I was doing lettuce wraps way before they became a “thing.” I’m talking even back when I still lived with my parents. This was mostly because my mother didn’t buy bread. Yes, she was afraid of carbs even back in the 80’s. We rarely had bread in the house and if we did it was Pepperidge Farm “Diet” Bread (today they call it Light Style), which essentially meant is was sliced so thin, you couldn’t make a sandwich with it. If you tried it would fall apart in one bite. Therefore, I learned to get crafty with lettuce.
AIP Turkey Club Lettuce Wrap
So, if you’re in need of quick and tasty lunch options, this turkey club lettuce wrap is the ideal choice. It’s packed with protein and healthy fats plus it’s a low-carb, gluten-free, and grain-free take on the classic club sandwich.
Be sure to use nitrate-free deli turkey, sugar-free bacon, organic sliced avocado, and organic crisp romaine lettuce so it’s nutritious and healthy as well as delicious. If you’re following the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet, this recipe checks all the boxes.
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What is the AIP Diet?
According to Web MD, the AIP diet is an autoimmune protocol diet. It’s based on the idea that certain foods inflame your gut, and that eliminating them may ease autoimmune symptoms. Essentially it’s very restrictive and you focus on eating nutritious whole foods. It asks you to gradually cut out:
- Nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, spices made from peppers)
- Nuts and seeds
- Refined or processed sugars and oils
- Food additives
Because the AIP diet plan is so restrictive, it can possibly result in nutrient deficiencies that can lead to other complications. However if you stick with this elimination diet for 4-8 weeks you can figure out what exactly is causing your inflammation. Then you can slowly start to eat the eliminated foods again, one at a time, to find out if any of them trigger your symptoms. The idea is that you’ll learn which foods to stay away from.
How to Make Lettuce Wraps
Tips & Tricks:
- This recipe is best if eaten immediately because the avocado will turn brown.
- AIP compliant mayo (egg free) may be used if desired. Simply spread a couple of teaspoons on the lettuce before adding the meat and avocado.
AIP Turkey Club Wrap (Low Carb, Gluten Free, Grain-Free)
Prep: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes
- 4 romaine lettuce leaves
- 4 slices of nitrate-free deli turkey meat
- 3 strips of sugar-free cooked bacon
- ½ of an avocado, sliced
- Rinse romaine lettuce leaves and blot dry with paper towels.
- Place leaves on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to cut out the stems and slice in half lengthwise.
- Lay the lettuce pieces on a rectangular piece of parchment paper. Overlap in a rectangular arrangement, alternating the top and the bottom pieces to keep the wrap balanced.
- Place 4 slices of turkey meat layered lengthwise down the center of the wrap.
- Add the sliced bacon, followed by the sliced avocado.
- Tightly fold the parchment paper around the wrap, and continue to roll until all parchment paper is used.
- Use a sharp knife to slice the wrap in half and serve. Leave the parchment paper on while enjoying to keep the wrap contained. Simply fold down as you’re eating.
- This recipe is best if eaten immediately.
- AIP compliant mayo may be used if desired. Simply spread a couple of teaspoons on the lettuce before adding the meat and avocado.
You may also like to try more of my easy and healthy recipes like This Delicious Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole is Packed with Protein and Easy and Flavorful Paleo Creamy Chicken Casserole with Bacon (GF and Whole 30).
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