My BBM Journey: Gyro Lettuce Boats (recipe)

Well, I know I just posted yesterday, and my daily post challenge doesn’t begin until Monday, but today’s lunch was so delicious and such a hit with the kids and my newbie to clean eating (my sister, she’s been staying with us, and she’s 17 and came to us craving McChickens off the dollar menu. Gross.) that I just had to share this one with you.  These completely hit the spot after this morning’s Bikini Body Mommy workout. ( http://www.bikinibodymommy.com ) Plus, remember that half a bell pepper from yesterday’s Taco Stuffed Peppers? Waste not, want not. 🙂

 

 

Dill Yogurt Sauce:

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

1 tablespoon minced fresh dill

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 of a teaspoon onion powder

salt and pepper to taste

Stir everything together and set aside.

 

For the boats:

9 whole romaine leaves

1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

3 (about 9 oz) boneless, skinless chicken thighs (you may substitute breasts) sliced into strips

1/2 large orange bell pepper

1/2 medium purple onion

1/2 cup diced fresh tomato

1/2 cup sliced black olives

salt and pepper

 

In medium skillet, heat the oil on medium high heat and add the chicken. Brown the slices on one side for a minute or 2. While that side is browning, thinly slice your onion and bell pepper.

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Turn the chicken slices over and add the onion and bell pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Let cook another 3-5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables just begin to soften. Spoon the chicken into the lettuce leaves and sprinkle with the olives and diced tomatoes. Top with the dill yogurt sauce.

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Serves 3

Prep time: Approx. 15 minutes

Cook time: approx. 8 minutes

Calories per serving: approx. 265

Recipe cost: approx. $5

I once again got my fresh herbs from the garden and helped cut costs by buying the large value pack of chicken at the grocery store and then portioning amounts for each meal and putting them in the freezer.

This was seriously one of my favorites so far, we will definitely be doing this one again. Let me know what you think! And don’t forget to subscribe to get posts like these in your email inbox, the button is at the top of the page on the left.