So, it’s been a little over three months since we raised our champagne flutes, said hello to 2015, and vowed to eat healthier in the new year… which can mean only one thing — the dreaded three-month slump.
January and February were pretty easy. You munched on kale salads, fell in love with green smoothies, and made peace with quinoa. But after a couple months, it gets harder to come up with healthy meals that keep you full and prevent you from reaching for the chips during your marathon study sessions (unless they’re these healthy chips, of course).
That’s about to change with these Thai-inspired lettuce wraps with peanut sauce. They’re low-carb and can be kept all-veggie, or you can add chicken or tofu for added protein. It’s your call, but whatever you do, don’t skimp on the peanut sauce, it really sends these wraps over the top.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
For the Peanut Sauce:
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar, tightly packed
¼ cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
For the Wraps:
1 bag broccoli slaw or coleslaw
1 head lettuce
Choice of protein (chicken, shrimp, tofu, etc.)
1. Start by whisking all of your sauce ingredients together in small bowl. It’ll look a bit clumpy at first, but keep whisking and it’ll smooth out. Set aside.
2. Prep your cucumber by slicing lengthwise into strips.
3. If you plan on adding some type of protein, now would be the time to cook it. Usually, I’ll just sauté a few chicken breast strips in olive oil, but shrimp or tofu works great, too.
4. To assemble the wraps, place a lettuce leaf on a plate and add the protein (if using), cucumber, and slaw, then drizzle with peanut sauce.
5. Fold like a taco and hold it in one hand while you give yourself a pat on the back with the other for sticking to your resolution.
Three-month slump still got ya down? Check out these deliciously healthy versions of your favorite foods: