Kid Friendly Around the World Recipes: Thai Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

If your dinner time is anything like ours, your meals aren’t always greeted with excitement by your kids.  Unlike Proverbs 31 mom, my children are not rising up from the table and calling me blessed, when they see our dinner.  Nevertheless, I continue to dabble in Around the World recipes but adjusting them to a more kid friendly version.  Sometimes that means allowing them to top my gourmet meals with ketchup. I know, disgusting but hey I have to pick my battles.  This month I will be sharing with you our kid friendly Around the World recipes, so stop by again to check out the featured recipe.

Over the holidays, my four-year old decided he didn’t like turkey.  He heard a children story about a turkey who was afraid because he was going to get eaten the next day for Thanksgiving.  So you see mom, you’re not alone in these dinner battles.  Well, this recipe is super easy and kid friendly.  They get to eat with their hands, it has peanut butter and it’s healthy(hee, hee, they don’t even realize their eating their veggies). You can also eat this with  a bed of rice.

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps  created in  my cocina(kitchen)

Ingredients

  • 3cps of cooked chicken -sliced, cubed or shredded, whatever butters your biscuit
  • 2tbl soy sauce- if it’s the thick concentrated kind use 1/2 the amount
  • 1/2cp shredded carrots/carrot sticks
  • 1/4 cpwater chestnuts sliced
  • bib lettuce leaves or any kind wide enough to hold your filling
  • 3tbl red bell pepper chopped small
  • 1tbl ginger
  • 3tbl of crushed peanuts
  • salt to taste

Thai Peanut Sauce

  • 1/4cp of peanut butter
  • 1/2cp of coconut milk or substitute it with lime juice and omit 1.5tbl below
  • 2tbl honey
  • 1 minced garlic or my kids preference 2tbl garlic paste (for texture reasons)
  • 2tbl soy sauce or 1/2 the amount if it’s concentrated
  • 1.5 tbl lime juice
  • optional-chili paste/crushed red peppers I can’t get my kids to eat hot sauce and I am Mexican but if you can go for it
  1. In a bowl mix chicken ingredients together, minus the lettuce.
  2. In another bowl mix sauce ingredients together. If your kids need it to be a bit sweeter just add more honey. I like mine a bit more runny so I added 2 tbl of water.
  3. Place chicken filling in lettuce leaves and drizzle with peanut sauce or place on the side for dipping.

Image above is not my own. If you know who the credit goes to please contact me so I can share.

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31 Responses to “Kid Friendly Around the World Recipes: Thai Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce”

  1. January 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    This recipe sounds really good, We are definitely going to give it a try!

  2. January 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    Jamie, it’s good and easy! Let me know how it turns out for you.

  3. January 11, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    Yay, a yummy recipe I can eat on my diet! It looks so good! Thanks for linking it up at my linky party

  4. January 12, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    This looks delicious! And healthy…gotta love that1

    • January 13, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

      Janel,
      LOL, at your blogs title. I love to read the stories behind people blog titles. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. January 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    These sound amazing! I wish I were eating them now instead of the lunch I brought to work =o(

    • January 13, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

      Erin,
      Ha, they are easy to reheat for lunch. I had them for left overs today and I just mixed up my rice and meat and put the lettuce in a ziploc bag and I was good to go!

  6. January 13, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    I love lettuce wraps and this recipe looks perfect! I especially like your peanut sauce. Thanks for sharing this!

    • January 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      Mjskit,
      Thanks for the sweet note! It was love at first bite when I first had them at Chili’s.

  7. January 14, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    Mmmm, this sounds good. A little like the lettuce wraps from P.F. Chang’s, maybe? Thanks for sharing – definitely have to give them a try!

  8. January 15, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    We love Thai peanut recipes!!! YUM!
    Beth =-)

  9. January 16, 2012 at 1:43 am #

    Oooh I am always on the lookout for a healthy and kid friendly recipe, this looks great! Have pinned and will be trying. Thanks for sharing :)

  10. January 16, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    Looks awesome! I’d LOVE for you to come link this up in my MenuPlan & recipe link up this week! I’m looking for some new recipes to try! Thanks, Susie http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2012/01/menu-planning-monday-link-up-recipes.html

  11. Anonymous
    January 17, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    omg yum! visiting via french country cottage.

    would love to have you stop over to my kate spade giveaway!

    http://www.hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/01/something-old-something-new-giveaway.html

    smiles.

    michele

  12. January 17, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    I love these wraps! I’m having a linky party again, and would love it if you joined! Here is the link! http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party-3 Thanks for sharing!

  13. January 17, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    These look so yummy, and healthy, these will so help me with my diet. thanks so much for sharing! Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday’s Best!

  14. January 19, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    Never mind kid friendly, my husband and I would love these!

    Thanks for linking up to Friday Food on Momtrends.com!

  15. January 21, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    i love thai lettuce wraps! can’t wait to try these!

  16. Anonymous
    January 24, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    what kind of honey is it?

    • January 24, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

      nothing fancy just your normal Pure Honey in the grocery store.

      • Anonymous
        March 19, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

        making tonight.
        is this a hot or cold dish?

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