24 January 2012

Veggie-Loaded Tuna Salad

I used to love eating tuna sandwiches but they are so high in fat from all the mayo I usually put in them, because let’s face it, a good tuna sandwich has to have mayonnaise. So for lunch I knew I wanted to make it and cup out calories and tons of fat.
I record Hungry Girl every Sunday on the food network. I love this show, she is amazing and always has good looking and tasty recipes for everyday meals but she cuts out so much fat and calories out. So I remembered watching her show a few weeks ago and she made this fantastic looking tuna salad. I looked it up and changed it a bit to make my own version. So here it is, hope you enjoy.

Servings: 4
Total Time: 10 minutes

§  2 (2.6 oz) pouch albacore, low sodium tuna packed in water. Drained and flaked
§  ½ cup finely cup carrots
§  ½ cup finely cup celery
§  1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise
§  2 teaspoon sweet relish
§  Pinch of pepper

1.       Place drained and flaked tuna in a small mixing bowl add veggies and mix well.
2.       Add mayo, sweet relish and pepper. Mix well
3.       Place in refrigerator for about 20- 30 minutes.  
4.       Season with salt and pepper if you would like.
For my bread I used Oroweat Sandwich thins. I love sandwich thins. I don’t like real think heavy bread so these are perfect.

NOTE: if you are keeping track of calories don’t forget to add the calories from your bread J

(this picture is courtesy from google)

Nutritional Information
½ cup of tuna salad
Calories: 150
Fat: 2.5g
Carbohydrates: 13g
Protein: 18g
Sodium: 676mg

Enjoy a healthy happy life J 

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