These Roast Beef Lettuce Wraps with crisp apples, creamy horseradish mayo, and fresh herbs, are a delicious low carb lunch, dinner, or nutritious snack. If you’ve got the ingredients on hand, you can be eating these yummy wraps in less than 10 minutes!
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With school back-in-full swing (and my first born off to college-sniff, sniff), this is one of my favorite times of year.
Late summer/early fall means back-to-school supplies (No. I’m not going back to school. Yes, I’ll NEVER get tired of buying back-to-school supplies), getting my house organized, and easing into a healthier routine.
That’s exactly where these Easy Roast Beef Lettuce Wraps come into play...
I’ve stuffed romaine lettuce with ready-to-eat organic grass fed roast beef, honeycrisp apples, creamy horseradish spiked mayo, and fresh green herbs for the most delicious light, yet satisfying low carb & gluten free meal or snack.
Need I say more???
3 Reasons You Should Make These Roast Beef Lettuce Wraps ASAP!
- Key Nutrients. Not only is roast beef a convenient source of protein, it also provides key nutrients for your body, including vitamin B12, iron, and zinc. In addition, because most prepared meats are pre-cooked, they’re an easy, on-the-go, nutrient dense food.
- Complex Carbs. If you’re following a lower carb diet, these Roast Beef Lettuce Wraps still offer up a little bit of fiber (not too mention, a satisfying crunch!) from the nutrient rich Romaine lettuce and honeycrisp apples.
- Easy to Make. Once you gather all your ingredients, these Roast Beef Lettuce Wraps are SO easy to make. Got 10 minutes? Make them ASAP!
What is considered processed meats?
You may not know this, but roast beef is considered a processed meat. And, while processed meats can get a bad wrap, did you know that “processed” simply means “prepared”?
Like all meats prepared at home, processed meats are prepared at a plant – simply on a larger scale. This preparation can include cutting, chopping, grinding, seasoning, and cooking.
And, in order to make it safe to eat, all meat must first be prepared. The only difference between processing at home, or in a plant, is that it occurs on a larger scale in a plant.
The roast beef I used in these Beef Lettuce Wraps contains organic grass-fed beef, water, salt, and black pepper. That’s it!
Bottom Line: If you’ve ever cooked a roast beef at home, you’ve prepared processed meat!
Roast Beef Lettuce Wraps-Tips & Ingredient Swaps
- Choose your favorite crisp lettuce or greens. Romaine lettuce works well, but you could try butter lettuce, red leaf lettuce, or even collard greens to make your roast beef lettuce wraps.
- Make ’em dairy free. Simply omit the Greek yogurt and use extra vegan mayo, or use a dairy free unsweetened yogurt.
- Apples apples, apples! I’m a big time honeycrisp fan, but feel free to swap ’em out with your favorite variety of apple-there are so many delicious ones to choose from!
- Go green! With your favorite fresh herbs that is. I think these Roast Beef Lettuce Wraps are really tasty with thyme and dill, but you could try others as well-fresh oregano, basil, cilantro…
- Make ’em a meal. Or a snack. I ate two Roast Beef Lettuce Wraps for lunch today, and they filled me up, without filling me out. They would be equally delicious for a nourishing snack, or as a fun appetizer at your next party!
Roast Beef Lettuce Wraps
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise, or vegan mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 1-2 teaspoons grated horseradish
Assemble the Beef Lettuce Wraps
- 4 large Romaine lettuce leaves
- 8 slices roast beef, I used organic grass fed roast beef
- 1 apple, Core removed and sliced into matchstick size pieces.
- horseradish mayonnaise
- fresh herbs, i.e. thyme or dill
- Make the horseradish mayonnaise by mixing the mayonnaise, yogurt, and horseradish in a small bowl. Set aside, or refrigerate until ready to use.
- Place lettuce leaves on a serving dish.
- Top each lettuce leaf with 2 slices of roast beef, 1/4 of the apple pieces, horseradish mayonnaise, and fresh herbs.
- Serve immediately or keep tightly sealed in refrigerator for up to one day.
INGREDIENT SWAPSChoose your favorite crisp lettuce or greens. Romaine lettuce works well, but you could try butter lettuce, red leaf lettuce, or even collard greens to make your roast beef lettuce wraps. Make ’em dairy free. Simply omit the Greek yogurt and use extra veganmayo, or use a dairy free unsweetened yogurt. Apples apples, apples! I’m a big time honeycrisp fan, but feel free to swap ’em out with your favorite variety of apple-there are so many delicious ones to choose from! Go green! With your favorite fresh herbs that is. I think these Roast Beef Lettuce Wraps are really tasty with thyme and dill, but you could try others as well-fresh oregano, basil, cilantro…
SERVING TIPSMake ’em a meal. Or a snack. I ate two Roast Beef Lettuce Wraps for lunch today, and they filled me up, without filling me out. They would be equally delicious for a nourishing snack, or as a fun appetizer at your next party!
Did you learn anything new about processed meat today? Will you make these Roast Beef Lettuce Wraps? Are you a fan of back-to-school supplies too???
Hi There! I’m EA, a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) in sunny San Diego. I create easy, DELICIOUS gluten free recipes & low FODMAP recipes for a wide variety of diets. Learn more about my nutrition philosophy and my nutrition coaching for digestive health, autoimmune disease, wellness nutrition, & vibrant aging. Sign up for my newsletter, or get in touch~I’d love to connect with you!