Delicious Turkey Taco Lettuce Wrap

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turkey taco / lettuce wrapsEating healthy is attainable with recipes like this one. You don’t have to eat food that is rich in calories and ones that are harmful for your health in the long run. These foods may be tasty, but they have some very harmful effects on our health. With so many known harmful effects of eating unhealthy food, I have decided to stick to healthy diet from the start of this year. Other than regular exercise, eating healthy has become my sole motive for the year.

I love my food, but that doesn’t mean you have to harm your health to just enjoy a good meal. Tacos are my favorite and love eating and making them. They are easy to make and the following recipe is a healthier version of the famous Mexican tacos without compromising on taste.

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The turkey taco lettuce wraps is one such recipe that is light, low in carbs and mind you, they taste delicious. Instead of going for the red meat, use organic ground turkey because it is lean and nutritious. It is a good source of protein too. Go for the organic free range turkey meat to make a healthy turkey taco lettuce wrap.

The flavors of this recipe are delicious. Moreover, the taco seasonings are made at home instead of the store seasoning that is high in preservative, salt and sugar. If you make your seasoning at home you can control the amount of salt and sugar that you consume.

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wrap

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Ingredients
1 package or organic ground turkey
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp oregano
2 tbsp of bell pepper, minced
½ small onion minced
¾ cup water
4 oz can of tomato sauce
7-8 large lettuce leaves
Olive oil spray
1 small dollop of sour cream (optional)
½ cup of shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese (optional)

Makes 8 servings

Instructions
1. Lightly spray olive oil in a large skillet and cook the ground turkey until they are no longer pink in color. Break apart the meat as it cooks.

turkey taco / lettuce wraps
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turkey taco / lettuce wraps
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2. Add the dry seasonings and mix well
3. Stir in the onions, water, bell peppers and tomato sauce and cover it with a lid. Simmer it for 20 minutes on low heat.

4. Wash and dry the lettuce while the turkey cooks.
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5. Add the turkey mix in-between the lettuce leaf and garnish with sour cream and shredded cheese. Serve warm.

There are many different versions of the turkey taco lettuce wraps; however, this one seemed healthy and easy to make. Eating this turkey taco never made me feel guilty of consuming the unwanted calories. Hope you try this one out for health sake.

Recipe by hotbeautyhealth

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