Tuna salad is a quick low-carb, low-fat snack or lunch option that can be made ahead of time so you can grab and go.
Serves 4 Cook Time 30
1/2 c diced red onion
1/3 c reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/4 tsp kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
2 (6 oz) cans chunk light tuna in water
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1/4 c packed chopped fresh tarragon
8 c torn lettuce, or mixed greens
1 container cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges
- Place onion in a small bowl and cover with cold water. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Drain.
- Whisk mayonnaise, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add tuna, celery, tarragon and onion; stir to combine. Serve on top of the lettuce (or mixed greens) with tomato and lemon wedges.
Nutrition Info: calories 178.4, fat 5g, protein 22.5g, carbohydrates 7.9g, sodium 459mg
Recommended for patients on the Modified Profast (Fast and Flexible) Program, Nutriplus (Balance Your Pyramid) Program or Maintenance Program.
Metabolic Medical Center