Hooked On Tuna Burrito

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Feb. 08, 2012

With a little creativity, you can re-invent several fast-food favourites using nutritious, low-calorie, high protein ingredients. Now you can serve your family pizza, tacos, Pad Thai, shawarma, burritos, and even the classic burger with bacon and cheese, without any guilt.

Take a look, for example, at this delicious and nutritious burrito recipe, courtesy of popular brand name, Clover Leaf. Compare the calories with the traditional, take-out variety:


Canned flaked light tuna with garlic and hot pepper 170 Gram (2 cans, 85 gram each, Clover Leaf)
Baja sauce 3 Tablespoon
Diced seeded tomato 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Avocado 1/2 , diced
Salsa 2 Tablespoon
Cilantro 1 Tablespoon
10 inch whole wheat tortillas 2
Lime juice 1 Teaspoon
For baja sauce
Light sour cream 1 Tablespoon
Lime juice 1 Tablespoon
Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
Plain non fat yogurt 1 Tablespoon


In a small bowl, mix all of the Baja Sauce ingredients together thoroughly and refrigerate.

Pre-heat oven to 375F. In another bowl, combine the tuna with the Baja sauce, tomatoes, avocado, salsa and cilantro. Mix together until combined.

Place the mixture on the flour tortilla and roll tightly. Place the wrapped tuna onto a baking sheet and bake for approximately 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and serve with a splash of lime juice.

Serve immediately.

Tip: You could also serve with a dollop of low-fat sour cream.

More recipes are available at www.cloverleaf.ca.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 425Calories from Fat 219

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.5%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 787 mg32.79%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.7%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 22 g44%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet