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Fiesta Little Lettuce Wraps

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 Kids Fiesta Lettuce Wrap

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)

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

Then, we rolled it up like a burrito:

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

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

Fiesta Little Lettuce Wraps


Instructions

  • 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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