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Dinner tonight was awesome! I made these Asian Chicken Lettuce wraps from The Paleo Diabetes Diet Solution cookbook. While I don’t have diabetes and I’m not “paleo”, as you might already know from my latest “ 10 Things about Me " video, I do love a healthy and tasty recipe. These wraps are blood sugar balancing and very satisfying. I had two and I was perfectly happy.
Usually I am not a huge fan of recipes with a long list of ingredients, but believe me when I tell you this recipe was worth it! And it wasn't labour intensive - just a lot of ingredients. I made a few changes based on ingredients I had on hand so I didn't have to do a whole new grocery shop.
Lucky for me, we have leftovers too. This could easily feed a hungry family. I feel like Walker and I barely made a dent in that bowl!
This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free however as I was eating it I thought to myself this would be really nice with some goat feta sprinkled on top. That would kinda ruin the Asian vibe though seeing as feta isn't usually in asian dishes.
Walker said he would have rather had a hard shell taco or fajita with it but I loved the lettuce wrap. My belly is happiest without many grains anyhow, so I was quite pleased with dinner.
Vienna didn't have any but that's only because she's not feeling well right now. She got a head cold about 10 days ago and as soon as it seemed like she was better it morphed into something else. Last night we had to take her to Sick Kids Hospital :( because things escalated but she's on the mend now. It was pretty scary, I was in tears en route to the hospital but I guess that's pretty normal when your baby is sick for the first time. Or maybe I'm just a big suck. Probably the latter. :)
Okay let's get to this tasty and nourishing recipe shall we?
*Hate cilantro? Use parsley instead.
The next time I make this I will double the sauce ingredients.
I just love the photo above because just seeing it reminds me of how incredible cilantro smelled. I think someone should make a cilantro perfume? Don't you think? haha! Okay maybe not but chopping and smelling it makes me feel so gosh dang joyous! Sorry to those who hate cilantro out there, you could swap it with parsley instead.
I loved that there were so many detox-friendly ingredients in this recipe from cilantro to sprouts to green onions that this recipe could easily fit into any detox you're doing.
As sign of a great dinner is looking forward to leftovers the next day and that's exactly how I'm feeling right now!
Have a joyous rest of your week!
Going to make this tonight!Reply
Yay! Awesome Jen! Let us know what you think :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team
I made it tonight for dinner and it was absolutely delicious!! I added a bit of hot sauce and loved it! Thank you for this recipe!Reply
These are delicious! My 11 year old son announced that it was his new favorite dinner!Reply
Hey Melissa! That makes us SO happy to hear that! Always a win when you hear that from your little one, isn't it? :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team
You've been saving my be-hind lately as my hubbie is only eating fish or poultry with main dishes lately and my palette gets bored easily. Can't wait to try these with some easily available ground turkey. Thank you! Oh, and the 3rd to the last paragraph is missing your full thought :-)Reply
Oh good! Glad to hear you're gonna try this out! Thanks for letting me know about the paragraph. I will fix it. Enjoy!
This was pretty tasty. The sauce is very thin, and I wanted a stronger flavour, so I put all the sauce into the mixture and added arrowroot powder to thicken it up. Worked great and I didn't have the sauce dripping all over me when eating it with my hands.Reply
I love your recipes. Every time you post some I spend so much time going through your 3 books which I have, just to see if they are in there. Hate to print out recipes I already have in my books. I was just wondering if it would be very hard for you to mention what book the recipe is in, if it's in one of your books. I could then go to the book to try it out instead of printing it out. I like to put notes in my book when I've tried a new recipe.Reply
Thank you Diane, I'm glad you're loving my recipes. The challenge is that oftentimes I modify recipes that are in my cookbooks from the version on the blog. This recipe is not in any cookbook :) Only about 10-15% of the recipes on my blog are in my books :)