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Fiesta Little Lettuce Wraps

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.

Super healthy fiesta lettuce wrap for kids!

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)

Yummy filling for your lettuce wraps!

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

You would be surprised at how many nutrients lettuce has!  Let your kids have some today by trying our Fiesta Lettuce Wraps!

Then, we rolled it up like a burrito:

You would be surprised at how many nutrients lettuce has!  Let your kids have some today by trying our Fiesta Lettuce Wraps!

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

Kids love this fiesta lettuce wraps!

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 recipe.

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Fiesta Little Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup black eyed peas
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 cup corn kernels (defrosted or fresh)
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 TBL low fat ranch dressing
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 8-12 large Romaine Lettuce Leaves
Combine beans and veggies.  Mix ranch dressing, cumin, garlic powder and salt together.  Pour over beans and veggies.  Scoop 1/3 cup of mixture into the center of a large lettuce leaf and roll up to eat.
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