Lunch Box Idea: Tuna Pocket

Have you wonder how the pocket in a pita is created? The pocket is created by steam which puffs up the dough and as the bread cools and deflated, a pocket is left in the center. Pita pocket is such a convenient container for all sorts of fillings. I love Peanut Butter Pita Bread which has the creaminess from the peanut butter and crunchiness from the frosted cornflakes which I created in the early days of chowtimes.

Here is a another simple Tuna Pocket recipe that kids will enjoy and is ok for school lunch box as many schools are peanut free zone nowadays.


Tuna and grape goes well in this simple Tuna Pocket recipe. The coleslaw and lettuce adds crunch to it and made this a complete meal with carbohydrate, protein, fiber and vitamins.


  • 1/2 cup coleslaw blend
  • 1/2 cup halved seedless red grapes
  • 1/2 cup flaked drained canned tuna in water
  • 2 tablespoons of your preferred dressing, like mayonnaise, kraft calorie-wise Rancher’s choice dressing
  • 1/2 round whole wheat pita
  • leaf or romaine lettuce


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Yields 1 serving


Tuna-Pocket-2Combine the flaked tuna, coleslaw and dressing in a bowl, Mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste,
Tuna-Pocket-3Line the pita with lettuce to prevent it from becoming soggy especially if this is to be packed for lunch box.
Tuna-Pocket-4Fill the pita with the tuna mixture.

Top with some shredded lettuce and grapes.

Wrap in plastic wrap if meant for the lunch box.

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  1. 4SlicesofCheese

    Ohhh I love tuna salad! Grapes is such a great idea thanks for sharing!

  2. Joo

    Hi Suanne
    Where did you get the whole wheat pita bread ? Thanks for the pit bread idea.

    1. suanne

      Hi jchoon, I’m certain that Real Canadian Superstore has it. Never really pay attention to others but I think Safeway or Save-On-Food should have it too.

  3. Nong Yang

    Thanks for the idea and recipe Suanne! This will be the perfect alternative to sandwiches for my daughter’s lunch boxes. I’ve had Pita pockets before, but they are usually much more intricate to prepare and not suitable for quick prepping. I will definitely give this a try.

  4. Janice

    I like the tip about using the whole lettuce leaf to keep the pita from getting soggy. You smartypants!

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