Lettuce wraps stuffed with healthy red lentils, potatoes, carrots, and lots of curry spice. They’re a healthy, hearty vegan meal that’s also gluten free!
How about a delicious and nutritious Meatless Monday dish to start off the week? Well, today you are in luck! Emily from Zen and Spice is here to share her curried red lentil and potato lettuce wraps recipe and it looks amazing!
Hi readers of Cotter Crunch! My name is Emily, and I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and healthy living blogger over at Zen & Spice. I’m a food lover and nutrition enthusiast who has a fascination for cooking, gardening, practicing yoga and embracing the mind body connection. On my blog you’ll find healthy recipes, motivation strategies, meditation tips, and things that make me happy. I live in Dallas, Texas with my boyfriend, Nick, and our five-month-old schnoodle puppy.
I have been a huge fan of Lindsay’s blog for a long time now! I love her fitness tips— always inspires me to get back in the gym or to try new workouts. Her gluten free recipes are fantastic and I do recommend my celiac patients to visit her site! I am happy to be here today sharing a recipe and getting to know Lindsay’s readers!
One of my major goals for 2015 is to eat more holistically & mindfully. To me, this means making more meals meatless (to save money and help out the environment), and more meals gluten free (having IBS makes digesting gluten difficult). Beans & lentils are cheap, fiber rich, and easy to make! I’ve been on a mission to learn how to cook beans and lentils and make them taste amazing. Curried red lentil lettuce wraps are definitely tasty.
While developing this lettuce wraps recipe for Cotter Crunch, I had a couple different ideas for the lettuce wrap filling. I knew I wanted to use red lentils, but wasn’t sure what else to combine with. Well, funny story. We recently adopted a little schnoodle puppy (he’s five months old now) and I wanted to take him to the dog park for the first time (what does this have to do with lettuce wraps? hang tight!).
I knew there was a dog park down the street by our apartment, but wasn’t sure how far down the street it was. So, I had the bright idea of walking there to “get some steps in”. Long story short, it ended up being a 3 1/2 mile walk and it wasn’t until we were half way there I realized this. It was too late to turn around, so I just kept going. Don’t worry, I held the little guy the whole time or else he probably wouldn’t have made it to the dog park.
Anyway, after a SEVEN mile round trip (I contemplated calling a taxi for a ride back but thought I’d look like an idiot dropping me off right down the street), we finally made it back to the apartment and I was FAMISHED. That was the night I was taste testing the curry lettuce wraps recipe and I thought, lentils and lettuce are not going to hold me over right now. So I added a bunch of diced potatoes and carrots to bulk it up. For some reason, walking seven miles prompted me to season with curry and the apartment smelled heavenly. I’ll just say I ate my fill of these lettuce wraps and was quite satisfied! Then I took a bath and went straight to bed.
This was one of the first recipes where I’ve used my curry seasoning. I’m looking forward to exploring other ways to use it! If you have a good curry recipe, leave a link to it in a comment below.
I hope you enjoy these lettuce wraps!
Thanks for letting me guest post, Lindsay! I’m looking forward to meeting your readers!
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