This morning I had no idea what I wanted to have for lunch. While I’m showering, getting ready, or working out, I normally think about what I want to pack for lunch to get me through my workout and just because I like to think about food. The Shred leaves little time for day dreaming about lunch and I just could not think of anything that I wanted! I almost threw the towel in and was going to buy lunch, but then I saw some romaine lettuce in my fridge that I had bought last week for my picnic with the kids.
I like romaine because it’s crunchy and its one of my favorite lettuces for doing wraps because its holds ingredients really well. I normally think of lettuce wraps as Asian and use Asian ingredients/flavors when I make them, but I didn’t have anything like that on hand – so I went with my second favorite – Mexican style Lettuce Wraps!
I took the kernels off one one corn on the cob (1 pt) and mixed it with 1/2 cup black beans (1 pt). I spread the mixture evenly between 3 large romaine leaves (0 pts) and split 1 oz RF mozzarella cheese (1 pt) between the three, finishing it off with a few tablespoons of salsa (0 pts). I picked these up and ate them with my hands – my favorite utensil for eating.
These were awesome!! I love the black bean, corn, cheese and salsa combo, but these would have been even better with avocado on top and more salsa (it was the end of the jar!). On the side I had a sliced cucumber and some carrot chips:
Have you ever seen these carrot chips? They are really fun to eat and great to dip with – – and I like them a lot better than baby carrots.
Dessert was a delicious bowl of fresh fruit:
With 3 apricots (1 pt) from my CSA and some sliced strawberries (1 pt). The strawberries were good and all, but the apricots were to die for!! They were so delicious and flavorful and juicy – unlike any fresh apricots I’ve ever tasted. So, so good.
Plus, the whole lunch was only 5 points with the fruit, veggies, and Mexican Lettuce Wraps!
Counting down until 5pm… 🙂 🙂