Lettuce wraps make a good low-carb meal that is fun to eat and easy to make. There are a number of flavorful fillings suitable for this dish that are also low in carbohydrates.
Lettuce wraps have their roots in Asian cuisine, and the simple ingredients make them naturally low in carbohydrates. To build a lettuce wrap, place a small mound of filling in the center of a lettuce leaf, then wrap the leaf around the filing and eat. The traditional filling is made of small pieces of chicken cooked with Asian seasonings, but any type of protein is suitable. Always serve the hot filling separate from the lettuce and let diners assemble their wraps just before eating them to prevent the lettuce from wilting.
CD Kitchen has a copycat recipe for Asian lettuce wraps that tastes similar to those served at the popular P.F. Chang's restaurant chain, while the Martha Stewart website offers a recipe for chicken lettuce wraps with Mediterranean flavors. The Cookin Canuck has a recipe for low-carbohydrate turkey, quinoa and zucchini meatball lettuce wraps, and celebrity chef Sunny Anderson has a recipe for Asian beef lettuce wraps on Food Network's website. Lettuce wraps are also a great way to use leftovers, as any cooked protein makes a suitable filling.