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 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.
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.
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.
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. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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
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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