So, I had these two cans of tuna packed in water that I’ve had in the cabinet since… well… they’re not expired, but I’m not certain just exactly when I purchased them. Maybe in 2010 or 2011? It was before I started the UAMS Weight Loss Program. I searched the Internet for some healthy tuna recipes, and I came across this one from the Mayo Clinic: Tuna Pita Pockets.
These dudes have have a full serving of vegetables, a starch exchange, two protein exchanges, and a fat exchange. On top of that, they’re under 200 calories each! I made them according to the recipe, including careful portioning and measuring. Although it calls for 3/4 cup of filling per pocket half, you could easily do 1/2 cup.
After washing all the vegetables, I shredded the romaine lettuce, dumped in the diced tomatoes from a can, chopped the bell peppers, grated the carrot, chopped the broccoli, and diced the onion. In a separate bowl, I mixed the tuna with the dressing. Putting the two together, I portioned and packed the filling separately from the pita so it would keep for a couple of days without making the pita soggy.
This is my second fish dish that would have been a no-go before getting on track, but that I found enjoyable to have a couple of days in a row now. What do you think? Would you try it? What modifications would you make to this recipe? I wonder how it would taste with raisins added.