Fresh Start Bariatric Cookbook: Healthy Recipes to Enjoy Favorite Foods After Weight-Loss Surgery

Chicken Asian Lettuce Wraps


These lettuce wraps rival those at P. F. Chang’s but have far fewer calories and much less sodium. Lettuce wraps make an amazing and delicious appetizer, or serve them as a quick meal. They are packed with protein and flavor and are low in carbohydrates. Chinese food craving solved!

1 (8-ounce) can bamboo shoots, drained and minced

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon creamy natural peanut butter

2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos

2 teaspoons sriracha hot sauce

2 teaspoons honey

Nonstick cooking spray

1 cup chopped onion

1 tablespoon minced garlic

½ pound ground chicken breast

1 teaspoon minced ginger

1 teaspoon sesame oil

8 leaves iceberg or butter lettuce

1 scallion, chopped

1 small cucumber, cut into strips

1 In a small bowl, mix together the bamboo shoots, apple cider vinegar, peanut butter, soy sauce, sriracha, and honey until well combined.

2 Place a medium skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until the onion is soft, 3 to 4 minutes.

3 Add the ground chicken and ginger, and cook until the chicken is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.

4 Stir in the sauce mixture and continue cooking for 2 minutes, or until heated through. Stir in the sesame oil.

5 Remove the skillet from the heat, and divide the mixture evenly among the lettuce leaves.

6 Top each wrap with some scallion and cucumber and serve immediately.

Per Serving (1 wrap): Calories: 88 Total fat: 4g Sodium: 95mg Total carbs: 5g Sugar: 2g Fiber: 1g Protein: 8g

Post-Op Servings

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