Taco Lettuce Wraps

IMG_0113 Have you guys seen this been done before? Lettuce Tacos?

I was deciding whether to post this {stupid simple} recipe or another tasty {but very ugly} Mexican casserole. I initially started working away on the other post when my husband came along and tried to figure out what food was in my pictures. That in itself sealed my casseroles’ ¬†fate, the poor thing. That cheesy concoction will never see the light of day. So I’m staying up later than normal to write this post for you all.

The things I do for you people! Lol!

IMG_0121 Being on somewhat of a healthy/low carb kick has had me thinking outside the box. Lettuce holding taco fixings isn’t exactly a ground breaking discovery, but it’s a lot healthier and figure friendly to use lettuce in place of tortillas or taco shells. Plus the green color makes them look extra pretty! And I’m pretty sure it’s a scientific fact that pretty food tastes better than ugly food….however this recipe and this recipe are exceptions to that rule.

These Taco Lettuce Wraps can be made for a quick dinner or laid out for the SuperBowl so everyone can build their own. I figure everyone loves tacos, so these would go over swimmingly at your house just like they did at mine. My daughter in particular LOVES shoving all sorts of things into lettuce cups now. It’s awesome :)

IMG_0127 And incase you’re not into the health food kick, I’ve got a tasty treat coming your way on Friday. Stay tuned :)

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Bibb Lettuce Leaves
Any taco fixings you'd like
Taco Meat
Grated Cheese
Diced Tomatoes
Onion
Salsa
Avocado
Cilantro
Sour Cream

Directions:

Wash lettuce leaves well and dry using a salad spinner. Fill each lettuce leaf with desired toppings, fold into a taco and serve.

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    Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness — January 22, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Lettuce wraps are my favorite and I love how creative this is! I try to do a little low-carbing myself so I am super pumped that I can still enjoy my tacos!

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    Eleni — January 22, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Dear Lauren,
    Thanks for your wonderful recipes! Would it be possible for you to attach the “finished” product photo of each recipe to the “print” version? Your photos are what first gets my attention. I being reminded of what the finished product should look like, when I get around to trying it out for myself.
    Thank you!

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    traci — January 22, 2014 at 6:13 am

    I’ve had these before and will agree that they are absolutely delicious!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — January 22, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Love lettuce wraps! Great way to make tacos a bit healthier!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — January 22, 2014 at 8:20 am

    I’m all for stupid simple, and healthy!! These are making a game day appearance. For sure!

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    Casey — January 22, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Yum! These look gorgeous! Definitely going on the list of recipes to try!

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    Amanda — January 22, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Whoa, gorgeous girl!! Love your photos!! :) Seriously want these wraps for lunch right now!! :)

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — January 22, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Love lettuce wraps! Such a nice change from ordinary tacos!

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    Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction — January 22, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Lauren,
    Does this mean you could eat as much as you want because there’s no carbs? Like maybe 10.
    Annamaria

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — January 22, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I love simple, and I love that fresh bright green. I might add some crunchy chips on top anyway, but I definitely want to make these :)

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — January 22, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Gorgeous photos, and mouth-watering recipe! I love any twist on a taco!!

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    Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon — January 23, 2014 at 6:19 am

    I love lettuce wraps and these are gorgeous! Pinned!

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    Karen — January 24, 2014 at 5:21 am

    Great idea and yummy!!!! I usually end up eating one taco in the shell and the rest on salad anyway.

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