a few of my friends and i are concentrating on getting healthy this summer, not just healthy bodies but healthy minds too. we’ve dubbed it our summer of wellness. my goals for this summer are to work out regularly, make healthier food choices, and do some summer reading on positive thinking. i’m hoping all of these things will help me be a healthier and happier me.
one of the dishes my friend makes often is lettuce wraps and last week she was telling me about them and it reminded me of the chicken lettuce wraps i made a while ago. well i wanted to try a version that is close to the lettuce wraps i ate while i was going up. we got them from a local vietnamese restaurant and they were just amazing. super flavorful and i loved the freshness the lettuce added. i am happy to report that these chicken lettuce wraps are incredibly close the ones i enjoyed at home. yippee!
these lettuce wraps are filled with ground chicken, shiitake mushrooms, and water chestnuts coated in a soy/hoisin sauce that is just divine. i love that even though they are low carb, they do not lack in flavor. plus they keep me full – i have 3-4 for dinner and i’m good to go! but you could also serve this as a healthy appetizer option too (1-2 would be a perfect serving).