Simply Healthy Family: Red Quinoa South Western Lettuce Wraps with Chipotle Sour Cream

27.8.15

Red Quinoa South Western Lettuce Wraps with Chipotle Sour Cream




Making simple food swaps can make a huge impact on your diet and your health. By skipping the flour tortilla and using a crunchy lettuce leaf instead you skip the empty calories and fat and add vitamins. These South Western Lettuce Wraps are so flavorful and filling, you won't miss the tortilla. 


These make a wonderful lunch or a light and healthy dinner. The quinoa cooks up in less than 30 minutes while you chop the veggies. 


Red Quinoa South Western Lettuce Wraps with Chipotle Sour Cream Recipe #glutenfree #vegetarian







Quinoa is as simple to cook as rice but much better for you. Rice is a starch and another culprit of consuming empty calories. Meaning it doesn't add any or very little nutritional value. Quinoa as I'm sure you've heard is a super power Ancient grain and loaded with vitamins and minerals. If you're vegetarian than you'll be glad to know that it's also a complet protein!



Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains iron, B-vitaminsmagnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calciumvitamin E and fiber. It is one of only a few plant foods that are considered a complete protein and comprised of all pernine essential amino acids.




Red Quinoa South Western Lettuce Wraps with Chipotle Sour Cream Recipe #glutenfree #vegetarian




I can't stuff these into my mouth fast enough! I hope you try them and love them as much as we do!

Please head over to Wendy Polisi's site for the recipe and other fantastic healthy quinoa recipes. 








OTHER QUINOA RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE



Sweet Ginger Peach Tea Quinoa with Peaches and Pecans


Sweet Ginger Peach Tea Quinoa with Peaches and Pecans #glutenfree #vegetarian





Quinoa, Oat and Pecan Blueberry-Peach Crumb Bars


Quinoa, Oat and Pecan Blueberry-Peach Crumb Bars #glutenfree







Grapefruit Quinoa Salad








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14 comments:

  1. These look delicious! I love southwest flavors!

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    1. I hope you try them and love them as much as we do! healthy recipes

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  2. I love love southwest flavors! It sounds delicious and so healthy!

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  3. These lettuce wraps look wholesome!

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  4. These look fantastic! I agree swaps can be healthy and delicious! I can't wait to try these!

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  5. I love the look of those lettuce wraps. I also love quinoa! This looks so wholesomely delicious -- my kind of meal :)

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  6. Lettuce wraps are the best! These look so healthy and satisfying. :)

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  7. Woah! I love quinoa, definitely one of my favorite grains. The only problem is, its quite expensive in comparison to rice, which is why I still eat a lot of brown rice. The nutritional value isn't as high, but it's still good. If you pick brown rice of course :-)

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  8. Mmmmm! Quinoa - how delish does this look? Great recipe!

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  9. Looks delicious...I'm really enjoying quinoa lately. Heading over to check out the recipe!

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  10. These look fantastic! What a delicious way to eat healthy!

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  11. I love quinoa--it is so darned versatile! And the chipotle sour cream, well...that would be good on just about anything! Yum!

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  12. I've been trying to like quinoa and discovered that dry toasting it first makes a huge difference - much crunchier and more interesting.

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