MINI LETTUCE WRAPS

A Healthy Midday Snack

Photography | Laura Ellen Wright


Quite often I find my tummy rumblings result in reaching for the unhealthy snack option. Whilst I do enjoy food on many levels, healthy and occasionally unhealthy (Well life is all about balance right!) I am currently trying to eat cleaner and create a much more positive relationship with food for myself. Earlier this week I was invited to the preview of a new skin care range created by Louise Thomas – Owner and founder of U and Your Skin in Norwich. The range of canapés on offer all promoted healthy skin care from the inside out. One of which were these bitesize mini lettuce wraps which were taste sensation! Naturally as soon as I had the chance, these tasty nibbles were recreated to the best of my memory and photographed within an inch of their life!

So let’s get this kicked off with what you will need to make 4 mini lettuce wraps:

1x Midget Gem Lettuce | 1x Small Sweet Potato | 1/2 Avocado | 10g Feta Cheese | 10g Pomegranate Seeds

| Carefully set aside 4 whole lettuce leaves |

| Weigh out your pomegranate seeds |

| Crumble up your feta |

| Chop your Sweet Potato into chunks and place into a small microwaveable container with a tablespoon of water and microwave for 5 minutes or until softened |

| Scoop out and chop your 1/2 Avocado into small pieces |

| Using my chilli infused Fry Light, I then griddle my sweet potato for added flavour |

| Place all 4 ingredients into a bowl and carefully mix together. If it’s a too crumbly, try adding a little lemon juice |

| Spoon your mix evenly into the cups of your lettuce leaves and grab your camera –

These are perfect for your Instagram lunchtime snap! |

| Enjoy with a glass of cold water with blueberries – Another steal from the Louise Thomas launch evening! |

It’s that simple – Five ingredients less then 10 minutes and you have yourself a fresh lunchtime snack.

These ingredients aid towards healthy clear skin so get ready to stuff your face!

I’ve since made these again with the addition of lemon juice and sliced marinated chicken breast for a fuller meal. Aldi do a great marinated Caribbean chicken breast in their fresh section which goes perfectly.

Make sure you share any twists / additions to this simple snack, I’d love to try them out

Laura x

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2 Comments

  1. April 30, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. The sweet potato in our original canapé is roasted in crush’s local garlic infused rapeseed oil & the avocado dressed in crush’s lemon zingy dressing. We also add pumpkin seeds & a sprinkle of chopped coriander!

    • laura
      April 30, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      Amazing – Thank you Sarah! We loved them and have been discussing recreating them! We couldn’t work out what was missing 🙂 Thank you for hosting such a lovely evening.

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