Clean Eating Tuna Pinwheels Recipe

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This clean eating tuna pinwheel “recipe” is such an easy lunch to throw together and it’s great for kids and adults alike!

This is a fun presentation that gives a good dose of protein and fats to get the kids (or you!) through until dinner.

You’ve probably seen those Armenian sandwiches on trays in the grocery store that are basically turkey, cream cheese and a few other ingredients wrapped up in lavash and sliced into round little wheels. Almost like a sliced burrito, but in spiral form.

Clean Eating Tuna Pinwheels Recipe

That’s exactly what these are only I made it a ton easier. These are so fast and easy to make it’s almost silly to call it a recipe. But let’s face it, when you’re trying to get the kids out the door to school or even get yourself to work in a hurry, fast and easy are the way to go!

While I do give actual measurements here, you can certainly adjust this any way you like. Add more mayo or less. Try plain yogurt instead if you prefer to avoid the mayo. You don’t even have to slice these if I’m being totally honest. Just roll them up like a carpet and go!

I do highly recommend packing these with a cold-pack, however. You don’t want fish sitting in a warm lunchbox for 4 hours until lunch time. Keep these cold and all will be well.

Clean Eating Tuna Pinwheels Recipe

These truly do keep you going until dinner. They are perfectly filling, fun to eat and once sliced, they can be packed in the littlest of lunch boxes. As some of you know from previous years, I love the Bento style lunch boxes. These pinwheels fit perfectly into those tiny little compartments!

Psssst!!! This is an easy lunch for kids to make themselves too!





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Clean Eating Tuna Pinwheels Recipe

Clean Eating Tuna Pinwheels

A delicious lunch idea that’s quick and easy to put together!
4 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 421kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 standard-sized whole grain tortilla
  • 6 oz. can water packed tuna
  • 2 tbsp. clean mayo


  • Mix the tuna and mayo in a small bowl.
  • Once well combined, spread the tuna out over the tortilla.
  • Roll up the tortilla like a carpet and cut into slices about a 1/2 – 3/4 inches in width.
  • Pack in a food-safe container and store with a cold-pack until lunch time. Enjoy!


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1entire recipe | Calories: 421kcal | Protein: 40g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 835mg | Potassium: 403mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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  1. 4 stars
    Thanks for the easy to put together lunch ideas. I have 2 in high school this year and trying to get them to put together their own lunches… My fault for doing it for them up til now!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Leticia – Don’t feel bad! I think a lot of moms do that, myself included. Everyone has to start somewhere! 🙂

  2. Where would I find CLEAN tuna without mercury? Does that even exist? I was told by my family doctor that nobody should eat any type of fish anymore including tuna? What are your thoughts or advice on that? Thanks 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Babzy – I’ve heard varying advice. I make it a point not to eat more than 1 can per month, but I do eat it. I think it’s a personal choice. Your best bet is always wild caught, but even that can be tainted. That is the sad, unfortunate state of our oceans.

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