Lamb Lettuce Wraps prove that restricted diets do not have to mean boring food or missing out on your faves. So when I was staring down the barrel of yet another restricted diet in the hope to help whatever is going on with my gut, the thing I dreaded the most was the ‘boring’ meals.
I love eating a huge range of foods and the thought of not being able to do this wasn’t pleasant. When I looked at the Bi-phasic Diet, a protocol for treating SIBO, I was in a tail-spin. What was I going to cook? All the usual foods I ate where on the limited list. Even with my ability to be able to just create meals and my experience with eating around intolerance’s and other restricted diets I had a moment of overwhelm. This is normal. It’s a change in routine. So if this is you, don’t worry, you will find a way to make it work.
So after my moment of overwhelm, I just got on with it. And this is just one of the yummy dishes I have made – Lamb Lettuce Wraps. A version of a Lamb Burrito and it’s perfect for even the most restricted phase of the Bi-phasic Diet. Oh and did I mention – tastes amazing!
What do I need?
- 400-500g of Lamb, strips
- 1 Cos Lettuce, leaves separated
- 2 Medium Tomatoes
- 1 Carrot
- 1 Red Capsicum
- 2 Zucchini’s
- 2 tsp of Cumin
- 2 tsp of Paprika
- 1 tsp of Ground Cardamon
- 1 tsp of Ground Coriander
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Yoghurt (optional)
- Avocado (optional)
Let’s Do This!
1. Mix the spices together and coat the lamb strips
2. Dice the carrot, capsicum and zucchini into small squares
3. Slice the tomatoes into larger squares, you want these to still hold their shape
4. Heat a fry pan over medium heat. Depending on the amount of fat on your lamb you may need to add a little coconut oil. Add your lamb.
5. Cook your lamb, tossing occasionally until cooked, approximately 8-10 minutes.
6. Remove lamb from the pan,reserving the juice, place it in a bowl, cover with foil.
7. The the juice from the meat still in the pan, add your carrot. Cook for approx 2-3 minutes.
8. Add the zucchini and capsicum and cook until the vegetables begin to soften. Toss around in the pan whilst they are cooking.
9. Add the tomatoes and cook for approximately 2-3 minutes – you want them soft but not mush
10. Arrange your lettuce on a plate, approx 3 per person – top with lamb and vegetable mix
11. Depending on your tolerance you can top with coconut yoghurt, I use Kultured Wellness as the strains of bacteria are amazing and/or avocado if you are moving through the stages of the Bi-phasic Diet or not on a specific eating protocol.
Gluten Free, Low Carb, Dairy Free, Bi-phasic Diet, SIBO friendly