A question on my facebook page requested what veggies to be added to her diet for the year. I came up with this recipe just for her. She has both health and weight loss goals.
red leaf lettuce
2 red bell peppers chopped
1 cucumber cubed (skin left on is fine, peeling is optional)
juice of 1 lemon
handful of cilantro, chopped
sea salt to taste
Place chopped vegetables in a bowl. Scoop out the contents of the avocados with a fork and add. Pour the lemon juice on and mix. Add salt. Keep in a large glass storage container so you can scoop the amount of filling you want in a clean lettuce leaf.
I chose this lettuce because it was not only beautiful, but on sale and organic at Ralphs. I buy all my produce organic, if possible- but with lettuce I can really taste the difference.
You can also add corn, chopped carrots, or any other vegetable you’d like to try. Sunflower seeds would add a nice crunch. Using lettuce instead of a tortilla has the benefits of being gluten free, having more vitamins and minerals, lower calorie, and I frankly find it fun. It is often even cheaper than tortillas- cheaper and healthier! Yay!
Keeping a head of lettuce plus a ready to go box of filling will be a quick and easy meal throughout the week. Remember- I don’t really believe in self control. I make lots of easily accessible options for myself that are healthy, and not that much work. The lemon is really effective in keeping the avocado nice, green, and pretty. Making food look delicious is at least half the battle.