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Fiesta Little Lettuce Wraps Recipe
January 3, 2013 | Home >Back to School > Healthy Kids >Fiesta Little Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Fiesta Little Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Sometimes, we eat these lettuce wraps with no lettuce at all! They are great as a chip dip, with a spoon, or bundled up in lettuce!

If you are looking for a healthy lunch idea, that is filled with veggies, gluten free, and seriously delicious- look no further than these Fiesta Lettuce Wraps!  The filling for these wraps is delicious enough to eat with or without the wrap- In fact, we scooped one for our wrap, and one for our mouth until the bowl was gone!   This lunch is great for weekends, but may you could also send it to school, un-assembled, and then let your kids put it together.

Fiesta Little Lettuce Wraps Recipe. Lettuce wraps- Fiesta Style. This filling is so good, I'll catch my kids eating it with a spoon!

Any way you serve it, we love it because it has:

  • Protein and fiber rich beans!
  • Brain boosting Avocado
  • Heart healthy bell peppers
  • Fiber filled corn
  • and tomatoes full of lycopene!

So we mixed up our filling (recipe below)

Fiesta Little Lettuce Wraps Recipe. Lettuce wraps- Fiesta Style. This filling is so good, I'll catch my kids eating it with a spoon!

Then, we got a big leaf of Romaine Lettuce, and scooped about 1/3 of a cup of the mix onto the lettuce.

Fiesta Little Lettuce Wraps Recipe. Lettuce wraps- Fiesta Style. This filling is so good, I'll catch my kids eating it with a spoon!

Then, we rolled it up like a burrito:

Fiesta Little Lettuce Wraps Recipe. Lettuce wraps- Fiesta Style. This filling is so good, I'll catch my kids eating it with a spoon!

This wrap is difficult to keep together, so we wrap a paper towel or napkin around the bottom to minimize bottom fall out.

Fiesta Little Lettuce Wraps Recipe. Lettuce wraps- Fiesta Style. This filling is so good, I'll catch my kids eating it with a spoon!

And that’s it! This is a recipe that we always have ingredients on hand for and is always a favorite.

While we aren’t opposed at all to tortilla wraps, sometimes we do just like to wrap our filling in lettuce. Contrary to popular belief lettuce isn’t a food void of nutrients.  Romaine lettuce has:

  • Fiber
  • potassium
  • vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B 6
  • Chromium
  • Vitamin C
  • Folate
  • Magnesium
  • and even omega 3 fats!

We like to eat romaine lettuce in salads, on sandwiches, or as a wrap like we did in this Lettuce Wraps Recipe.

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Fiesta Little Lettuce Wraps Recipe

  • Nutrition per serving   % daily value
  • Calories: 338 17%
  • Fat: 9 g 14%
  • Carb: 52 g 17%
  • Fiber: 19 g 76%
  • Protein: 14 g 28%
  • Sugar: 2 g

Ingredients

  • 15 ounce – black beans, canned
  • 15 ounce – black eyed peas, canned
  • 1 medium – tomato, red
  • 1 medium – avocado
  • 1 cup – corn, frozen
  • 1 medium – bell pepper, green
  • 2 tablespoon – ranch dressing, low fat
  • 1/4 teaspoon – cumin, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon – garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon – salt
  • 12 leaf – lettuce, romaine

Directions

  1. Drain and rinse beans and peas. Combine beans and veggies.
  2. Dice tomato, avocado and pepper. Add to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Mix ranch dressing, cumin, garlic powder and salt together, in a small bowl.
  4. Pour over beans and veggies.
  5. Scoop 1/3 cup of mixture into the center of a large lettuce leaf and roll up to eat.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 338 17%
  • Fat: 9 g 14%
  • Carb: 52 g 17%
  • Fiber: 19 g 76%
  • Protein: 14 g 28%
  • Sugar: 2 g
written by
Amy Roskelley

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Comments(4)
arwell64232 says:

I can’t wait to get home and try these!

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Amey says:

Do you drain the beans, peas & corn?

Amy says:

Yes Amey, they are drained.

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