A week in Mexico can really do a number on one’s stomach. In attempt to re-stabilize our bodies, I tried to make some healthy alternatives for dinner upon our return. Similar to my tuna, chickpea, feta salad recipe, I made 3 different “salads” with lettuce for wraps.

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Each of the 3 salads have their own main protein – tuna, immitation crab meat, and tofu. Good fillers are spinach, tomatoes, celery – anything with bulk that has little to no calories.

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This is the most reminiscent of the tuna, chickpea, feta salad recipe. Add the below ingredients to a bowl (or if you’re like me, to the container you’re going to store it in anyway).

2 cans of tuna in water, drained
Half can of chickpeas, drained
1 tomato, diced
Half stalk celery, diced
Half onion, diced
Handful of spinach, chopped
Handful of crumbled feta cheese
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Drizzle enough extra olive oil to make everything stick.

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This was definitely the most healthy of the three. Surprisingly enough, my tofu-hating boyfriend thought this was his favorite (obviously not knowing tofu was involved).

1/3 package of medium/firm tofu, crumbled
1/2 tomato, diced
Half stalk diced celery
Half onion, diced
Handful of spinach, chopped
Handful of crumbled feta cheese
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Drizzle enough extra olive oil to make everything stick.

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And lastly, my secretly favorite fish but-not-fish meat is faux crab meat. I don’t care what it’s made of, it’s my favorite and I’ll keep it at that.

4 oz chopped faux crab meat
1 tomato, diced
Half stalk diced celery
Half onion, diced
Handful of spinach, chopped
Handful of crumbled feta cheese
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Drizzle enough extra olive oil to make everything stick.

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I laid out each of the “salads” with some pulled cabbage leaves and told my boyfriend to dig in. It took him a few tries to understand how cabbage leaves were supposed to be the “taco” shells, but it was a hit either way. Healthy food for our upset tummies slightly helped!

Posted by:Talei Rukstad

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