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Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Options: Italian Veggie Tuna Salad Wrap

September 29, 2010

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Last week my daughter asked me why I have not made her a tuna fish sandwich for her lunch. I reminded her that twice she has taken bites from dad’s tuna fish grinder and she turned her nose at it. She told me that she liked the tuna fish but not the mayonnaise. I told her that I would be happy to make her a tuna fish sandwich that does not have any mayonnaise. So, can I rise to the challenge of making a tasty and moist tuna fish salad with no mayonnaise, and possibly incorporate some vegetables?

I started with olives, peppers and onions. Then what for flavor and crunch? Ah-ha – pickles! These little guys would offer the saltiness, crunch and moisture. And the taste test was a success!

Healthy Back to School Lunch Menu: Day 13

The added benefit is that you do not need to be concerned with keeping the wrap or sandwich very cold so that the mayonnaise stays fresh.


Italian Veggie Tuna Salad Wrap

  • 1 can of high quality tuna, drained
  • 1 handful of olives, chopped
  • 1-2 Tablespoons sweet onion, chopped
  • 1-2 Tablespoons red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 kosher pickle spear, chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • A few pieces of lettuce
  • 1 Flatout Light Italian Wrap

Mix tuna, olives, onion, red pepper and pickle in a bowl. Taste and season. If you feel that you need more moisture, try a bit of the pickle juice or mayonnaise. Place the lettuce onto the wrap and then a few tablespoons of the tuna salad on top. Roll up and wrap for school.

Side item options:

  • Organic Strawberries: Rinse, remove top greens and cut up
  • Veggie Chips
  • Horizon Organic Vanilla Milk


We’d love to hear your fresh perspective!

  • Is there a food that your child once turned up his or her nose at, but now loves?

Bon appetit!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2010 1:03 pm

    Yummy! How cute was the little guy? 🙂

  2. October 1, 2010 9:12 am

    I LOVE that he puts the olives on his fingers.. my grandpa used to do that and chase us around. My girls will actually fight over who gets how many olives the love them THAT much. Guess what is on the menu for lunch next week!


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