Meat and Coleslaw Lettuce Wraps
When losing weight, the food that people miss most at lunch time is bread because you can wrap other food into it, pick it up and eat it. Simple and fast to prepare. Lettuce sounds a poor substitute for bread until I tried this recipe using the Little gem lettuce heads. They are fresh, tasty and will filling but unlike bread, they do not leave you with a stodgy feeling.
If you are on the low-fat programme, make you own chipotle coleslaw (7g fat in 50g) as the shop-bought Dunnes version has 16g fat in just 50g of coleslaw.
Makes 1 serving
1 serving: Carb 11 Calories: 395
Makes 1 serving
80g, 1 head of baby gem lettuce
75g, 2 stick slices of chicken or turkey breast
35g, 1 thinnish slice of ham/bacon
20g, a few raw onion slices
50g, Dunnes Chipotle coleslaw
50g mixed lettuce leaves
40g, carrot grated
5g olive oil,
5g apple cider vinegar/lemon juice
Wash the lettuce leaves and use a lettuce spinner or tea towel to dry them. Don’t tear them.
Early in the week, cook a joint of poultry (turkey or chicken) and a small joint of ham/bacon and use them across the week in various dishes. This is a great time-saving tip if you work from home.
Slice 2 thick pieces of poultry (75g) and divide them up in 6 to 10 pieces for each lettuce leaf. Top with a small piece of bacon and a teaspoon of coleslaw. Wrap it up in the lettuce leave.
To increase the fibre content of your lunch, add a side salad of mixed lettuce leaves, grated carrot, radish, onion and a salad dressing of your choice.