Healthy Recipe: Tuna Pita Sandwich

by admin on January 25, 2011

This sandwich tastes good, it’s easy to make, and is about as healthy as you can get.

Don’t settle for any old sandwich when you can get a high scoring tuna pita like this one. A great way to satisfy the appetites of even the most active of athletes. Serves 4.

Tuna Pita Bread Recipe

INGREDIENTS

8 fresh or dried tomatoes (not oil packed)
1 1/2 cup packed shredded cabbage with carrot (coleslaw mix)
3 Tbs. fat-free mayo dressing or salad dressing
1 teaspoon horseradish mustard
6 ounces plain all white tuna packed in water
2 whole wheat pita pockets cut in half
DIRECTIONS:

In a small bowl cover tomatoes with boiling water, let stand about 10 min or until softened.

Drain tomatoes and cut into small strips, toss tomato strips with shredded cabbage and carrot mixture.

Combine mayo fat-free dressing or fat-free salad dressing, horseradish mustard.

Add to cabbage – tomato mixture toss to coat

To fix sandwiches divide tuna and cabbage mixture and spread onto toasted pita bread and cut into halves.

And, to mix things up a little, why not try toasting the sandwich!

HEALTH BENEFITS
High in protein, tuna is low in saturated fat and a good choice because it tastes so good. Tomatoes provide Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and antioxidants. Carrots and cabbage are both wonderful sources of Beta Carotene and Vitamin K.

From Karen Ficarelli

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