I’m in a little bit of a struggle over here, because I don’t want my blog to become all about super healthy meals. There are plenty of websites dedicated to this diet or that fad, and most of them are either not a healthy way of life, or they’re going to fall out when people get tired of counting points and keeping score. I also think it’s dishonest if I put on airs about always eating the way my (vegan) cardiologist would like me to; I don’t. Still, I am not much for eating a ton of processed foods, when I do my body really can tell, but I don’t adhere to strict diets as a rule. I know there will be a day when that’s something I have to do to keep myself alive, so for now I’m going to enjoy myself.
All of that to say, even though these fall in the heart-healthy category, you can’t tell. They are so rich and well-seasoned, you won’t know you’re not eating an appetizer in your favorite Asian restaurant. Just a heads up: I cheat and use a bottled sauce. I know you’ll forgive me for not slaving over the hot stove for hours for a Thai Peanut Sauce, when the bottled one is better than I could have made.
Feel free to sub pork or tofu.
Wouldn’t ya know it? I got pictures of what I used, but not pictures of the wrap and the filling before I ate it all. Go fig.
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- 1.5 lbs. Diced Chicken Breast 680.3 g
- 1 can Bamboo Shoots, julienne
- 1 can Water Chestnuts, diced
- 2/3 Cup Diced Red Onion 151 g
- 2 Cloves Garlic, diced
- 2 tbsp Crushed Pineapple 28 g (optional)
- 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce 60 ml
- 1 Cup Peanut Sauce 237 ml
- 1 Cup Mixed Nuts, chopped 225 g
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Crown Romaine lettuce, cleaned
Dice chicken breast, season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and cook over medium heat until lightly browned.
While chicken is cooking, separate lettuce leaves and rinse. Let dry in a colander or on some paper towels.
Add bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, red onion, garlic, and mixed nuts, and stir.
When onions are translucent, add soy sauce, crushed pineapple, and peanut sauce. Stir until sauce is warm.
Put a scoop of chicken mixture into lettuce leaf, wrap, and eat.