Keto Zone Asian Lettuce Wraps & Steps for Keto Zone Dinners

These wraps are amazing. They are company-worthy. You may have even tasted similar at your favorite Asian chain.

And now, they are perfect for Keto Zone eating.

They are not the type of “lettuce wrap” in which you miss the food the wrap is replacing. Instead, the lettuce adds to it. It adds a fresh crunch while the meat is packed with an amazing flavor.

Here is our Keto Zone Asian Lettuce Wraps and more tips on turning any dinner into a Keto Zone Dinner.

Keto Zone Asian Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients:

  • 16 large lettuce leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. organic coconut oil
  • 1 lb. ground chicken breast
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Keto Zone Hoisin Sauce (recipe below)
  • 2 tsp minced fresh ginger (the skin comes off easily by scraping with a spoon
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine or red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Asian chili sauce
  • 8 oz. can sliced water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Keto Zone Hoisin Sauce:

  • 4 Tbsp. of Tamari
  • 2 Tbsp. of Natural Peanut Butter
  • 2 tsp. of Rice Wine Vinegar, unseasoned
  • 1 clove of Garlic
  • 3 tsp. of sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. of hot sauce
  • Pinch of Pepper
  • ¼ tsp. of Chinese five spice
  • 4 tsp. erythritol

Instructions:

  1. First, make Hoisin Sauce: Place all hoisin sauce ingredients in a blender. Blend for 3 minutes until well-combined.  Store in an air-tight jar in refrigerator up to 3 weeks. Set aside.
  2. Rinse lettuce leaves, keeping them whole, and set aside to drain.
  3. Heat coconut oil in large skillet on medium heat and stir-fry chicken for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add onion, garlic, liquid aminos (or soy sauce), hoisin sauce, ginger, vinegar, and chili sauce. Cook until the meat is crumbled and brown.
  5. Add water chestnuts and green onions. Cook until onions begin to wilt, about 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in sesame oil.
  7. Spoon meat into lettuce leaves and top with avocado slices (or leave avocado on side). Serves 4. Enjoy!

Nutrition info per serving: 343 calories, 12 gm fat, 6 gm net carbs (11 gm carbs, 5 gm fiber), 29 gm protein

How-To Transform Any Dinner to a Keto Zone Dinner

This wonderful Asian dinner dish is ready to be served on any ordinary day, or when you want something delicious for guests.

Unfortunately, Asian dishes are often carbohydrate-bombs because they typically include rice.

Believe it or not, rice has over 20 grams of carbs in just ½ cup cooked. Most dishes easily have 2-3x this amount or rice!

As with all dinners we want to convert to Keto Zone, we go through these 5 Steps for a Keto Zone Dinner transformation:

5 Steps for a Keto Zone Dinner

Step 1: Identify any grains in the dish. Typically, this includes bread, noodles, rice, breadcrumbs, and more.

In our case, this was the rice.

Step 2: Replace the grains. Or, if it works in the meal, simply omit them and add more healthy fats or vegetables.

Of course, you could just have the meat over vegetable. But, these are much more delicious and fun as lettuce wraps.

Step 3: Identify any sugars or sweeteners. These are often found in sauces or condiments used.

MOST Asian sauces have a lot of sugar in them. In this case, regular Hoisin sauce has 7 grams of carbs per Tablespoon. We fixed that with our Keto Zone Hoisin Sauce recipe.

Step 4: Replace sweeteners with a Keto-friendly option.

In our Keto Zone Hoisin Sauce recipe, we use erythritol in place of sugar.

Step 5: If the meal is low in fat, add a healthy fat such as coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, avocados or others. This typically rounds out an otherwise lean meal and will keep you in the Keto Zone.

This meal is slightly low in fat because we use lean meat and just a bit of coconut oil initial. Topping with fresh avocado gives it a delicious flavor and more fat.

What else can lettuce do? Try using it to wrap tacos in Keto Zone Avocado Tacos, wrap deli or egg salad sandwiches, and wrap a burger.

Bottom Line

Some recipes are made to be wrapped in lettuce. Keto Zone Asian Lettuce Wraps are one of these recipes. Delicious, fun, and company-worthy!

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