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Turkey Taco Lettuce Boats


turkey taco lettuce boats

Not only are turkey taco lettuce boats a delicious and satisfying meal option, but they also come with anti-inflammatory properties. Ground turkey is a great source of lean protein and contains nutrients that can help reduce inflammation in the body. Additionally, the fresh ingredients used in this recipe, such as peppers, onions, and tomatoes also provide anti-inflammatory benefits. With a flavorful blend of spices and the crunch of the lettuce leaves, these tacos are a tasty way to incorporate anti-inflammatory foods into your diet.

ground turkey and veggies

Potential benefits of turkey taco lettuce boats

  1. Low-carb option: Turkey taco lettuce boats are a great low-carb alternative to traditional tacos, as the lettuce leaves serve as a nutritious and low-calorie alternative to taco shells or tortillas.
  2. Rich in nutrients: The ground turkey used in this recipe is a great source of lean protein and contains important nutrients such as vitamin B6 and niacin. Fresh toppings, such as tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro, also provide a range of vitamins and minerals that are essential for overall health.
  3. Anti-inflammatory properties: As mentioned earlier, turkey taco lettuce boats also come with anti-inflammatory properties, thanks to the nutrients found in the turkey and fresh toppings. Incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into your diet can help reduce inflammation in the body, which has been linked to a range of chronic diseases.
turkey taco lettuce boats

Let’s talk seasoning

My goal for this recipe was to make it extremely easy and quick so I want to share my go-to taco seasoning. Siete is an excellent brand that carries paleo products made with only whole ingredients. As you can see below the ingredients are anti-inflammatory and clear, & there is nothing hidden in there. The flavor is also incredible. I buy the mild option for a subtle kick, but they carry a hotter version if desired!

Alternatively, you can always make your own taco seasoning with spices in your cabinet as well! But to make this meal extra easy grab a pack of this amazing seasoning next time you are at the grocery store!

How to make turkey taco lettuce boats

Ingredients & Equipment

  1. 2 tablespoons of olive or avocado oil
  2. 1 lb of ground turkey (preferably pasture-raised)
  3. 1 pack of desired taco seasoning
  4. 2 diced bell peppers
  5. 1 diced yellow onion
  6. 3 minced garlic cloves
  7. 8-10 large butter lettuce leaves
  8. 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  9. 1 cup of cherry tomatoes halved
  10. salsa or guacamole for topping (optional)
  11. large skillet
  12. measuring cups and spoons
turkey taco lettuce boat ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Next, add the garlic and onions and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Then add the bell peppers and saute for another 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add the ground turkey, mash it up, and cook it until browned (10-12 minutes).
  5. Then pour 1/4 cup of water into the pan and add your taco seasoning (start with half the pack) stirring to make sure everything is coated.
  6. Allow the mixture to simmer on low for 8-10 minutes mixing it a few times. Give it a taste test and add the rest of the taco seasoning if desired.
  7. Lastly, spoon the mixture into the lettuce leaves and top with cilantro, tomatoes, and guacamole or salsa (or both!).
  8. Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
turkey taco lettuce boats
turkey taco lettuce boats
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5 from 6 votes

Turkey Taco Lettuce Boats

These turkey taco lettuce boats feature seasoned ground turkey and fresh toppings served inside crisp lettuce leaves, making it a satisfying and nutritious meal option!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6
Calories: 324kcal

Equipment

  • large skillet
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey preferably pasture-raised
  • 1 pack of desired taco seasoning
  • 2 bell peppers diced
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 8-10 large butter lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomaoes halved
  • salsa or guacamole for topping (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Next, add the garlic and onions and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Then add the bell peppers and saute for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the ground turkey, mash it up and cook until browned (10-12 minutes).
  • Then pour 1/4 cup of water into the pan and add your taco seasoning (start with half the pack) stirring to make sure everything is coated.
  • Allow the mixture to simmer on low for 8-10 minutes mixing it a few times. Give it a taste test and add the rest of the taco seasoning if desired.
  • Lastly, spoon the mixture into the lettuce leaves and top with cilantro, tomatoes, and guacamole or salsa (or both!).
  • Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Sodium: 725mg

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  1. Laura Frechette Avatar
    Laura Frechette

    Love these! Such a perfect meal!5 stars

    1. Thank you! I agree!

  2. Laurie Hopkins Avatar
    Laurie Hopkins

    What a light, healthy spin on tacos. Made this recipe and we loved it.5 stars