Delicious Dinner: Lettuce Wraps

Posted: Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Categories: Healthy Recipes, Lifestyle, Nutrition

Focusing on You Personal Training works hard to provide you with the best advice, hints and tips to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. These lettuce wraps are a great idea for a healthy party snack, a picnic, or a bread-free alternative to a sandwich.

Ingredients:
For Greek Salad Lettuce Wraps:
1 large-leaf lettuce (romaine or iceberg work well)
1 packet low-fat feta cheese
1 packet cherry tomatoes
½ cucumber

½ red onion
Handful of black or green stoned olives (optional)
Handful of fresh parsley
Handful of fresh coriander
Olive oil
Black Pepper

Break the lettuce into leaves, working from the bottom of the stem to ensure you get the biggest whole leaves possible. Wash if necessary and allow to dry completely.
Cut the feta cheese into small cubes and place in a bowl. Dice the cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and olives, if using. Add to the bowl along with the roughly chopped herbs. Stir together. Dress with a few teaspoons of olive oil – enough to make the ingredients come together – stir again, and season to taste.

Take a lettuce leaf and spoon a small amount of the feta mixture into the middle of a leaf and roll up. A bit of practice should determine how much you will need per leaf! Arrange on a plate with the loose edges facing down. If you are having real trouble getting the leaves to stay rolled, secure with a toothpick. (Just don’t forget to warn your guests!)
For a lunchtime option, the Greek salad mixture can be replaced by tuna and sweetcorn, grilled chicken, peppers and tomatoes… The list of fillings is endless!

This recipe makes a great party or picnic snack and a healthy alternative to the usual crisps, salted nuts and sausage rolls. Try out new combinations of fillings until you find one you love. Children will enjoy getting stuck in and rolling their own wraps. Your personal trainer will always be happy to make suggestions on how to reduce the saturated fat content in your favourite recipes, in order to achieve and maintain your ideal body weight.

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