If you think you need a tortilla to create a drool-worthy wrap, think again! We’re ditching the bread and stuffing your favorite fixings into cool, crisp lettuce leaves. These ten lettuce wrap recipes prove that the flavor is in the filling at under 360 calories per serving.
1. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps | The Skinnytaste Cookbook
Skip the store-bought taco seasoning (and the funky flavorings that come along with ‘em), and make your own instead. You likely have all the spices already sitting in your pantry. Top with a dollop of Greek yogurt and garnish with chives. Recipe makes 4 servings at 2 lettuce wraps each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 256; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 113mg; Sodium: 714mg; Carbohydrate: 9g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 30g
2. Baked Falafel Lettuce Wraps| The Wheatless Kitchen
Lean protein and filing fiber all wrapped up in a crispy chickpea package? Count us in! This healthy baked recipe makes a tasty alternative to the traditional deep fried version. Toss in chopped cucumbers or bell peppers for added crunch. Recipe makes 6 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 258; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 331mg; Carbohydrate: 34g; Dietary Fiber: 9g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 9g
3. Jambalaya Lettuce Wraps | Magnolia Days
This deep, aromatic mixture of spicy rice, hearty sausage, and tender shrimp wrapped up in crisp lettuce will leave everyone begging for seconds. Make it a build-your-own lettuce wrap bar with bowls of toppings like chopped onion, tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapenos. Recipe makes 8 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 211; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 33mg; Sodium: 497mg; Carbohydrate: 30g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 10g
4. Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps | Well Plated
Get all the flavor of take-out for a fraction of the calories with these sweet, tangy and saucy tofu mushroom lettuce wraps. Mushrooms add meaty flavor while tofu provides crave-worthy texture to this light yet filling meatless meal. Garnish with freshly chopped green onions. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 219; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 612mg; Carbohydrate: 16g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 14g
5. Honey Dijon Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Hummus | Inspired Taste
Fresh and healthy chicken wraps have never been easier! Marinated honey-Dijon chicken, creamy hummus, crunchy veggies and tangy feta make the perfect lunch or dinner combination. Garnish with fresh parsley and a drizzle of tahini sauce. Recipe makes 4 servings at 3 wraps each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 345; Total Fat: 19g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 63mg; Sodium: 621mg; Carbohydrate: 16g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 30g
6. Spiced Pork and Mango Chimichurri Lettuce Wraps | Cooking on the Weekends
These over the top tasty lettuce wraps will be devoured in minutes, guaranteed! Sweet mango and fresh chimichurri paired with juicy marinated pork make a satisfying meal that’ll quickly become a family favorite. Thinly sliced apple or pear make a great stand-in for mango if you don’t have any on hand. Recipe makes 6 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 212; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 33mg; Sodium: 320mg; Carbohydrate: 15g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 11g; Protein: 16g
7. 20-Minute Zesty Shrimp Lettuce Wraps | MyFitnessPal’s Original Recipes
Make a light and flavorful meal with this lettuce wrap recipe featuring lean shrimp with carrots, bell peppers, black beans and lemon-juice. Fresh shrimps takes very little time to cook, but you can shave even more time off prep by buying pre-cooked shrimp at the supermarket. Want to heat up your colorful meal? Stir in 1/2 to 1 minced fresh jalapeño. Recipe makes 4 servings at 3 filled lettuce wraps.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 130; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 115mg; Sodium: 436mg; Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 15g
8. Taco Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps | Feasting not Fasting
These zesty taco lettuce wraps are so filling and flavorful that you won’t even miss the meat! Mushrooms make a tasty stand-in while black beans and quinoa boost the protein content. Serve with freshly grated cheese, cubed avocado, and chopped cilantro. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 303; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 22mg; Sodium: 445mg; Carbohydrate: 33g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 15g
9. Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce | Cooking Light
Asian-inspired wraps with tangy hoisin peanut sauce make the perfect light dinner for a spring evening. Feel free to use fresh orange juice if you don’t have lime on hand. Looking to switch up your grain game? Try subbing quinoa for brown rice. Garnish with sesame seeds. Recipe makes 4 servings at 2 wraps + 2 tbsp sauce each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 355; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 568mg; Sodium: 568mg; Carbohydrate: 43g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 10g; Protein: 16g
10. Spicy Bacon Egg Salad | Kim’s Cravings
This egg salad marries crispy bacon and creamy chopped egg with your favorite hot sauce! For a lower carb spin, the egg salad is served on cabbage or lettuce wraps. To up your intake of carbs and fiber, serve the egg salad on a slice of whole-grain bread. Save time by buying pre-boiled eggs or boil your eggs early in the week. Recipe makes 5 servings at 3 lettuce wraps each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 155; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 229mg; Sodium: 247mg; Carbohydrate: 3g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 11g