Clean Eating Recipe: Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps

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When January rolls around, many people find that their waistline has expanded and their wallet has shrunk. With eMeals, you can cook light and delicious meals, all under 400 calories and $3.25 per serving. We have four more recipes like this coming, so get ready to start making some scrumptious, healthy dinners!

*Note: Prices are from a midsized-city grocery store chain. Side dish ingredient cost is included in the price of the meal. Staples are includes, except cooking spray, salt, pepper, and dry spices.

Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps with Chili-Lime Grilled Corn
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Ingredients
  • Lettuce Wraps:
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • ⅓ cup lime juice
  • ⅓ cup chopped lightly roasted peanuts
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 hot red chili, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Corn:
  • 6 ears corn
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Separate lettuce leaves; rinse lightly and dry. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and sauté onion, ginger, and garlic 3 – 5 minutes. Add pork and cook until done, about 5 – 7 minutes. Drain excess fat from pan. Add lime juice, peanuts, cilantro, chili, and ¼ teaspoon salt, and cook an additional 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, and serve filling on top of lettuce leaves.
  2. Clean silks from corn, leaving husks intact. Replace husks, and grill corn over medium heat 5 – 7 minutes. Rub warm corn with butter; sprinkle with chili powder, lime juice, and ⅛ teaspoon salt.

Total Cost: $12.13, Cost per Serving: $2.02

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 388, Total Fat: 23.7 g, Saturated Fat: 7.7 g, Cholesterol: 62 mg, Sodium: 278 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 26 g, Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g, Sugars: 8 g, Protein: 20 g

4 thoughts on “Clean Eating Recipe: Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps

  1. Vicki

    I have been diagnosed with diverticulitis………advised not to eat raw fruits or veggies, corn, whole grains. It is very hard to eat healthy this way. Do you have a program that can be adapted for my needs?

    1. Heather BrownHeather Brown

      Hi Vicki,
      I would say paleo because most of the time the veggies will be cooked and there is no corn or whole grain. If there is any raw fruit, you could substitute with natural apple sauce or baked apples, pears, etc. You may need to make a few substitutions or adjustments, but I think this would be the plan with the adaptations.

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