside a lettuce or taco cup. 
        • Top with your favorite toppings.

        Nutrition

        Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 543mg | Potassium: 314mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 7.6% | Vitamin C: 13.9% | Calcium: 1.5% | Iron: 10.5%
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        Enjoy!

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