Family Style, Clean Eating Asian Lettuce Wraps

This recipe came about after searching on Pinterest for:

Dinners that don’t suck that are low carb

How to eat the same dinner as your family when you’re on a diet

And voila, this recipe for Healthy Asian Lettuce Wraps from Apple of my Eye popped up. OK, it didn’t really happen quite like that, but I’m feeling the characteristic fluff of a long winter season, and I’d like to eat a little better in general. I read through the recipe and thought it looked amazing, but I didn’t have a bunch of the ingredients on hand. I piddled around with what I did have though, and this recipe is the pretty outstanding result! I can say that with complete confidence, too, because my two big boys do not mince words if they are less than thrilled. Hmm, wonder where they get that from? (The answer is: TOM)

Family style, clean eating Asian lettuce wraps

These are the pretty before pictures. No one wants to see the mess after.
These are the pretty before pictures. No one wants to see the mess after.

Notes: I serve this recipe with brown rice as a side or right on the lettuce wrap to make it more filling for my family, but it’s just as good without.

Also, another note, I never have fresh ginger on hand, so I just buy it once every few months and store it in the freezer. Just peel off the skin and then put it in a freezer bag. When you’re ready to use it, grate it frozen into a stir-fry, ginger tea, and now these Asian lettuce wraps.

One pan and 25 minutes and it’s done: a perfect weeknight meal!

The sound of a good dinner: silence.
The sound of a good dinner: silence.
  • Ingredients:
    • 1lb organic ground beef (or any ground meat you prefer)
    • 1 tbsp sesame oil
    • 1 cup onion, roughly chopped (I forgot this. Oops. Still good though)
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
    • Bibb or romaine lettuce – I used romaine
    • 2 cups of sliced mushrooms
    • 2 bell peppers, diced
    • 1 cup shredded carrots
    • Roughly chopped cashews for topping


  1. Heat 1 tbsp sesame oil in a large pan. Add in the ground beef and break it into smaller pieces until it’s cooked through. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside on a separate plate.
  2. In the same pan, cook the onion, garlic, and ginger for 3-4 minutes. Add the vegetables and cook until tender crisp. Add the meat back into the pan.
  3. Stir in the soy sauce and cook everything together for a few minutes.
  4. Serve mixture on whole romaine leaves with or without rice. Top with raw shredded carrots, chopped cashews and serve with Sriracha, soy sauce, and Hoisin sauce.  Makes around 10 wraps.
  5. Hope you love them like we do!



Clean eating, family style Asian Lettuce Wraps

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3 thoughts on “Family Style, Clean Eating Asian Lettuce Wraps

  1. Christine@ Apple of My Eye

    I LOVED seeing photos of your sweet family enjoying my recipe! This post totally brought a smile to my face :). Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Friday Favorites #4 - Apple of My Eye

    […] about a link back to my recipe for Healthy Asian Lettuce Wraps and, after clicking over Norah’s blog, I couldn’t help but put on a cheesy smile. Norah blogged about the recipe and shared some […]


      That is so sweet of you! We LOVED using your recipe. I’ve never seen the kids eat so fast! Thanks so much for the inspiration.


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