Tuna Pitas

Author: Canadian Living

Per serving
Restaurant cost $6.00
To make $1.95
Savings $4.05

Healthy Lunch Tip: Using whole wheat pita instead of white increases fibre by up to 4 grams. Using light mayonnaise instead of regular saves up to 4.5 grams of fat (or 40 calories) per sandwich.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2009

Ingredients

  • 2 cans solid white tuna in water, drained
  • 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped black olives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimiento
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 2 marinated artichoke hearts drained, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 2 whole wheat pita pockets
  • 1 cup packed shredded leaf lettuce
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 20 slices cucumbers
  • 1 carrots grated

Method

In bowl, mix together tuna, mayonnaise, olives, pimientos, onion, artichoke hearts, salt and pepper. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days.)

Halve pitas and open to form pockets. Divide mixture among pita halves; top with lettuce, sprouts, cucumber and carrot.

Nutritional facts Per sandwich: about

  • Sodium 552 mg
  • Protein 21 g
  • Calories 256.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Potassium 451 mg
  • Cholesterol 32 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 25 g

%RDI

  • Iron 18.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 17.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 29.0
  • Vitamin C 20.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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