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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lemongrass Lettuce Wraps

This is good with ANY meat! A must try, all ingredients are in the produce section of most grocers.  If you cannot find some, try different types of markets- asian and farmers markets should carry these herbs too. 

I heart lemongrass so much, what a wonderful way to welcome Spring!  This perennial herb has a lot of great uses along with health benefits.  Studies and good ole' traditional practices have proven that it helps to detoxify the bodies liver, pancreas, kidney, bladder and the digestive tract. Cutting down on uric acid, cholesterol, excess fats and toxins in our body while improving digestion, blood circulation and gastronal intestinal health.  Also said to improve our skin by reducing acne and helping to tone muscle and skin tissue. 

Who wouldn't want those benefits?  Especially while losing weight we need all the help we can get with the whole skin tightening right?  Learning this I am going to be adding more lemongrass to my meal rotations!

PS- I am working on the spring planting project I mentioned last post with the lettuce boxes.  I will post as soon as I can!  Start saving your clear plastic lettuce boxes you buy at the store, don't throw them away!

P2- please ignore the red onion in this, I am past P2 and added sliced red onion as suggested below.
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Lemongrass Lettuce Wraps
(Serves 1)
3.5 oz chicken breast, boneless and skinless- diced small (any meat!)
1/4 C water
1 TB lemon grass, sliced (white part only)
1/4 tsp fresh ginger, minced  (you can use powdered too)
1/4 tsp celtic sea salt
1/4 tsp fresh cracked pepper
1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 TB fresh Thai basil leaves, sliced (regular basil works too)
1 TB fresh mint leaves, sliced
1 TB cilantro
few drops or pinch of stevia
1 TB water
red, butter, romaine lettuce leaves all work well.

This is what lemongrass will look like at the stores and markets if you have not used/ bought it before.
 Season the chicken with ginger, salt and pepper.  Cook chicken over medium heat in 1/4 cup water and lemongrass for 10 minutes or until no longer pink through the center. Transfer to a plate to cool.  Shred into small pieces, toss with basil, mint and cilantro.  Add the lemon juice and stevia to the chicken mixture and mix until evenly coated.
Open a a few lettuce leaves and stack; spread chicken mixture onto the lettuce leaf.  Fold and enjoy!

Phase 3/4: Cook your chicken in 2 tablespoons coconut oil instead of water. Add sliced red onion and bell peppers when cooking the chicken ,julienne some cucumbers to place on top before rolling up too!


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  1. So is red onion different than the onion on the allowable foods list? thanks!

  2. Hi Amy, no you can have red onion during P2. You just can't have red onion and lettuce at the same time. That would be mixing veggies and as a Dr. Simeons hhcg follower I discourage the mixing. Phase 3/4 you can mix all you want :) So if you make one of my soups with the onion during P2, you can use red onion if you like. Hope that helps!


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