Canned tuna is a good source of low-fat protein and provides many vitamins and minerals, including selenium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin B-12 and niacin. Here it's served with chopped vegetables in pita bread for a quick lunch or light dinner.
1 1/2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
3/4 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell peppers
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped broccoli
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 cans (6 ounces each) low-salt white tuna packed in water, drained
1/2 cup low-fat ranch dressing
3 whole-wheat pita pockets, cut in half
In a large bowl, add the lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, broccoli and onions. Toss to mix evenly.
In a small bowl, add the tuna and ranch dressing. Stir to mix well. Add the tuna mixture to the lettuce mixture and stir to combine.
Scoop 3/4 cup of the tuna salad into each pita pocket half and serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings
Per serving: 199 calories, 5 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 23 g carbohydrate,
15 g protein, 4 g dietary fiber, 357 mg sodium.