Saturday, January 15, 2011

Low-Cal Tuna-Cranberry Lettuce Wraps/Salad

I'm a huge fan of tuna salad sandwiches, I think they are super simple and super satisfying, but maybe not the healthiest of options. I got a new cookbook called The 150 Healthiest 15-Minute Recipes on Earth by Jonny Bowden and he had a healthy alternative called the Low-Cal Tuna-Cranberry Lettuce Wrap. I decided to put mine over romaine instead of wrapping it in lettuce leaves, but you can do it either way.

What you need:
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons prepared, juice-sweetened cranberry sauce, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt (I used Greek)
  • 1 can (7oz) tuna fish in water, drained and flaked
  • 1/3 cup diced celery, optional
  • 1/3 cup diced green apple, optional
  • 2 tablespoons sliced toasted almonds
  • Large lettuce leaves

What to do:
  • In a medium bowl mix together cranberry sauce and yogurt (if not using celery and apple use only one tablespoon)
  • Add the tuna, celery, if using, apple, if using and almonds
  • Mix gently to combine well
  • Spoon a few tablespoons into each lettuce leaf, roll up and serve (or dump on top of romaine hearts like I did)

Here's the nutritional break down:

Yield: 2 generous portions
Per Serving: 211 calories, 6g Fat, 28g Protein, 12g Carbohydrates, 2g Dietary Fiber, 30mg Cholesterol, 363mg Sodium

This was so yummy and a great new take on tuna salad, hope you like it as much as I did!

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