Friday, February 25, 2011
I think I like it!
The hubby and I were discussing what we eat and how to get a better balance of the protein/fat/carb ratio. He wondered if lettuce wraps would be a good idea. I immediately thought of the Boca burgers or peanut butter sandwiches I do and recoiled so that wasn't going to work. But I do eat tuna fish sandwiches about once or twice a week, I could do lettuce wraps with those. Better yet, I could do those fancy endive cups you see on Food Network shows for fancier appetizers.
So this grocery trip I bought some endive made up my usual tuna fish mix (1 can Bumblebee tuna in water - triple washed and drained, 2 tbsp light Miracle Whip, green onions, and a touch of pepper). I peeled back 4 leaves, washed them, cut the ends a little nicer and was able to divide the tuna into 4 portions and they fit perfectly. It was awesome. I like a little crunch with my tuna salad whether it's by adding some pea shoots, broccoli slaw mix, lettuce or Claussen pickle slices (drool- but so sodium laden) but these gave a nice crunch and I didn't even miss the bread. It does make my fat/carb/protein ratio get basically to perfect for my intended plan. (50 carbs, 25 protein, 25 fat) So this is a good option for me and kinda makes me feel like a fancy pants too!
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