Shrimp and Cucumber Lettuce Wraps

IP Recipe: Shrimp and Cucumber Lettuce Wraps

Shrimp and Cucumber Lettuce Wraps with Fresh Dill

Shrimp and Cucumber Lettuce Wraps

The Shrimp and Cucumber Lettuce Wraps with Fresh Dill is a tasty recipe for the whole family to enjoy!  Did you know that lettuce wraps are a great alternative to traditional sandwiches. They are low in carbohydrates and can be a simple way to include veggies in your meal!  The Shrimp and Cucumber Lettuce Wraps with Fresh Dill is acceptable throughout all phases of  Ideal Protein.

Makes 6—8 lettuce cups

Shrimp and Cucumber Lettuce Wraps with Fresh Dill

Ingredients

8 ounces of large uncooked shrimp (peeled, tails on), thawed

¼ cup * (low sodium) chicken, seafood, or vegetable broth

4 cloves of garlic, minced

2 tablespoons of white vinegar

1 English cucumber, diced or 2 regular cucumbers peeled and diced (about 2 to 2 ½ cups)

2 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill

Juice from 1 small lemon (about 2 tablespoons)

Salt and pepper to taste

6-8 pieces of green/red leaf lettuce

Directions

Place broth in a skillet and heat to medium-high heat. Add garlic. Cook for approximately 60 seconds and then add shrimp. Cook until shrimp are pink and opaque, about 3-5 minutes. Remove shrimp from pan and set aside to cool. Add vinegar to skillet, and let sauce reduce to about a third.

When shrimp are cool enough to handle, remove all the tails and chop coarsely. Combine chopped shrimp in a medium bowl with reduced pan juices/ garlic, diced cucumber, dill, lemon juice and a few pinches of salt and pepper. Spoon filling into lettuce leaves, roll and serve.

And now you have a Shrimp and Cucumber Lettuce Wrap with Fresh Dill.  That’s a Wrap!

Learn more about Ideal Protein

For more information on Ideal Protein, please attend a FREE informational seminar every Tuesday evening at Baudry Therapy Center at 5:30 PM and find out how you can lose weight safely and effectively.  Simply call 841-0150 to reserve your spot.  You can also visit BRIO.

Running Series, Part 2: Calf Flexibility

Running Series, Part 2: Calf Flexibility

The Baudry Therapy Center/ BRIO Running Series continues this week focusing on the feet. Last week, we began working on strengthening the feet with some specific toe exercises. You may even be able to see some space developing between your toes when you attempt to separate them. This week, we are going to tackle another very important component – calf flexibility! Calf flexibility will help build efficient running, strong feet and strong calves. Listed below are two exercises to add to your routine.

The Challenge: Running Requires Calf Strength

Toe raises

1. Stand with the balls of your feet on the edge of a sturdy step. Let your heels come below the level of the step until you feel a slight stretch, then lift your heels up until you are on your tiptoes. Start with repetitions of 10-15 for 1-2 sets. The goal is to get strong enough to perform 2 sets of 30 repetitions.

 2. After performing your heel raises stretch out the calves by keeping one knee straight, and bending the other knee allowing the heel of the straight leg to go below the level of the step. Hold the stretch for 20 seconds, repeat 2-3 times each side.

eccentric calf 3. Look for our next running blog next Sunday to learn dynamic stretching techniques for the foot and ankle.

If you missed last week’s article, Running Series, Part 1: The Runner’s Foot, please take a minute to read.