Blue & White Owls, Penzance
Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps
It’s been a while since I shared a new 5:2 diet recipe, and to be honest, I have fallen off the 5:2 diet wagon a wee bit over the last few months as I have been away so much; but, I have only put on 4 kilos, and on intermittent fast days I have lost 2 kilos, so a total weight gain of 2 kilos over 2 and a half months is not bad at all! I am back on track again however, for the next 3 to 4 weeks anyway, and this was a meal that we enjoyed a week ago on a hot and sunny day……it’s carb-free and very satisfying with a tangy piquant kick in the tuna mayonnaise sauce.
As an avid fan of tuna salad, especially in sandwiches, this recipe satisfied my tuna salad sandwich craving without the added calories that I would have had from a couple of slices of bread. The salad crisper drawer in my fridge revealed a large iceberg lettuce that I had bought to make some Layered Picnic Salads in a Jar for a picnic, and in a light bulb moment I realised that I could have my tuna salad sandwiches, albeit bound in lettuce leaves instead of bread, and eat them. A solo tomato and spring onion were then added to mix and I was ready to go……..
….these cool low-calorie wraps come in at a very low 154 calories per serving, which is 3 to 4 wraps per person – depending on how large your lettuce leaves are! Apart from the fact that they are low in calories, they are also super healthy and their good points comprise:
So, as well as being a tasty low-calorie luncheon recipe they are also great as part of a healthy and nutritious diet. Of course, once you have made the tuna salad mixture, you can serve it with bread for any family members who aren’t on a diet.
You may wonder what blue and white owls and Penzance have to do with my latest 5:2 diet recipe, well it’s all about my association with Churchill China…..as regular readers will know I am Churchill China’s Blogger Ambassador and I would like to showcase a couple of their latest products from The Caravan Trail series and namely the Penzance pattern. On show today are a pair of very lovely Owls, as in a cruet set (salt and pepper shakers) and some rather dishy new bowls too. The bowls are wonderful for ice creams, desserts, puddings as well as tuna salad, as you can see. And, the owl salt and pepper shakers are practical as well as fun, and are part of our family already!
As well as my new pair of owls and wonderful bowls, I also served my lunch on some Penzance dinner plates. If you fancy winning some Penzance items including a set of 4 of the bowls I used, then why not enter my latest giveaway here: Win a “Penzance” Summer Pudding Baking Set RRP: £75 and have a little look at my other Churchill posts that feature Penzance china here: Churchill China – The Caravan Trail – Penzance. That’s all for today, do pop back soon for my latest Travel Stories post about Singapore and Nova Scotia, as well as some new recipes. Have a wonderful day, Karen
Disclaimer: I received a Churchill china Penzance dinnerware service for free, in order to share and showcase the china with my readers as part of my sponsored collaboration with Churchill China. With thanks to Churchill China for sending me some further items from the Penzance range to use and review. I was not asked to write a positive review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.