Protein Packed Lunch: Tuna Wrapped in Lettuce
Tuna fish is a food that is packed with protein, but for many people, the taste alone makes it hard to eat on a consistent basis. Try this recipe, which can also be found at , that will help add a little flavor to some fish while making it a well balanced meal with vegetables, legumes and some more healthy fats.
4 whole Romain lettuce leaves
1 6-oz can of tuna, water packed & drained
1/2 cup pinto beans, drained
1/8 diced avocado
4 diced green olives
1/2 diced medium tomato
Heat up beans in microwave for 1 minute. Break tuna up into little chunks. Mix all ingredients (except for lettuce) together in a large bowl. Clean lettuce with cold and drain. Divide the mixture up into 4 even portions and wrap into leaves of lettuce. You can substitute pinto beans with either 3 oz cooked sweet potatoes or 1/2 cup cooked brown rice. Note: Nutritional facts will vary with substituted ingredients.
Total Fat 7
Total Carbohydrate 40g
Source: Oxygen Magazine