{curry lettuce wraps}

{curry lettuce wraps}

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One of the fastest ways to start losing weight or fine tune your diet is to limit  your grains. I don’t preach “low Carb” because people tend to cut fresh produce and can fall susceptible to marketing gimmicks that advertise unhealthy processed junk as “low carb”.

In fact, my eating philosophy is quite simple:

  • Drink tons of water (I get 2-3 gallons a day, but I’m kind of a freak about water…aim for half your body weight in ounces and work up to 1 gallon)
  • Eat tons of fresh produce (especially greens and veggies)
  • Eat all natural food
  • Limit your sugar
  • Limit your grains

Now don’t get me wrong, unprocessed, natural whole grains can be a fantastic addition to a healthy lifestyle but the grains most of us eat are not exactly pure. Just because a box of Wheat Thins claims to have whole grains, it is not considered a whole food. Slowly replacing processed grains with greens will give you better results than any boot camp alone ever can!

To keep the weight off my own tush I’m always trying to come up with ways to incorporate more greens into my life. his recipe was a total winner in my book! No grains, tons of protein and veggies, and super fast and easy to make….SCORE!

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[headline_georgia_small_left color="#FF6600"] For this recipe, you will need:[/headline_georgia_small_left]
  • 1 jar Trader Joe’s Curry Simmer Sauce
  • 1 large yellow onion (diced)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb crimini mushrooms (sliced)
  • 2 C fresh spinach
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce

1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add the diced onions and cook for about 6-8min until the onions are lightly browned. Add the ground beef (you can also use ground chicken or turkey) and sautee until the meat is brown, about 8-10minutes.

2. Add the sliced mushrooms to the meat and cook an additonal 8-10minutes until the mushrooms are soft and have released most of their liquid.

3. Add the jar of Curry simmer sauce and the spinach. Cook until the water evaporates and you have a thick meat sauce. Now is the time to taste the meat and decide if you want to add any salt. Since I used a bottled sauce for this recipe, I add additional seasoning at the end if it needs any.

4. While the meat sauce is cooking you can pull the lettuce leaves apart and wash and dry them.

5. Serve the meat filling in a bowl and place the fresh lettuce around the meat so everyone can make their own wrap.

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