Keto Italian Sub Lettuce Wrap Meal Prep
There’s no shortage of lettuce wrap meal prep ideas on the internet, and for good reason. It’s one of our favorite preparations for fresh flavor, lighter caloric intake, and ease of transport. We love these Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps, and these amazing Sweet Potato and Black Bean Veggie Burgers are also fantastic in this fun, leafy, portable preparation. But we thought we’d use this approach to enjoy a fun spin on a classic: the Italian Sub!
Despite its name, the Italian Sub is said to have been invented in Portland, Maine. In the early 20th century lots of Italians were emigrating to New England to take advantage of the work opportunities there. And luckily for us, they also brought great lunch ideas! According to food historians, an Italian baker accepted the request of local dockworkers to add meat, cheese, and fresh vegetables to the baked rolls he was selling from a pushcart. The rest, as they say, is Italian Sub history. And today it is the inspiration for our newest meal prep idea!
Easy keto lettuce wraps packed with salami, ham, provolone, lettuce, and a quick red wine and vinegar dressing.
Salami, sliced ham, provolone, and tomato come together between crisp leaves of fresh romaine, and are perfectly complemented by a quick dip in a homemade red wine vinegar dressing. Don’t forget salt and fresh black pepper! The simple but effective seasoning finish is not only traditional to the original version, but such an important detail for bringing all the flavors togehter. We’ve already lightened up the traditional sandwich a bit by offering it as a lettuce wrap meal prep, but feel free to omit the cheese for a Whole30 compliant version!
For such a low-calorie plate (209 calories per serving), this lettuce wrap meal prep is delicious and still packs and impressive protein punch- almost 30 grams per wrap! Take them to work, take them to the dinner table, or take them to their original home on the docks of Maine. Wherever you enjoy them, this Italian Sub Lettuce Wrap is a super easy and satisfying meal prep idea!
Italian Sub Lettuce Wrap Meal Prep Ingredients:
4-8 large romaine lettuce leaves, washed, rinsed, and dried
8 oz salami slices
8 oz sliced ham
4 oz sliced provolone (for whole30 version off the cheese)
1 large tomato, sliced
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
Himalayan sea salt
- 8 large romaine lettuce leaves rinsed and dried
- 8 ounces salami*
- 8 ounces sliced ham*
- 4 ounces provolone leave off for paleo/whole30
- 1 large tomato sliced
- 1/4 cup olive oil or avocado oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- salt & pepper as desired
- Wash and dry romaine lettuce leaves and set aside inside meal prep container.
- Fill with fresh sliced salami, ham, provolone, tomato, and season with a bit of salt and pepper.
- Whisk together the red wine & vinegar dressing on the side with a fork and divide between dressing jars.
- To serve, wrap the meat and cheese tightly in the wrap and drizzle with oil and vinegar.
- Store in the fridge for 4-5 days.