Keto/Low Carb Turkey Mince Lettuce Mason Jars

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I’m a huge fan of Joe Wicks and his Lean In 15 series. The food in the books always looks so super yummy and so far we’ve enjoyed everything we’ve made from them. We have a few favourites, one of which I’ll share with you now but I have made a few tweaks to make them much more lunch friendly and perfect for anyone following a low carb or keto diet. Here are my Joe Wicks inspired flavoursome Turkey Mince Lettuce Mason Jars.

Turkey Mason Jars

Turkey Mince Lettuce Mason Jars – A Slight Tweak

We love Turkey Mince Lettuce Boats more than most of the meals in the whole of the Lean in 15 range. I would have them daily for lunch if Aaron didn’t get bored easily. The only problem is that, in the original recipe, they can be a little fiddly. If you assemble the lettuce boats as instructed with the mince and guacamole-style topping keeping it all together until lunchtime can be a problem. I have sent Aaron to work with a pile of leaves and a pile of mince for him to build his own but it’s just too fiddly.

This is when I decided to combine them with my love for mason jar meals. Mason jars are a useful food storage device as you can layer them to keep ingredients separate. By doing this it also means you can make a week’s worth of lunches and just store them in the fridge.

Layering a mason jar

The mason jar is obviously optional but convenient for taking for lunch. You can serve this up on a plate if you’re at home or in any regular lunch box – I just think it keeps better in an airtight jar than a regular lunch box.

Perfectly Keto

What I love about this recipe, besides the fact it tastes amazing, is that it’s perfectly keto. You can easily split this into two lunch meals or eat the entire recipe as one. just as long as it’s within your macros (the whole recipe is a hefty 115g protein).

I find a mix of greens adds a little more to it rather than just the little gems that Joe uses in the original recipe. Spinach is a great source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and folate as well as being a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2. I teamed it with romaine lettuce, which has a few more carbs than iceberg but more protein. Using a good mixture of salad leaves can really benefit the nutrients you are getting – try using rocket, watercress or Swiss chard for something a little different. The nutrition information for this recipe was calculated using iceberg lettuce – so take that into account if changing the leaves.

If you want to keep your fat intake high, opt for the highest fat % that you can and DO NOT throw away that lovely sauce that is created in the pan – it’s oh so yummy!

Turkey Mince Lettuce Mason Jars Recipe

This recipe makes enough for two servings as a lunch/snack but as I said, there is nothing wrong with having it as a main meal – it also gives you room to increase the salad side by adding additional veggies.

The recipe can be shared or printed for a later date, please feel free to use it. Let me know what you think.

turkey mason jar

Turkey Mince Lettuce Mason Jars

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A delicious mason jar meal layered with lettuce, tomato, avocado and mince which is flavoured with lime, chilli and spring onions. Can be made in advance and stored in the fridge.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 450g Turkey Mince
  • 5 Spring Onions, sliced finely
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 Red Chilli, sliced finely - seeds removed if you don't want it too hot
  • 1 tablespoon Fish Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Lime Juice, can use the juice of whole lime
  • 1 Avocado, chopped
  • 8 Cherry Tomatoes, quartered - can use 2 whole tomatoes is preferred
  • Lettuce Any will do. I used Romaine and spinach - enough to fill the rest of the jar
  • 1 small bunch Coriander leaves only, chopped.

Instructions

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan over a high heat then add the turkey mince.
  2. Fry for 2-3 minutes while breaking it up.
  3. Add the garlic, spring onions and chilli, fry for another 2 minutes.
  4. Once the mince is cooked add the fish sauce, lime juice and coriander. Mix it all together. Take it off the heat and allow to cool.
  5. While the mince it cooling it's time to layer the mason jar. First add the cherry tomatoes then the avocado. Once the mince is cool you add that including the beautiful sauce it has produced. Then top off the jar with lettuce.
  6. Before eating give the jar a shake or mix with your fork and tuck in.

Notes

If you're not wanting to use a mason jar then baby gem lettuces are great for this, they act like little taco shells. Simply fill them with the mince mixture then mix together the avocado and tomatoes, then spoon the mixture on top. Delightful.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 506Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 8.3gSodium 827mgCarbohydrates 6.3gFiber 5.3gSugar 4.8gProtein 57g
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Keto Turkey Mince Lettuce Mason Jars


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