The next time you’re craving PF Changs, save yourself 1000+ calories and opt to prepare Crispy Beef Lettuce Cups at home instead. By using healthy ingredients and measuring your carb (rice) and meat portion before assembling the crispy beef lettuce cups, you’ll be sure to stay on track with your Check Total Health meal plan.
Beef: We like the organic grass fed ground beef – anything greater than 90/10 is ideal. 90 being the lean meat and 10 being the fat. Spray a skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat to medium high heat. Add the beef and break apart into small crumbles. For seasoning, try the Mrs. Dash no sodium for steak. Cook the beef until it is crispy and no fat remains in the pan.
Vegetables: Chop carrots, bell peppers and onions. Of course you could use any vegetables that you prefer including broccoli, zucchini, etc. Start with the onions in a non-stick spray coated pan. If they start to stick add a little water. Then add in the carrots and a few minutes later the peppers. The amount of time in the pan depends on the crispness you prefer for your vegetables! Pour in 1 TBSP low sodium soy sauce, 1 TBSP PBFit or PB2 (the ground peanut powder), just a dash of sesame oil, and a bit more water if necessary. The consistency should be a thick sauce!
Rice: White (Jasmine) or brown, previously prepared and correctly measured based on the individual’s meal plan.
Lettuce Cups: We like the large butter lettuce leaves. Rinse them thoroughly and pat dry.
To assemble, you can either leave all elements separate and put a little in each lettuce cup or mix all of your veg, rice and beef together and then divide among the crispy beef lettuce cups!
*The exact portions will vary per person. Contact us for more details on your portions and macronutrient breakdown per meal/per day!