Tuna Pita Sandwich
Tuna is a cold water fish that is packed with lean protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids that your body cannot produce on its own but must get through food. The brain is composed of more than 60% fat and many brain disorders including Alzheimer’s, depression, memory loss, and attention deficit disorders have been linked to a deficiency in omega-3 fatty acids. Of course you all know the amazing benefits that omega-3 fatty acid fish oils have on decreasing your risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, blood clots, and certain types of cancer (breast, colon and prostate). So enjoy that tuna sandwich knowing that you are helping the health of your body!
1 (5.8-ounce) can of albacore tuna in water
8 cherry tomatoes, chopped
½ onion, thinly sliced
½ teaspoon ground pepper
½ tablespoon olive oil
1 (6-inch) whole wheat pocket pita
½ cup mixed green baby lettuce
In a small bowl, mix the tuna, tomatoes, onion, ground pepper, and olive oil together. Cut the pita in half and fill each pocket with ½ of the lettuce and tuna mixture.
Nutritional Information per serving: 477 calories, 51 g protein, 47.8 g carbohydrates, 7.5 g fiber, 8 g fat, 1g saturated fat, 910 mg sodium