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In the ongoing journey to find meals that can be prepped for a week at a time, I took a snippet from the book Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo. This recipe spices up your lean ground turkey with an Asian twist. The coconut aminos are essential to the process, so no substitutions. The aminos also offer a great collection of health benefits when supplemented to this meal. The meat and sauce can be cooked in a larger portion ahead of time to cut down on weekday prep work, but make sure you keep your vegetables whole until they’re ready for use—they stay much fresher that way.

 SERVES: 6 Wraps  PREP TIME: 15 mins

COOK TIME: 20 mins  TOTAL TIME: 35 mins

INGREDIENTS

Meat

  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Chinese 5-Spice
  • Sea Salt to Taste
  • Black Pepper to Taste
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Aminos

Sauce

  • 2 tsp Sesame Tahini (or Almond or Sunbutter)
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 1 Tbsp Cold-Pressed Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds (for garnish)

Toppings

  • 1 Large Shredded Carrot
  • ¼ cup Chopped Cilantro
  • ½ cup Bell Peppers, Assorted Colors
  • ½ cup Chopped Cucumber
  • ¼ cup Shredded Red Cabbage
  • 1 Lime, Cut into Wedges
  • 1 Head of Butter Lettuce

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the coconut or palm oil. Add the ground turkey, Chinese 5-spice, salt and pepper.
  2. With a wooden spoon or heat-resistant spatula, break the meat up in the pan and spread the spices around.
  3. Cook until browned.
  4. To make the sauce, combine all ingredients except for the sesame seeds in a small mixing bowl.
  5. Use as many or as few toppings you like and serve in cups of lettuce.

Macronutrient Breakdown

Serving Size is ~1 Lettuce Wrap         Servings per Recipe ~6 

Total calories

 322

Grams per serving

Percent of total calories

Fats

20g 60%

Protein

23g 29%

Carbohydrate

7g 9%
Original recipe from Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo.
Written by Dillon Gates:
Aspiring Personal trainer, stunt double, entrepenuer, ninja warrior veteran, and graduate.
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