Ground beef makes quick work of these healthy teriyaki beef lettuce wraps.
When my son was in high school, we’d meet at Bothell’s local teriyaki restaurant for a quick meal. It was a hole-in-the-wall restaurant next to the grocery store, and they served THE best teriyaki chicken or beef in town – hands down.
These days I’m eating lighter, so a pile of teriyaki beef smothered in sauce and piled on a plate of white rice isn’t on my menu. That doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the same flavors in a healthier version of my favorite meal.
In my version, crisp lettuce replaces that plate of white rice and creates little cups to hold a simple saute of ground beef, carrots, celery, mung beans and garlic.
Then store purchased sauce (look for low sodium brands) in a dipping bowl finishes off this easy beef teriyaki recipe with a spicy sauce for dipping.
Okay – who am I fooling! As tasty as this teriyaki beef is, it doesn’t compare to my still fresh memories of Bento’s famous dish. Still – it’s pretty darn good, and us calorie watchers have to make some hard choices.
If you ever find yourself in Bothell, Washington be sure to spend some time at Bentos. Some of the best conversations I had with my kids was at the local teriyaki joint over teriyaki beef and rice. Happy cooking!
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 271, Weight Watchers PointsPlus 6
Total Fat: 5.56g
Total Carbs: 23.54g
Dietary Fiber: 4.33g
Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to me that I provide you with accurate information.