Low Carb Mu Shu Lettuce Wraps

Wow…Wait until you taste this delectable recipe! It’s a low carb, calorie and fat variation of Mu Shu chicken or pork using lean ground turkey breast and lettuce leaves instead of white tortilla-like wrappers.  Leftovers taste great reheated for lunch the next day. Each lettuce wrap, only 73 calories and 1 gram of fat. Here’s to yummy lunch, dinner or appetizer the whole family will enjoy!
Low Carb Mu Shu Lettuce Wraps

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 14 wraps

Food Facts

Mu Shu pork (also spelled moo shu pork or mu xu pork) is a dish of northern Chinese origin. It is believed to have first appeared on the menus of Chinese restaurants in the US in the late 1960s.  Since then, it’s been s a real staple of American Chinese cuisine.
The large, sweet leaves of Boston lettuce are buttery textured, soft and tender. This lettuce is a popular choice for use as wraps for appetizers and hors d’oeuvres and it’s frequently paired with fruits and creamy cheeses. Since it can be easily bruised it’s package it in protective plastic containers called “clamshells.”

Shopping Tips

Most supermarkets sell in the produce section, plastic containers of Boston lettuce leaves. You’ll use about 1½ heads washed and dried. You need a total of 14 leaves for this recipe.
Hoisin sauce can be found in the Asian section of the supermarket. There are gluten-free hoisin sauces sold at stores like Whole Foods and Amazon.com.
Plum sauce can be found in the Asian section of the supermarket. It’s totally optional to use and if you leave it out, these wraps still taste amazing!
Ginger (in a jar) is a terrific product and can be found in the produce section of the supermarket.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints 2-Green
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 lettuce wrap (not including plum sauce)
73 calories, 1g fat, 0g sat. fat, 20mg chol, 9g protein, 8g carbs, 1g fiber, 217mg sodium, 4g sugar

FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
29 calories, 0g sat. fat, 1g protein, 4g sugar


Low Carb Mu Shu Lettuce Wraps

Low Carb Mu Shu Lettuce Wraps

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian, Chinese
Servings 14
Calories 73 kcal


Ingredients for Wraps:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound 99% fat-free ground turkey breast
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce, see shopping tips (look for gluten-free, if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (from a jar) or fresh grated ginger root, see shopping tips
  • ½ cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 5 cups shredded cabbage
  • cups shredded carrots
  • 14 leaves Boston lettuce (about 1½ heads) washed, dried and leaves separated, see shopping tips

Ingredients for Toppings:

  • ½ cup chopped scallions
  • cup Asian plum sauce (optional), see shopping tips


  • Coat a large nonstick pan with cooking spray. Brown ground turkey over medium-high heat, breaking up the pieces. When cooked and cool enough to handle, break up turkey pieces until minced.Stir in hoisin sauce, ginger, apple juice, cabbage and carrots; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until cabbage is crisp-tender.
  • To assemble each lettuce wrap: Spoon ⅓ cup of turkey filling onto 1 lettuce leaf. Add a little scallions on top of each. If desired, drizzle 1 teaspoon plum sauce over the top.


Serving: 1wrapCalories: 73kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 9gFat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 217mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gBlue Smart Points: 1Green Smart Points: 2Plus Points: 2
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