I think canned tuna gets a bad rap. Health-conscious tend to run the other way when they hear the words ‘tuna melt’. It’s understandable, we automatically associate it with a mayo laden tuna sandwiched in between two pieces of white bread. Not exactly the perfect meal when you’re watching your waistline.
This version of the tuna sandwich will leave you feeling good and energized, without all the grease and fat. Yeah, meat in a can isn’t exactly appealing, but believe it or not, chunk light tuna is actually low in fat in calories and is the perfect lunch when you are in a rush. You can throw it in your bag and eat it with crackers for a fast and simple lunch. I remember the days when my mom would buy the little packs of tuna that came with crackers, mayo and relish. Man, those were good. Luckily, I’ve simplified this childhood favorite and bulked up the volume with vegetables. Tuna also provides a lot of protein to help you stay satisfied without feeling overly full. Top with some shredded cheese and broil in the oven for a couple minutes, and you have yourself a healthy delicious tuna sandwich.
1 can chunk light tuna
1 tablespoon reduced-fat mayo
1/2 tablespoon mustard
1/2 tablespoon curry powder
1 cucumber, diced
1/4 red onion diced
2 slices of tomato
1 whole wheat english muffin
2 tablespoons reduced fat shredded cheese
Additional toppings: avocado, sweet relish
1. Mix tuna, mayo, mustard, curry powder, and cucumber together.
2. Toast the english muffin and spread tuna mixture on top with a slice of tomato
3. Top with shredded cheese and broil for 3-4 minutes until cheese starts to melt