21 Low-Carb Ways to Enjoy Dinner Tonight

Lettuce, chard, kale, and collard greens: while all are great makings for a salad, these leafy greens are the perfect alternative to bread when you're looking to lower your carb intake and up nutrients. And there seems to be no end to the recipes you can make when a veggie wrap is your base. Get ready to be inspired.

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These wraps are a must for veggie-lovers: alfalfa sprouts, cucumber, red pepper, and carrots make for a crisp, raw collard wrap. A spicy avocado dip adds a touch of creaminess.

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Since there's no way to know exactly all of the ingredients and calories in restaurant meals, lighten up your burger and sandwiches by requesting a lettuce wrap instead of a bun. In-N-Out's protein style, anyone?


Entertaining? Set up a DIY wrap station for guests. They'll be having so much fun creating their recipes that they probably won't even realize how healthy they're being.

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If you're obsessed with P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps, you'll want to make this recipe immediately. It's an easy meal you'll want to add to your weeknight rotation since it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

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Even fruit tastes good in lettuce wraps! This is a simple mix of brown rice and spicy mango salsa.

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Inspired by Cafe Gratitude's Celebrating wraps, this Asian-inspired recipe is made with ingredients like avocado, daikon radish, and sesame oil.

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If going carb-free isn't your thing, use rice or beans as a filling in your lettuce cups. By turning your stir-fry dish into a wrap, you'll end up using less rice than if you plated it, which will cut down on calories and carbs. This vegan tofu stir-fry is a simple mix of soy sauce, peanut sauce, and sriracha.

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While often overlooked, iceberg lettuce is also a great foundation for wraps.

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For a dinner that will please everyone at the table, start with a homemade veggie burger to pair with avocado and corn salsa.

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Tuna salad becomes a low-carb, protein-packed dream when you opt for lettuce over bread. Amp up nutrients even more by making this recipe for a veggie-filled tuna salad.

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Protein- and fiber-rich quinoa makes for a healthy addition to a veggie wrap. For a complete meal, serve it alongside grilled produce.

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Butter lettuce also makes a great base for wraps. These are also a spin on the popular P.F. Chang's recipe, but use turkey instead of chicken.

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Liven up a typical wrap by choosing unusual ingredients that vary in color. The better it looks, the more inviting it is to eat. These wraps get a punch of color from beets.

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Another simple way to use leftover chicken is by having wraps the next day! Shred up chicken and add to it whatever veggies you have the fridge. A little hot sauce on top will go a long way, too.

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One of the biggest advantages of using collard greens for your wraps is how big the leaves are! This will allow you to stuff wraps with even more good-for-you ingredients.

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Challenge yourself to add all the colors of the rainbow to your next wrap. By doing so, you'll be creating a lunch that's full of antioxidants.

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With a few healthy swaps, you can enjoy Taco Tuesday every day. Swap out tortillas for romaine lettuce and sour cream for Greek yogurt. You can also make things lighter by opting for ground chicken or turkey instead of beef.

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Lettuce cups make for a utensil-free way to enjoy a simple rice noodle stir-fry. The pineapple on top helps to balance out savory flavors.

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Kale isn't just for smoothies and salads — be sure to use it on your next wrap. Since kale is a little tougher to work with, be sure to blanch leaves first.

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It doesn't get simpler than this: "turkey, prosciutto, carrots, arugula, avocado, and fig jam rolled up in chard leaves."