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Sweet and Sour Lettuce Cradles

These sweet and sour lettuce cups are your answer to busy weeknights.

Counts as*

  • Cooked VegetableCounts as a serving of Cooked Vegetable
  • Healthy FatCounts as a serving of Healthy Fat
  • ProteinCounts as a serving of Protein


To complete your meal, add Raw Vegetable and Healthy Carbohydrate in amounts recommended by your meal plan.

Serving Size

Makes 4 servings (400 calorie Meal)
Makes 3 servings (600 calorie Meal)

What you'll need

2 TBSP oyster-flavored sauce
2 TBSP light soy sauce
2 tsp rice wine or dry sherry
1 TBSP brown sugar
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground white pepper
2 tsp. canola oil, divided
1 pound ground chicken breast or turkey breast
1 medium carrot, grated
⅓ cup canned water chestnuts, minced
2 green onions, chopped
12 butter lettuce or iceberg lettuce leaves

What to do

In a small bowl, whisk together oyster sauce, soy sauce, rice wine, sugar, garlic, ginger and pepper. Set aside.

Place skillet over high heat. When pan is hot, add 1 tsp. canola oil. Add ground meat, then stir and cook meat, breaking up into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink. Transfer meat from skillet to a bowl or plate and set aside.

Wipe pan with paper towel. Return skillet to heat and add remaining teaspoon of canola oil. Add carrots, water chestnuts and green onions. Stir a few minutes until vegetables soften. Return cooked meat to skillet. Add sauce mixture and stir until evenly coated. Spoon mixture into lettuce leaves and serve.

Per serving (3 lettuce cups) (400 calorie Meal)

Calories: 235
Protein: 23 g
Carbohydrate: 9 g
Fat: 12 g

Per serving (4 lettuce cups) (600 Calorie Meal)

Calories: 310
Protein: 31 g
Carbohydrate: 11 g
Fat: 16 g

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