Touchdown Turkey Lettuce Wraps are a healthy snack to serve the next time you have a group gathered to watch football! There’s nothing wrong with the standard game-day fare, but these wraps are so easy to make and fun to serve — and healthier than some of the standard celebratory fare.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shamrock Farms. The opinions and text are all mine.
It’s football season, and we’ve either got a game on TV, or we head down to Tempe to take in the Arizona State University Sun Devils! If we’re at home with friends to watch the game, a delicious spread of snacks is a must. Can you imagine watching football without good food?
Touchdown Turkey Lettuce Wraps Rock!
Over the weekend, I chose to make these Touchdown Turkey Lettuce Wraps when we had the game on. They’re fresh and flavorful, and they couldn’t be easier to make.
Almost everyone has had the chicken lettuce wrap version, right? I took a twist to the standard serving and used ground turkey in my lettuce wraps (turkey has a slight edge to chicken in the nutritional department). Everyone loved them, and why not?
If you like wraps, these Grilled Shrimp Wraps with Red Pepper-Artichoke Pesto are super tasty (and easy to make)! For tacos instead of wraps, try these Slow Cooker Beef Carnitas Tacos with Spicy Pickled Radishes. They’re perfect for a crowd.
Maybe nachos are your thing? Try my healthy version of Greek Nachos with Tzatziki. You might need to double this batch because they’ll be scooped up, fast!
Rockin’ Protein for the win!
I was recently invited by Shamrock Farms to attend an ASU football game to check out a promotion I was really excited to learn about: Shamrock Farms has partnered with ASU as the official protein and milk beverage of Sun Devil Athletics program.
Shamrock’s Rockin’ Protein is one of the delicious milk products available to ASU athletes (and you’ll find it on store shelves, too). Rockin Protein (formerly Rockin’ Refuel) is a great-tasting protein drink made with real milk.
It’s perfect for everyone, from elite athletes to casual exercisers to help feel, look, and perform at their best.
Shamrock Farms is one of the largest family-owned and -operated dairies in the U.S. and is located right here in Arizona. They produce and distribute a full line of dairy products, including fresh milk, sour cream, cottage cheese, whipping cream, half and half and more.
As part of the partnership, there is a newly designed and branded nutrition station in the Student-Athlete Facility at ASU, in-stadium signage, and advertising, too. Another exciting part of the sponsorship is the impact it has beyond ASU. Shamrock Farms is donating up to 50,000 servings of pure, fresh milk to the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
That makes me especially happy because as a former St. Mary’s Food Bank employee and volunteer, I know what a difference that makes in people’s lives.
And P.S. there are a few upcoming games (11/3, 11/10, and 11/24) where the Shamrock Farms booth will be set up for a Protein Pushup Challenge: for every pushup done, Shamrock Farms will donate additional servings of milk. How great!
When I was at the game, I stopped by the Ed and Nadine Carson Student-Athlete Center that houses the ASU Athletics Department. This state-of-the-art facility has so much to offer student-athletes and includes an ASU sports museum that the public can walk through.
You should definitely head to an ASU game if you have a chance — the students and fans are really into the games their support of the Sun Devils shines through — Forks Up!
If you’re looking for a great protein drink made from pure, fresh milk (with no funky taste or chalkiness, trust me) you can find Rockin’ Protein in the refrigerated section of the dairy case at your local grocery, and at Fry’s grocery stores.
If you’re watching the game at home on TV, be sure to whip up a batch of these Touchdown Turkey Lettuce Wraps. They’re big on flavor and easy to whip up.
Serves Serves 4
5 based on 8 review(s)
- 6 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 (8-ounce can) water chestnuts, cut into halves
- 1/2 red bell pepper, seeds and membrane removed, diced
- 1 head butter lettuce, leaves separated from the head, washed, and dried
- Sesame seeds as garnish
- Optional: chopped peanuts as garnish
- In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. Stir to combine and dissolve the brown sugar. Divide evenly and set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil. When hot, add the ground turkey. Break it up with a spatula as it cooks. Add the salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until done (the FDA recommends cooking ground turkey to 165 degrees F. as measured by a meat thermometer).
- Add half the soy sauce mixture to the skillet along with the water chestnuts and bell pepper. Stir to combine. Cook for another few minutes.
- Transfer the turkey mixture to each of the lettuce leaves on a platter. Serve garnished with sesame seeds and/or the chopped peanuts, and the remaining soy sauce mixture.