This is an easy way to get full fast, and get a high dose of greens in the process. And also enjoy your favorite cheats. I got this idea from a ski trip with Dr. Joel Fuhrman a couple years ago.
Step 1 is to get a package of Romaine Lettuce Hearts. These are available everywhere- they are tasty and crunchy.
Step 2 is to take one of the Romaine Hearts out of the package, wash it, and then chew the very top of it off.
Step 3 is to then open the middle of the Romaine Heart and stuff it with literally anything you might like the taste of. For example, a couple slices of bacon makes this super tasty. Not something Dr. Fuhrman would approve of, but a tasty treat none the less.
Step 4 is to improvise and enjoy. Eat the whole thing and you will be so full. Goat cheese is something I have also tried, and found very tasty.
This is an important tip because one Romaine Heart is around 6 ounces. Which brings you close to the daily half pound of greens target that we have people aim for on The Cheat System Diet.
Romaine lettuce is a Micronutrient Powerhouse. It is high in an array of vitamins and minerals that are particularly good for heart health, stroke prevention, as well as weight loss and staying full.
Let us know the variations that you make!
Wendy posted this comment below:
“Thanks for this, Habib. I do this all the time, but it never occurred to me to call it a burrito. Genius! Just calling it a burrito changes everything. And I love doing it. Another type of “burrito” is one made with nori instead of romaine lettuce. Nori is also a nutritional powerhouse. I can see a Cheat System Burrito cookbook in the making.”
Robin posted this comment below:
“THAT is a really interesting thing to do!! My husband can’t have gluten OR brown rice (a food sensitivity) but he can have lettuce and bacon so this might be fun for him. Add a little tomato and there’s a BLT!!”
Cady posted this comment below:
“Yesterday I made a salmon burrito on whole wheat tortilla with lettuce and spinach, but didn’t really like the weight of the ww tortilla. This will be perfect for a salmon burrito, with a touch of lemon yogurt dressing! Instead of tartar! Can’t wait for lunch time today!”