Friday, May 17, 2013

Low Calorie Tuna Salad Wrap

Tuna salad sandwiches have always been my favorite, but traditional tuna salad is high in calories from the mayo. This wrap is 240 scrumptious wholesome calories.

If you are not a tuna fan, you can easily use canned chicken instead of tuna. You can change this recipe up to include what you like in a tuna salad. I am a plain Jane when it comes to my tuna salad. I like dill pickles, lettuce, and mayo. However I do not use traditional store bought mayo. I make my own out of Greek yogurt. It tastes the same to me and has 15 calories per serving compared to 90 per serving of regular mayo. I have included the recipe for my Greek yogurt mayo below. I make up a tub of it and use it in all the recipes that call for mayo. It is a huge calorie saver and very tasty! Yes I have tried veganaise and all the other low calorie stuff out there, and I don't care for it.

Now on to the wraps. I use a gluten-free wrap that has flax in it. It is 100 calories per wrap and they are high in protein and fiber. I have a local organic stand here that sells them. If you don't have access to them, then you can go to trader joes, they have two different gluten-free wraps. Or you can make your own using this recipe: gluten free wraps.

Low Calorie Gluten-Free Tuna Salad Wrap
1 TBSP Greek Yogurt Mayo (recipe below)
1 5 ounce can tuna in water (drained)
Romaine Lettuce
Dill Pickles
1 gluten free wrap or gluten free tortilla
*optional: tomatoes, cucumbers, sprouts... whatever you like!

Greek Yogurt Mayo:
1 24oz tub of plain Greek yogurt
The juice of one lemon
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Stir all together and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

Mix one 5 ounce can of tuna with 1 TBSP greek mayo. 

Wrap up and serve!

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