To Eat with Love: Healthy Lamb Lettuce Wraps
Want a protein-packed Greek-style wrap with a flavor punch that is also heart-healthy and diabetic friendly? Using lean protein, fresh vegetables, and low-fat, fiber-filled & plant-based protein condiments, this Mediterranean, low-carb wrap is perfect for any meal and to impress any guests!
Fiorella uses popular Mediterranean ingredients like lamb, a touch of cinnamon (Yep, you read that right: Cinnamon is a popular spice in savory Mediterranean recipes) , and a traditional Greek "pico de gallo" of diced tomato, cubed cucumber, and fresh chopped parsley.
Paired with a simple healthy dressing of hummus and plain Greek yogurt together, you've already got a fiber filled meal already from the chickpeas in the hummus and vegetables, perfect for managing blood sugar levels,heart health by getting rid of that excess fat & managing your hunger and promoting a healthy weight! The hummus also delivers classic Mediterranean flavors with a garlic and lemony punch, but you're more than welcome to use other varieties like roasted red pepper or pesto hummus.
Swapping out the tortilla for a lettuce wrap is a way to spice up a boring wrap. Using lettuce, or really any leafy green, will squeeze in another vegetable & more fiber (as if we didn't have enough already), and also help manage blood sugar for people diabetes to have a low carb option! To assemble you simply add a scoop of the lamb, top with veggies, add a dollop of the hummus-yogurt sauce and other accoutrements like pine nuts or bright, fresh mint leaves.
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In HealthiNation's To Eat with Love: Mediterranean series, Registered Dietitian Fiorella DiCarlo travels the Mediterranean through your kitchen with delicious recipes packed with lean protein, vegetables, fiber, antioxidants, healthy omega-3 fats, vitamins and minerals in the Mediterranean Diet! More on the series here!