As a vegetable advocate, you can bet I eat a lot of salads. And sometimes, I find myself without a fork. A salad without a fork is a problem, unless of course, you’ve packed your salad as a wrap. But wraps can kind of be a fancy name for a tortilla, and if you’re not paying attention, the wrap alone can run you 350+ calories – oops! That’s a good way to fill up on simple carbs, slightly derailing the original good intentions of your salad.
Meet Flatout Flatbread’s new ProteinUP CarbDown Wrap!
Every once in a while a chance to work with a brand comes around, affording me the awesome opportunity to work with a product even before it hits the shelves! You will start to see Flatout’s newest product, ProteinUP hit the grocery stores in about a month. I was fortunate enough to be invited to the FitExpo where they were officially launching the product. What a cool company! They hosted a private breakfast for a few Fitfluential bloggers. It was an awesome chance to meet some clever fitness bloggers, check out what hot and happening in fitness and get to know the product, the brand and the people behind it.
Healthy Tuna Salad Wrap Recipe: Take Your Salad To-Go
I have this Healthy Tuna Salad recipe that is a winner and a half! It’s one of my most popular pins on Pinterest and a favorite of many recipes my Color Yourself Skinny program. I love it because it’s so easy, so healthy and I always (well, almost always) have all the ingredients on hand.
Healthy Tuna Salad Ingredients
- 1 5 oz can Tuna
- 1 Celery Stalk (diced)
- ½ Green Apple (diced)
- 2 T Dried Cranberries
- 1 tsp Spicy Mustard
- 2 T Light Mayonnaise
- 1 cup of Greens (Lettuce, Spinach, Kale)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Healthy Tuna Salad Wrap Directions
- Mix together all ingredients except the greens.
- Evenly place the greens on the wrap.
- Top with Tuna Salad and wrap up a like a baby and go!
Skinny Confessional: So….when I went to make these today to take the picture, I didn’t actually have any mayonnaise in the house. Because I just didn’t feel like walking to the store, I used nonfat, plain Greek yogurt instead. I figured that even if it tasted gross, at least it would look right for the pictures. Ha! Such a blogger thing to do — but low and behold, it actually tasted pretty good and saved me 80 calories, 10 g fat and added 2.5 more g protein. Wow — who new? Necessity really is the mother of invention…
A Bit More About These ProteinUP CarbDown Wraps
Each flatbread has 12g to 15g of protein and only 8-10g of net carbs. The protein surprisingly does not come from, but not from protein isolates, it all comes directly from all natural and tasty — beans! These bad boys will come in 3 flavors, listed below. When they are ready, use this coupon to save $.50! You can actually use that coupon off any of FlatOut’s products. And you don’t just have to wrap up tuna salad…you can wrap up ANY salad. This makes on-the-go lunch so much easier!
New FlatOut ProtienUP CarbDown Wrap Flavors:
- Core 12: Flatout’s original wrap recipe, made with chickpeas
- Red Pepper Hummus: powered by chickpeas
- Sea salt & crushed black pepper: brought to you by navy bean
Why Bean Protein?
I’m naturally a fan of the plant based diet, and for that reason, beans are high on my list of awesome foods to eat. Why? Because beans aren’t just a good source of protein, but also complex carbohydrates making them filling and also providing long-lasting energy. Plus they pack a huge nutritional punch with at least 4 times more protein and 3 times more fiber per serving than whole grains and many have more antioxidant potential than blueberries. Their unique fiber profile promotes blood sugar control and cholesterol reduction. Eating beans has been shown to reduce hunger and overall calorie intake throughout the day. Now would you agree beans are an awesome food too?
What would you wrap up in your ProteinUp Wrap?
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This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Flatout.
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