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Fitness: Meal Prep – Vegan Lettuce Wraps

Despite popular belief and what I show on social media, I don’t eat “fun” stuff all the time! I get questioned about how I eat so much yet am able to stay in decent shape. Well, that’s because I balance how I eat throughout the week.

I typically reserve my “fun” meals for weekends and special occasions, and am more careful about my eating habits on weekdays.

This is what my trip to the grocery store typically looks like:

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Grocery trip!

And as always, my food disclaimer: NO I am not vegan. YES I enjoy vegan foods. I already had chicken in the freezer when I went shopping, but I love incorporating meatless meals into my diet.


Here’s a quick-and-simple, affordable, go-to meal I like to prep when I don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen and want to eat clean!

Ingredients:

There are no exact measurements. Literally, “eye-ball” it. Depending on what’s in my fridge, I may have more mushrooms than bell peppers, or may not want too much flavor from the balsamic vinegar.

Portobello Mushrooms

Red, Yellow, & Orange Bell Peppers

Romaine Lettuce

Sweet Onion

Balsamic Vinegar

Olive Oil

Dried Italian Seasoning

Seasoned Salt (I like to use Nature’s Seasoning. Feel free to use plain ‘ole salt & pepper.)*

Your favorite whole grain rice or quinoa blend.*

*These ingredients are optional.

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Balsamic vinegar, EVOO, Italian seasonings Nature’s Seasonings

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375.

Clean and slice mushrooms,bell peppers, and onions.

Spread across parchment paper covered sheet pan.

Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Do this to your liking, but not too much olive oil; don’t want your stuff soggy.

Lightly sprinkle with seasoned salt.

Put in oven for about 15 minutes or until tender to your liking.

Next, wash romaine lettuce leaves.

Pro-tip: place in container with a paper towel. The paper towel soaks up any excess moisture and helps the lettuce stay crispy and fresh longer.

Cook your grains according to it’s directions. When I’m looking for quick, I grab a packet of Seeds of Change microwaveable rice. The serving size suggest 1 cup, but I only serve myself about 1/4 cup.

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My choice of grains.

Assembly:

You can totally eat this completely cold, but I like to warm up my mushrooms/bell pepper/onion blend and grains.

Fill the romaine leaves with however much veggies/grains you’d like.

Roll it up, fold it up, or eat with some utensils.

Shalin's Vegan Lettuce Wraps (16)

 

That’s it!

Affordable. Quick. Clean. Simple.Delicious.

Shalin's 10 Cents

Till Next Time,

Shalin

(And please drop a comment if you try this yourself!)

 

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