20-Somethings - Romaine Lettuce the new chip




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Here we go again
09-22-2008, 11:44 AM
I just have to tell you that instead of chips or crackers I've been using Romain lettuce to eat hummus or salsa. I love it! I've been doing it for a couple of months. I serve it at parties and its quickly becoming a huge hit. I thought I would share it with everyone!

6 leaves of romaine is only 15 cals compared to chips which are not. :)


Taurie
09-22-2008, 11:47 AM
That's excellent.
Not only is it fewer calories but it's higher in minerals and fiber!

luvja
09-22-2008, 12:14 PM
What a great idea. I wish I could eat lettuce. :( It makes me very sick.


julie99s
09-22-2008, 02:02 PM
I just ate some romaine lettuce with fat free sour cream and salsa mixed together. Yum!

Here we go again
09-22-2008, 02:04 PM
That sounds so good!

PhotoChick
09-22-2008, 02:23 PM
luvja - can you eat cabbage or kale? You could try subbing those for lettuce if you wanted to dry the dip thing.

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ghost
09-22-2008, 02:40 PM
I like to use romaine lettuce leaves instead of tortillas for wraps. cuts about 150 cals out of the picture!

smallification
09-23-2008, 10:13 AM
I like to use romaine lettuce leaves instead of tortillas for wraps. cuts about 150 cals out of the picture!
This is a really good idea, thank you!

RememberHowToSmile
09-23-2008, 09:30 PM
Besides romaine lettuce you can use celery and carrots to eat hummas too.

yesitsmeagain
09-23-2008, 10:18 PM
Hmmm...can you think of a good substitute for tortilla chips that goes with green salsa (like, 99% jalapeno salsa)? If so, you will be my hero!

JennyG
09-23-2008, 10:31 PM
Great Idea, I heard of using those lettuce leaves for wraps and such - still yet to try. but for dipping into my fav hummus!! GREAT IDEA! Thanks!

ellieflorida
09-23-2008, 10:33 PM
I like to use romaine lettuce leaves instead of tortillas for wraps. cuts about 150 cals out of the picture!

I do that too! It saves so many calories.
Also, endive leaves are good for dipping into salsas and hummus type dips because they're firm and shaped with a dip and high sides.

angelanicole23
09-24-2008, 06:02 PM
ooh I tried it tonight with salsa and ff sour cream... I was a little apprehensive when I read this thread last night but was washing/spinning my lettuce earlier and said heck i'll try it........YUM!!! So crunchy and good!!!!! Suggest this to everyone!