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 
Lime
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!
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Terri Steffes
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  1. These look so good! I think I have everything except the avocado already, so I think I will grab one tomorrow and try this out.

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  2. These are exactly the types of recipes I am looking for. The springtime means lighter and fresher options - so this lettuce wrap will be perfect! Yum!

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  3. I love lettuce wraps! I do these tons in the summer when I am not craving bread! I've never added lime though, I definitely will have to try that!

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  4. These look so good! I love tuna salad in a lettuce wrap, and I keep seeing tuna and avocado together! It's gotta be a great combo.

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  5. I have been doing a similar plan for the last 3 weeks, I have lost 12 lbs and hope to continue with this success.

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  6. I love a light lunch recipe during the Summertime. My Mom and I could easily make these together during the week. They look great!

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  7. I don't eat seafood, but I know that my mom would probably love this recipe since she loves tuna salad. Thank you for sharing it! :)

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  8. Congrats on the weight loss and feeling better!! That is a great accomplishment! I love lettuce wraps and avocado. I will have to try these!

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  9. Looks so good I am craving these right now and am going to go make these in a sec. Thanks for the idea!

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  10. Yum this look so healthy and tasty. Very nice. xx

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  11. Such an easy and healthy lunch recipe! I bet the avocado makes such a big difference in the flavor, it's great that you don't even miss the mayo!

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  12. That sounds wonderful. I just commented on another blog that I need to get back to a sugar free-white flour free diet! Good for you. I felt the best I have ever felt when I was eating that way. DON'T go off your plan. KIt is too hard to get back on---trust me--I know!

    I LOVE butter lettuce. It is my favorite lettuce...but hard to find here sometimes. xo Diana

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  13. Lettuce wraps sound really healthy. I'm trying to eat healthy, so this would work great for me!

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  14. Yummy and healthy! You can't ask for more. I love the simplicity of the recipe and the no mess part since the lettuce keeps everything in place

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  15. Good for you!! I, too, am changing my eating habits. And, I decided to blog about it so I hope you will check it out at http://healthylatane.blogspot.com

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  16. I've been on the hunt for some healthy lunch ideas. This sounds delicious and filling. I'll be making this next week!

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  17. Sounds really delicious!

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  18. Mhmm... delicious! I like cooking. Thanks for the recipe.
    Have a nice week.
    Loretta

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  19. This has all my favorite things, avocado, tuna, and onion. Lettuce wraps are such a great alternative to your typical tuna sandwich.

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  20. What a great healthy meal! I'd love to try this for a weekend lunch.

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  21. Omg can we say yum?!?! I'm lettuce wrap obsessed!!! I will have to give your tuna version a try next time I'm in the mood for lettuce wraps!

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  22. Oh these look really good! I love lettuce wraps and I'm going to try and eat more of them this month! This looks like a great recipe.

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  23. WOW! This looks so good and I love that you used lettuce for the wraps. It's healthy and it's packed with flavor. Yum! I would love to make this during the summer as well.

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  24. That looks really tasty. I might give it a go.

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