Monday, January 7, 2019

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
Cook's Notes:  A low carb alternative to traditional tacos. Packed with protein, veggies and tons of flavor it's hard to stop at eating one. Your choice of salsa will determine how much hotness is in the meal. My favorite for these lettuce wraps-Mrs. Renfro's Raspberry Chipotle.
Suggested add ins include: avocado slices, black or pinto beans (rinsed) and canned mexicorn or frozen corn thawed, olives.  
Recipe makes 6-8 lettuce wrap-depends on the size of the lettuce leaves. 
  • 1 lb.  lean ground turkey 
  • 1/2 jar of your favorite salsa 
  • 1 tsp. dry taco seasoning mix
  • 1 small can of green chiles, drained and patted dry on a paper towel 
  • 1 cup diced sweet onions
  • 1 cup diced grape tomatoes
  • 1 small can steamfresh Mexicorn or 1 cup fresh corn
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup low fat Mexican Four Cheeses
  • Butter lettuce leaves
  • Brown turkey with onions, drain and crumble meat. Add in rest of ingredients except cheese and lettuce. Cook uncovered on medium low 20 minutes.
  • Fill each lettuce leaf and sprinkle with cheese to serve.  

Part Two
For me one of best memoirs of 2018. And I am not alone in my admiration for Michelle Obama. The book Becoming has sold more that 1.4 million copies in its first week and quickly became the best selling book of the year. Another staggering figure  if you are one who reads book reviews as there are 4,234 reviews for the book found on Amazon and 6, 449 book reviews on Goodreads. 

Obama writes with dignity, self assurance, candor, a sense of humbleness and gratitude for all she has been given in life. She embraces her African American heritage and strives to be the best she can be hoping to make a difference in the world. She is a champion for her family, husband, and children. Obama emphasizes the need for empowerment and importance for role models for young people particularly young girls.

The book is divided into three sections — “Becoming Me,” “Becoming Us” and “Becoming More”. I found it to be an intimate and personal story both inspirational and insightful as she chronicles her life from the south side of Chicago, the paths she took in educational institutions, career choices, meeting and marrying Barack, infertility issues, time spent in the White House and now looking ahead to what she is to become.

One inspirational thing that I took away from the reading of Michelle and Barack's lives is that they give a sense of possibility to ordinary people. A possibility that doesn’t require sacrificing everything for that single self-centered goal. They strived for a life of balance: a balance between family and career, between self-need and freely giving, and between reality and dreams. 
The book is hefty is terms length but it's well spent reading a memoir about a woman who gives new meaning to the word possibility. 


  1. This is on my list of must-reads. Thank you for endorsing this bio.

  2. I am following taco recipes for long, willkeep this one added tot he list too. Thanks for joining the Bloggers Pit Stop


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