Weekly Meal: Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Cooking for toddlers can be rough. The foods they are willing to eat seem to change on a minute to minute basis and cooking two meals is way more work and something none of us ever want to do. When looking for a family friendly recipe I want it to be easy, flavorful and nutritious. If you are in need of a new recipe to add to your weekly meal plan than this is for you. These turkey lettuce wraps will satisfy the picky toddlers (and adults) in your life.
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup water
1 (20-ounce) package lean ground turkey
1 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms
1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 head butter lettuce
1. Cook carrots and 1/2 cup water in a large nonstick skillet over high heat, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes or until carrots are softened and water is evaporated. Remove from skillet. While the carrots are cooking i prep all my ingredients with Neva’s help.
2. Reduce heat to medium. Cook turkey in skillet about 5 minutes, stirring until turkey crumbles and is no longer pink. Add carrots, mushrooms, and next 8 ingredients. Increase heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring constantly, 4 minutes. Add green onions, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Spoon mixture evenly onto lettuce leaves and roll up or serve in bowl as salad.
This is enough to feed our family of 4 with a little leftover for lunch the next day.
We hope these turkey lettuce wraps become a family favorite for you and your little ones. Enjoy!
Adapted from a Southern Living recipe back from 2006, you know when we would still look at recipes in magazines and not online.