Cashew Chicken Lettuce wraps are here in full flavor, baby!
Hello Friends! I am officially on day 14 of my 2019 Whole30 challenge. I am thrilled to say…. that I haven’t cheated once! I’ve thought about it, don’t get me wrong. But I am cruising along quite nicely, to the half-way mark. Which is where these cashew chicken lettuce wraps come into play…. But we’ll get to that in a bit. I want to talk about what I’ve noticed so far on Whole30. For starters, I’m sleeping like a baby. Which I wouldn’t say I’m someone who struggles to sleep normally, but I am waking up feeling like a million dollars. I’m energized throughout the day, without crashes (which I’m assuming are from sugar), and overall I’ve been in a better mood, so that’s great!
And what about dropping pounds, because why else would you subject yourself to whole30?!
Honestly, I haven’t noticed any real difference in weight, however I’m not weighing myself during the 30 days. But let’s be real, I’m about to be 29. So I’m pretty positive I can kiss goodbye the days overnight weight-loss of 5 pounds. But, that’s okay for me, the whole30 is about feeling your very best. Not necessarily losing weight. And honestly, now that the cravings have subsided I have been feeling what I think is my very best. 16 more days, I’ll keep you in the loop!
Now About These Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps….
For starters, they can be in your mouth in 30 minutes or less. Hello weeknight bliss. And, they are seriously so packed with flavor. Even if you aren’t about the whole30 life, one bite from these cashew chicken lettuce wraps and you are going to be hooked. For starters, the texture that the cashews give, make things interesting. And then, the coconut aminos add the salty/sweet factor. Who knows though, maybe all this whole30 nonsense is making me loopy with flavors. But all I’m saying is I’m feeling amazing and these cashew chicken lettuce wraps are making this meal plan a walk in the park.
Alright, Alright off you go. Makes these cashew chicken lettuce wraps for yourself and be sure to tell me all about how they turned out! And also, anyone else doing whole30 hit me up with any recipes you got.
Variety is key!
Whole30 Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- 1 Boston Lettuce Head, leaves removed and cleaned
- 1 lb Skinless Chicken Breast, cut into 1 in cubes
- 2 Red Bell Peppers, medium diced
- 1 tbsp Garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp Ginger, minced
- 1 Stalk of Celery, small diced
- 1/4 cup Raw Cashews
- 1 Carrot, peeled and cut into match sticks
- Optional: Chili Paste for topping
- 1/2 cup Green Onion, sliced
- 1/4 cup Coconut Aminos
- 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Olive Oil
In pan heat 1 tbsp of olive oil on medium heat
Once hot, add cubed chicken, season with salt and pepper
Once chicken is cooked remove from heat in bowl and set aside
In same pan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil, minced garlic, ginger, carrots, celery, and red bell pepper
Once fragrant, add coconut aminos and rice vinegar
Add cooked chicken and cashews to pan and allow sauce to cook down
Stir to thoroughly mix veggies chicken
Once sauce is cooked down, turn off heat and allow to cool for about 5 minutes
Sauce will thicken
Spoon chicken mixture into lettuce leaves
Top with sliced green onion
Optional: Add chili paste on top