Buffalo Wing Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Let me start off by saying eating healthy is absolutely no fun. Except for the getting skinnier part…that’s fun. Right now everyone is looking for healthy recipes and all I want to do is make the ten Super Bowl recipes I’ve been gawking at. These Buffalo Wing Turkey Lettuce Wraps are my compromise between eating healthy and diving head first into some cheesy gooey dip.

Why does it seem so much easier for guys to lose weight? Last year my husband and I both ate the same healthy food and both were doing P90x every day. He trimmed down and had a six pack and the only six pack I had was the Diet Dr. Pepper in my pantry. I swear he takes some magic pill that melts fat while I’m sleeping. Don’t worry…if I ever find out I will let you know.

And just so you know he does not like to be called skinny. He said that would be the same as him calling me fat.

Trim. Trim is his goal.

My husband and I decided these Buffalo Wing Turkey Wraps are healthy food for people who don’t want to eat healthy. These low carb wraps are packed with protein, veggies, and flavor. As you know my husband is obsessed with anything buffalo flavored. Buffalo Chicken Dip, Buffalo Chicken Nachos, Buffalo Chicken Mac n’ Cheese…all some of our favorites. My sister-in-law Kristy, over at Sweet Treats and More happens to be married to my husband’s brother, Brett, who is also obsessed with all thing buffalo. So when Kristy said Brett loved these, I knew my husband would to.

Buffalo Wing Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced finely
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup carrot shavings (use a vegetable peeler to make shavings)
  • 1 cup celery, sliced thinly
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, leaves removed to form cups
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup Frank's Red Hot Buffalo wing sauce
  • Blue cheese crumbles or blue cheese dressing to drizzle over the top (see Note)

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, saute the onions over medium heat until soft (3-4 minutes). Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add ground turkey, season with a dash of salt and pepper, brown meat and cook until cooked through. Drain any grease if necessary.
  2. Return meat to pan and stir in the wing sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer for a couple of minutes.
  3. Prepare lettuce cups. Place spoonful of meat into lettuce cup, top with a few carrot shavings and chopped celery. Sprinkle with some blue cheese crumbles and/or dressing. Wrap up and start eating!

Notes

Instructions: Note: I used some blue cheese crumbles and a tablespoon of Litehouse Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette just like my SIL, but don't feel like you have to have the dressing to make these...they are good with just the crumbles too.

barely adapted from Sweet Treats and More

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  1. those look absolutely DELICIOUS!! who doesn’t love anything with frank’s hot sauce? oh, and feel free to post non-healthy food :) i’m trying to fatten my husband up!

  2. ooooh, these sound and look amazing! I love lettuce wraps and buffalo anything – yum!

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  3. This is healthy that I can handle ;)

  4. I have never had any type of Buffalo anything before, but I love Lettuce wraps, so maybe when I’m brave enough to face the heat, I will give it a try. Looks delicious!

  5. Calling a guy skinny is like saying he’s scrawny I think. And I want these wraps, great idea!

  6. Sigh…I agree. Eating healthy is no fun at all. But if all health food looks like this, I think I can handle it!!

  7. Buffalo chicken recipes seem to be making the rounds today (Deborah over at Taste and Tell Blog did a roundup of 50 buffalo chicken recipes). I love this healthier version of this classic appetizer. I love it so much that I already added it to my meal plan for next week!

  8. these look delicious!

  9. not a fan of spice, but darn does it look delicious…

  10. I love buffalo everything so much that I just did a round up of 51 buffalo recipes! These sound so amazing – another one I need to add to my list!

  11. Forgot all about these! Brett loves them, I need to make them again!

  12. Uff that delight, I love these foods. Thank you for to teach us. regards

  13. These do sound like a good compromise recipe! I have no problem with non-healthy recipes but I appreciate the healthy ones, too.

  14. So, um…I read your blog…and I have fallen in love with it. You have yummylicious things on here and I hope (and pray) that it was ok to include this dish on my blog (with the link straight to your blog). I realize that I probably should have asked for your permission BEFORE I actually posted it…but I’m not one that realizes stuff until AFTER the fact, cause that’s how I roll (in my own little world) So…is it ok? I mean really? If not, I’ll immediately take it down. But please be ok with it, ’cause this recipe looks AWESOME and I really wanted to share it. xoxo ~Misha from coffeetococktails.blogspot.com

  15. Yum! I saw your link over at Skoots1mom and popped over!

    Love the idea of a buffalo lettuce wrap. Defiantly giving this one a try!

    Blessings
    R

  16. yum..this looks and sounds fabulous!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

  17. @Misha,
    Of course! Share, share, share. That’s what recipes are for!

  18. This looks so good and really healthy! I’m making it tomorrow! Thanks!

  19. Just made these for dinner and my hubby LOVED them! The lettuce leaves were a bit messy but super yum. Thx!

  20. I make these with leftover rotisserie chicken instead of ground turkey. So delicious and easy!

  21. Great way to enjoy some buffalo chicken flavours!

  22. Anyone have the nutritional information for this? I’m trying to figure out the Weight Wather points+ for the serving size! :)

  23. Looks delicious. Well said too — “healthy food for people who don’t want to eat healthy” – haha. These are definitely on my ‘to make’ list!

  24. Found this on Pinterest so I’m a little late to the comment party. These look fantastic. Hubster and I are both buffalo wing fans. But I have to disagree. Eating healthy isn’t ‘no fun’. It’s not a punishment, LOL. I’m such a foodie myself but I’ve found I can eat healthy food that tastes fantastic.

  25. Hello, I am doing an I.T course, I would just like to know, if we can use one of your food images.

    Thank you and have a nice Easter

    Keaton Baker
    Benfield School year 11

  26. Made these tonight. So amazing! No leftovers for lunch tomorrow though.