Blue & White Owls, Penzance and Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps (5:2 Diet)

Blue & White Owls, Penzance and Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps (5:2 Diet)

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps (5:2 Diet)

Blue & White Owls, Penzance

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Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

(5:2 Diet)

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps  5:2 Diet

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.

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

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……..

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

….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.

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

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!

The Caravan Trail Penzance Owl Cruet Set

The Caravan Trail Penzance Owl Cruet Set

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 

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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.  

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Serves 2
Prep time 5 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Salad, Snack
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Region British
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
Tasty carb-free wraps that are full of taste and flavour, with each portion only coming in at 154 calories per 3 wraps. These are perfect for anyone following a low-calorie diet such as the 5:2 fast diet or Weight Watchers. Nutritional Analysis: Good points Low in sugar High in niacin High in phosphorus Very high in selenium High in vitamin B12

Ingredients

  • 185g tinned tuna in water
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 tablespoon low fat mayonnaise 25 A
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 6 large iceberg lettuce leaves
  • lemon wedges to serve

Note

Tasty carb-free wraps that are full of taste and flavour, with each portion only coming in at 154 calories per 3 wraps. These are perfect for anyone following a low-calorie diet such as the 5:2 fast diet or Weight Watchers. (Makes 6 wraps - 3 wraps per serving = 154 calories)

Nutritional Analysis:
Good points
Low in sugar
High in niacin
High in phosphorus
Very high in selenium
High in vitamin B12

Directions

Step 1 Drain the tinned tuna and place it into a bowl. Finely dice the tomato and chop the spring onion into small pieces before adding them to the tuna.
Step 2 Add the mayonnaise, garlic granules and Tabasco and gently mix together.
Step 3 Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if needed and then divide the mixture between the lettuce leaves, spooning the mixture into the middle of the leaves before rolling up into a wrap.
Step 4 Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutritional Analysis

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Comments

  1. says

    I’m having this for my dinner tonight. Fact. Love the blue owls. So pretty. I too haven’t stuck to the 5:2 over the holiday but I’m back on now with a vengeance and it seems to be ok.

  2. Nadiastanbridge says

    Great idea and great substitute for tuna sandwich …. The lovely blue owls provide the perfect finishing touch too. Another Caravan Trail set that will have to be added to the collection!

  3. says

    The tuna wraps are such a lovely idea. I am on hols at the moment and over indulging and would need to try these when I get back. This penzance crockery is gorgeous. I have noticed yuo using them a lot and they are so pretty that I keep dreaming of a set for myself.

  4. says

    Thank you for this healthy recipe :) since it seems very easy to make and I have all necessary ingredients it’s quite possible I will try it for tomorrow’s lunch.

  5. says

    Those owls are adorable! They have been added to my Christmas wish list, which consists mostly of your Churchill China Caravan Trail recommendations! ;-)

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