Cashew Crusted Chicken Strips & Asian Lettuce Wraps

Cashew Crusted Chicken Strips

What you'll need:

          3/4 cup cashews

            1/4 cup flax seeds, ground

            2 tbsp chia seeds

            1 tsp salt

            1/2 tsp pepper

            2 eggs, with 1 tbsp water

            1 pound chicken strips

Assembly:

1. Place cashews in a blender until crumbly, then mix cashews, chia seeds, ground flax seeds, salt and pepper by hand and place in a shallow dish.

2. In another shallow dish, whisk 2 eggs with 1 tablespoon water.

3. Take chicken strips (dried with a paper towel), dip in egg mixture, then dip in crumb mixture.

4. Fry in sauté pan with a small amount of oil over medium high heat until golden brown and no longer pink in the middle. Make sure to carefully turn chicken, to not accidentally remove breading, because that's the best part! :)

 

Asian Lettuce Wraps

What you'll need:

          1 lb ground meat (turkey, pork, or beef)

            1 Tbsp oil (coconut, avocado, or olive)

            1 small onion, diced

            2 c chopped mushrooms

            4 c shredded carrots + cabbage

            Chopped bell pepper (as much as desired)

            1 tsp fresh or ground ginger

            3 gloves garlic, minced

            1 tsp ground mustard

            1/4 c coconut aminos

            Salt + pepper to taste

            Optional garnishes – cilantro, chives, cashews, mustard, etc.

            Lettuce for wrapping (I used butter lettuce)

Assembly:

1. Brown meat in a skillet. If using a very lean meat add a tablespoon of oil. 

2. Once meat is cooked through, add in veggies and seasonings.

3.  Stir and sauté until vegetables are cooked, about 10-15 minutes. Wrap meat mixture in lettuce, top with cilantro, chives, cashews, and mustards if desired! :)