Cajun Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Cajun TurkeyLettuce Wraps

Over the last few years or so, I have made the decision to have less carbs in my diet and found that following a paleo diet has really streamlined getting in better shape.  Focusing on more protein in my diet along with concentrating on healthy fats, I was able to lose 20 pounds last year.  Due to having hypothyroidism, it is hard to lose weight and staying away from things with a lot of sugar and carbs has really helped me personally.

The recipes on this site you will find a lot of paleo-inspired recipes!  If you don’t follow a paleo diet, hopefully these are some options for you still!

My relationship with ground turkey has really spiked over the last year as well.  The more I eat ground turkey, the less I eat ground beef.  Ground turkey is not only healthier, but in my opinion it has more of a flavor where it needs less seasoning.  I use ground turkey for meatballs, tacos and just about any other replacement where ground beef is in the recipe.  If you haven’t attempted ground turkey tacos or turkey meatballs, you should try some!

Here is a great, fresh tasting recipe that features ground turkey in a somewhat taco form!  I give you Cajun Turkey Lettuce Wraps!

 

Cajun Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:  (Yields 5 wraps)

1 lb. ground turkey (mostly lean)
Package of cherry tomatoes
2 avocados
2 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
1 head of lettuce
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. pink Himalayan salt or sea salt
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. cayenne pepper

Directions:

1.)  Brown your ground turkey until your liking or cooked through with extra virgin olive oil.  Apply all seasonings and mix thoroughly.

2.)  Set up lettuce wrap with getting two leaves of lettuce and put as much meat in the wrap.  Cut up cherry tomatoes in halves and put on wraps.  Slice up avocado and place on wraps.

 

ENJOY!

Seriously, this is one of the easiest meals ever to cook!  It also can be made for meal prep for the week!  So quick and easy to assemble and eat!

Check out more recipes like this one here —>   Paleo Chicken Fajitas

Thanks for reading – sound off below if you have made these!!

Thanks!
Lo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paleo Chicken Fajitas

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Paleo chicken fajitas is by far one of the easiest meal prep ideas I have ever made.  Loads of veggies packed with grilled seasoned chicken.  You can make so many meals and variations with this meal!  So easy to cook and stays well for the whole week of meal prep!

Paleo Chicken Fajitas

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 yellow pepper – sliced
1 red pepper – sliced
1 onion -chopped
1 zucchini – chopped
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cayenne powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. parsley
2 tsp. is garlic powder
1 tsp. pepper
dash of salt if preferred

Directions:
Cut chicken breasts into small bite size strips.  Throw into large skillet with extra virgin olive oil with medium heat.

Throw in all the seasonings for chicken.  Coat both sides and cook until done.

Sauté vegetables in separate skillet with olive oil and cook until desired texture (crunchy or soft).

**Something that I like to do: I put in the veggies with the chicken in the same skillet once the chicken is cooked so veggies get coated and a nice char with the seasonings and the chicken.***

You can combine in a bowl after the fact as well.

 

Enjoy!  Sound off below if you have tried this!

 

Try out some other amazing recipes here on the blog!  Grilled Cajun Shrimp With Chipotle Dipping Sauce and Coleslaw

Grilled Cajun Shrimp With Chipotle Dipping Sauce and Coleslaw

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If you would have asked me five years ago that I would love to experiment in the kitchen, I would have thought you were crazy!

Five years later, I cook up a storm for myself.  I love making my food to where it tastes just as good as it does in a restaurant – thanks to my husband for giving me that mentality!  I am always looking for an easy but different recipe too!

Any of the recipes you see on my blog will have some sort of spice element to it.  I love spicy food and it all depends on the type of meat as to how spicy I make it.  Of course throughout these recipes, you can tone it down or add more spice to it!  Here is my recipe for Cajun Shrimp!

Grilled Cajun Shrimp with Chipotle Dipping Sauce and Coleslaw

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time:  15 minutes

Ingredients:

Shrimp:
41-50 count shrimp
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. paprika
dash of pepper
(Feel free to add more seasonings and/or larger portions if you wish – I typically do not measure)

Coleslaw:
Bagged coleslaw (I buy the bag of coleslaw by Fresh Express)
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup of light mayo
2 tbsp. of honey
dash of pepper

Chipotle Sauce:
1 cup of light mayo
3 tsp. chipotle powder
1 tsp. paprika

Directions:

Heat a large skillet over oven on medium heat with your olive oil.  Place shrimp in skillet and add all of our seasonings.  Cook shrimp on each side for three minutes or until done.  Place on plate

Place coleslaw mix in a bowl and stir in ingredients – as much as you want.  You can add mayo or subtract mayo depending on how creamy you would like your coleslaw.

Mix mayo and spices for the chipotle sauce in small bowl.  Refrigerate before serving.

Enjoy!

 

Sound off in the comments below – did you make this?  What did you change?!

Check out my other recipes here!  Veggie Packed Beef Stew – Han’s Weekly Meal Prep

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