Lettuce wraps make an easy summer meal.
We prepared 1 cup of green lentils the day before. They can also be purchased prepared & frozen or canned (rinse well before use).
Sauté an onion in coconut oil. Add 1 pound of organic ground Turkey and stir until browned. Season well with salt, pepper, hoisin sauce, coconut aminos, ginger, garlic, whatever you like to give it flavor. Chopped Kimchi would be great. Add chopped water chestnuts and finally the cooked lentils and some sunflower seeds.
When it’s hot, spoon into lettuce and serve! Perilla (shiso) leaves work well too.
What is gut friendly about this recipe? The lentils provide iron, potassium, magnesium, both soluble and insoluble fiber which helps the friendly microbes grow. The garlic and ginger are anti- pathogenic. Kimchi provides probiotics to clean and detoxify the gut. I hope this inspires you to create your own lettuce wraps one of these hot summer nights!