Tuna salad is an all-time favorite and a staple at diners and delis.
Although the dish that you buy is not exactly considered a healthy option (often being drowned in dressing!), the homemade version can make a perfect low-calorie lunch with plenty of flavor.
This recipe incorporates non-fat yogurt and low-fat mayonnaise to bind the ingredients while the salad and vegetables add color, flavor, and plenty of vitamins.
Serves 1 @ 163 calories
- ½ can of chunky light tuna, drained (96 calories)
- 1 cup mixed lettuce leaves (5 calories)
- 1 medium stalk of celery, chopped (6 calories)
- 1 small carrot, shredded (21 calories)
- ¼ medium-sized red pepper, chopped (11 calories)
- 1 tablespoon of low-fat mayonnaise (15 calories)
- 1 tablespoon non-fat plain yogurt (8 calories)
- 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 calorie)
- Salt and pepper to taste (0 calories)
- Combine the tuna, salad leaves, carrots, red pepper, celery, mayonnaise, yogurt, and lemon juice.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve with one or two slices of wholemeal or brown bread (although this will bump up the calories @ 60-70 calories extra per slice).
Calories: approx. 163
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