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Garden Tuna Pita Sandwiches

 Garden Tuna Pita Sandwiches
A well-balanced meal packed into a pita is a breeze to whip up. Not a fan of tuna? Try canned chicken. —Rebecca Clark, Warrior, Alabama
3 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 pouches (one 5 ounces, one 2-1/2 ounces) light water-packed tuna
  • 3/4 cup 2% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 6 whole wheat pita pocket halves
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 6 slices tomato

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Line pita halves
  • with spinach and tomato; fill each with 1/3 cup tuna mixture. Yield:
  • 3 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2 filled pita halves equals 362 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 1,114 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.