Diabetic Dish of the Week – Under-the-Sea Tuna Pockets

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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Under-the-Sea Tuna Pockets. Made with Unsalted Tuna Packed in Water, Fat-Free Mayonnaise, Celery, Worcestershire Sauce, and Dried Dill Weed are just some of the ingredients you’ll need to make this week’s recipe. The Dish is 237 calories and 20 net carbs per serving. You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management web site. At the Diabetes Self Management site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more so be sure to check it out. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine, one of my favorites. I left a link to subscribe at the bottom of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Under-the-Sea Tuna Pockets
Tuna sandwiches are an old sack-lunch standby, but with this Mediterranean twist on the traditional, you (or your child) will really look forward to mealtime! Ready in just 10 minutes, the combination of whole-wheat pita, tuna, cheese and assorted veggies is sure to keep hunger at bay for hours

Preparation time: 10 minutes.
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Ingredients
2 large (6 1/2″) whole wheat pita breads, cut in half(this recipe uses only 3 pita halves)
6 ounces unsalted tuna packed in water, drained
3 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped celery
Dash Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
3 leaves romaine lettuce
3 slices American cheese, cut in half diagonally to form triangles
6 slices fresh tomato
6 slices cucumber with peel (or peeled if preferred)
6 pitted kalamata or black olives

Directions
Slice pita bread in half. Use only three pita pocket halves for this recipe. Mix tuna salad in small bowl by combining drained tuna, fat-free mayonnaise, chopped celery, Worcestershire sauce, dill weed, and lemon juice. To assemble the pita sandwiches, place one romaine lettuce leaf inside each pita half. Scoop 5 tablespoons of tuna salad mixture (1/3 of recipe) into each pita half. Insert 2 triangles of American cheese into each pita half. Place 2 slices of tomato and 2 slices of cucumber in the pita sandwich. Garnish with two olives. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until serving time.

Yield: 3 pita sandwich halves.

Serving size: 1 pita sandwich half.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 237 calories, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Protein: 23 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 678 mg, Fiber: 3 g

Under-the-Sea Tuna Pockets

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