Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps

Today is our last day of family vacation, and we’ve been having a blast: theme parks, water parks, shopping, mini golf, nighttime shows, and…lots of eating.

Honestly?  Vacation to me means license to eat whatever I want and as much as I want.  And that means that by the time we get back home, I need to take serious action in order to fit back into my jeans.

Plus, by the time vacation time comes to an end, I’m always ready to get back into the kitchen and make homemade food – after a week, even the best restaurant foods lose their luster.

That’s why these Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps from eMeals.com are first up on my menu plan when we get back home.

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photo courtesy eMeals

You see that hashtag there? The one that says #gethealthy? Yeah, it’s speaking to me.

Football season is right around the corner…and that means I’ll be seeing friends I haven’t seen since last fall.  And I really don’t want to be in a bigger sized jean than I was this same time last year.  It’s time to take action. 😉

The Tall Boy loves lettuce wraps, and we often enjoy making our own at home – and this Thai version sounds right up our alley.  Plus, I love the fact that it’s under 400 calories per serving!  Yep, I’m getting healthy all up in here.  Are you with me?

What are your favorite healthy/clean eating recipes?  I’m new to clean eating, so feel free to link up your favorites below!

Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps
 
serves 6
Ingredients
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • ⅓ cup lime juice
  • ⅓ cup chopped lightly roasted peanuts
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 hot red chili, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
For the Corn (easy side dish):
  • 6 ears corn
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
Method
  1. Separate lettuce leaves; rinse lightly and dry. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and sauté onion, ginger, and garlic 3 – 5 minutes. Add pork and cook until done, about 5 – 7 minutes. Drain excess fat from pan. Add lime juice, peanuts, cilantro, chili, and ¼ teaspoon salt, and cook an additional 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, and serve filling on top of lettuce leaves.
  2. Clean silks from corn, leaving husks intact. Replace husks, and grill corn over medium heat 5 – 7 minutes. Rub warm corn with butter; sprinkle with chili powder, lime juice, and ? teaspoon salt.
Notes
recipe from eMeals

Total Cost: $12.13, Cost per Serving: $2.02

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 388, Total Fat: 23.7 g, Saturated Fat: 7.7 g, Cholesterol: 62 mg, Sodium: 278 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 26 g, Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g, Sugars: 8 g, Protein: 20 g

*Note: Prices are from a midsized-city grocery store chain. Side dish ingredient cost is included in the price of the meal. Staples are included, except cooking spray, salt, pepper, and dry spices.


XO, Ashley


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*I was not compensated for this post. I am an eMeals affiliate and this post does contain my affiliate link. However, all opinions are straight-up my own, and I used eMeals even prior to my affiliate relationship. I really do love it! You can read my disclosure policy here.

 

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