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Iced London Fog Latte WW FRIENDLY!

Hey Ya’ll! How many of you like tea lattes? I definitely do but you can’t get them at many places around me other than Starbucks. As much as I was loving my London Fog Latte, I wasn’t loving the points and I wasn’t loving the price. A Venti was costing me $5.70 or so and that just wasn’t something I wanted to spend every single day. And then one day as I was watching them make my iced latte, I thought to myself, “Why the heck am I just not making these?” And so the next day I did and it tasted EXACTLY like what I was buying. It was less calories AND cost way less. Starbucks offers almond milk but it’s sweetened and I wasn’t sure how much they were actually using so I couldn’t count points accurately and I didn’t want it sweetened anyway! So here’s my Mock Starbucks Iced London Fog!

Iced London Fog Latte

Serves 1

Ingredients

  1.  Two tea bags of Earl Grey tea. You can use whatever brand you like. Amazon has many like the one I linked but you can definitely find them in your local grocer.
  2. 1/2 Cup of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  3. Sugar Free Vanilla Coffee Syrup (I use Torani and it can be found at most grocers as well as Amazon here)
  4. Ice (I usually use at least 1/2 of a tray because I like mine super cold)
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Copycat Lettuce Wraps

Does anyone else ever go through a bunch of recipes when they’re looking for something specific that they want to make? If I want something specific, I’ll look through available recipes and end up pulling a little bit of something from each recipe I find and make my own. Most of the time it works out fantastically, like this particular recipe I altered from a bunch of sources.

Here you have my recipe for a copycat recipe of P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps. I LOVE these lettuce wraps. I HATE chain restaurants. There’s just something about them that I don’t like. I hate the thought of pre-packaged or half homemade food. I know many chains claim they make everything in house now and that may be true but I still would rather go to a family-owned or a even a restaurant with just a handful of locationss. I still find myself going to some chains depending on who I am dining with and sometimes just for the ease of it. PF Chang’s is one chain restaurant that I can tolereate, especially since I love their lettuce wraps (like the rest of America).

Here’s my altered recipe made from a hodgepodge of different recipes floating around. I hope you enjoy!

CopyCat Lettuce Wraps

Serves 2-3 as a main meal

Ingredients

  1. One pound of ground turkey (you can use ground chicken to be more like the regular recipe but I like turkey better)
  2. Olive oil spray or oil spray of choice
  3. One small white or yellow onion diced
  4. 8 oz of mushrooms chopped (you can use any mushroom you prefer. I’ve used baby bellas but shiitake would be awesome!)
  5. Four tablespoons of Hoison Sauce
  6. Two tablespoons of reduced sodium soy sauce
  7. One tablespoon of rice vinegar
  8. One tablespoon of chili garlic sauce
  9. One teaspoon of fresh ginger grated
  10. 3 cloves of garlic chopped
  11. One can (8 oz) of water chestnuts diced
  12. Iceberg lettuce for serving

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