31 March 2017

Lettuce Wraps with Tuna and Avocado

I have embraced a new sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free diet for the past 8 weeks. I have enjoyed a sixteen pound weight loss which is fabulous but the main thing is that I am feeling so good!  I can feel my mood brighten, my mental clarity is back and overall feel a sense of wellness. I have a long road ahead but I can sense that this eating style will be with me for the rest of my life.

One of the things I have missed is bread. Bread and I were best buddies. I decided to not look for a replacement but instead look for another way of eating. For me lettuce wraps were a wonderful way to eat sandwich style ingredients in a healthy way.  I love butter lettuce and for me it makes a perfect wrap because the leaves are pliable. I also love the mild taste of butter lettuce after all, the word butter must be a good thing!

Lettuce wraps with Tuna and Avocado

1 can Tuna
1 avocado
6 large butter lettuce leaves
2 slices onion 
Garlic powder
Pink Himalayan salt
Fresh ground pepper

Wash lettuce and pat dry. Drain tuna, flake and put into a medium mixing bowl. Chop avocado and add to the bowl. Add chopped onion and seasonings.  Add the juice of 1/2 the lime. Mix gently.  Take one lettuce leaf and spoon 1/6th of the mixture into the center of the leaf. Place on plate. Continue with the five other lettuce leaves.  Serve chilled or at room temperature. 

This is delicious!  I am glad it makes the amount it does, as it was a perfect amount for two.  So fresh and delicious.  I didn't miss the mayo since the avocado is creamy.  The butter lettuce is strong enough to hold the filling, too, so it is not messy at all.

Perfect spring meal!