Lunch is either the easiest or toughest meals of the day. Breakfast is usually limited to certain foods, and you follow the same pattern, but not lunch.

In our house, lunch is typically leftovers. If we didn’t have any (which lately we haven’t) then we are on to searching for what to have. I do a lot of meal prep and cooking for dinner. We eat fresh, homemade, meals every day. I have an entire monthly dinner meal plan that I follow to a T. It helps our budget and it helps our food intake. With that said, I don’t like to spend a lot of time on lunch. Lunch is the meal to get me to the awesome delicious homemade – dinner.

Spicy Tuna Wrap
I do enjoy a tuna sandwich with yogurt on a typical basis. The sandwich is so easy to make and the yogurt is as easy as putting the yogurt in the bowl. But sometimes I get bored, but don’t want much more prep for lunch.

That’s where the spicy tuna was born. I wanted to change up the bread for a wrap, and add some of my favorite veggies to the process. It’s as easy as a few slices with the knife and then the mixing of the tuna. The calories are about the same as a sandwich with yogurt – as the wrap with yogurt.

 

 

Mix the Tuna
I shop at Aldi. It saves us a ton of money – about 50 percent of what we used to spend in groceries. I use their canned white tuna. Using the whole can in a glass mixing bowl, combine the tuna with a tablespoon of sour cream, and a tablespoon of mayo. You can go with light mayo and light sour cream if you wish to lower your calorie count.

Then here is where it gets spicy. I love SRIRACHA. I used two tablespoons in mine. If you want to kick it up, even more, try three! Mix well and scoop half of the mix onto a white small flour tortilla. I use the small Aldi brand tortilla. This will make your wrap very full. If you want a less full wrap, you can use only a quarter of the tuna per wrap.

Slice the Other Ingredients
I love a bit of onion, grape or cherry tomatoes, black olives, some lettuce and a bit of cheese in my wrap. I chose a crumbly bleu cheese which makes this wrap resemble the flavors of a chicken wing dip. You could always substitute can chicken, or even a freshly made whole chicken slice, for the tuna and make it even more authentic!

As you will see in my photo I added the tuna after the other ingredients, which caused a lot of spilling. If you add the tuna first it makes it stick to the shell more.

 

 

Side of Greek Yogurt
This is great with a one portion side of Vanilla Greek Yogurt. I add a sprinkle of granola to that and some fresh strawberries. It makes a nutritious and filling lunch for very few calories.

Share your favorite lunch combo with us!

Spice Up Your Lunch - Spicy Tuna Wrap
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Healthy lunch with a twist.
Author:
Recipe type: Lunch
Serves: 2-4 servings
Ingredients
  • Tuna Mix
  • 1 can of white tuna
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tbsp mayo
  • 2 tbsp (or more) or SRIRACHA
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Wrap
  • 1 flour tortilla wrap (small)
  • ¼ of a small onion (or to taste)
  • 4 grape tomatoes (cut into halves)
  • 5 black olives sliced into thirds
  • 2 tbsp of crumbly bleu cheese
  • ¼ c lettuce
Instructions
  1. Tuna Mix - add all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Tortilla Wrap
  3. Add ¼ to ½ the tuna mixture to flour tortilla
  4. Sprinkle in vegetable combo
  5. Wrap & serve with 1 serving of vanilla greek yogurt with granola topping

 


Kate Bryant on FacebookKate Bryant on PinterestKate Bryant on Twitter
Kate Bryant

Kate is a mother, wife, writer, and more! Her writing has been on Huffington Post Parents Blog, The Mighty, as well as other publications.