Thursday Taste: Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Have you ever tried the lettuce wraps at PF Changs??  If so, then you know that are delish but not so summer body friendly.  So, while I am always on the lookout for new recipes that allow you to feel full without going crazy, I also like to attempt to recreate some of my favorites just in a more healthy, easy to cook way.  That is where these Turkey Lettuce Wraps come in to play.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5lbs Ground Turkey
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Medium Onion – diced
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 3/4 Cup Tomato Sauce

 

Instructions:

  • Put the Ground Turkey in a large skillet on medium heat, stirring frequently until all the pink is gone
  • Add in all the spices including the minced Garlic – stirring frequently for about 5 min
  • Add in the diced onion – let cook for about 5 min
  • Add in the water and tomato sauce – mix throuoghly – let cook for about 15 minutes
  • Give it a little taste test . . mmmmm
  • Add the turkey mixture to your lettuce leaves
  • Serve and ENJOY!

 

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Makes about 6 servings – each servings is 1 Green, 1 Red.

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Picasso, Rembrandt, Degas, Brodeman . . .He’s a Messy Munchkin at LLC

Those first few weeks of motherhood can be stressful, nervous times, especially if you’re a first time mom.  You question everything you’re doing, your emotions are a steady rollercoaster and you probably haven’t showered in who knows how long or if you were like me, slept for periods longer than 1 hour at any point during the day.  So, having a place to go with other mom’s who are going through the same things is key.  This is how I initially found The Little Lovage Club.  My only regret is not signing up and getting my tush out of the house sooner.

Now as you may be aware if you follow me, my tiny human is now a rambunctious, always on the go, toddler.  So, I won’t go into the Mommy Group details but just say this – they are a godsend!  So if you have any inkling to try a class out, GO.

Since starting out in their mommy and me classes, I have taken Brodie to virtually every class they have for his age group.  When he hit 1 year, we started him in “art class” or Messy Munchkin as they call it.

They keep the class sizes on the smaller side which allows the toddlers to move around freely and get the most out of the class.  There are always class themes, like the zoo or holidays and roughly 5/6 bins / tables set at the perfect height for the little ones to be able to stand and dig around.  There’s usually one with water, sand, colored rice, play dough and paints.  I like to simply throw a smock on my tiny human and let him have at it.  It’s fun to see what they venture towards and how they explore.   I’m not going to lie, it’s also cute to see how they interact with each other.

Ashley is the teacher for Messy Munchkins and she is a wealth of knowledge and Brodie loves her to say the least.  She’s been amazing with my random array of questions on allergies and play and virtually anything to do with tiny human growth.  You can tell how much she loves the kids and they love her right back!

The Little Lovage Club is a lovely little spot in the South End with a small reception area, bathroom and classroom.  You will need to bring a lock to secure your stroller outside the building as there isn’t much space inside for the strollers to go.  They do sell them there but you can also pick them up at almost any kids store or online.

They also have fun, themed, open playgroups during the month as well as hosting other activities like clay hand / footprints, Mommy and me photoshoots and more.  I do believe they had farm animals one time, which we sadly missed.  If you’re a Boston city mom, definitely check them out!

The Little Lovage Club

778 Tremont Street, Boston, MA