Simple Tuna Salad

tuna salad

Here’s a recipe our dietitians love because of its simplicity.  Perfect for anyone on the go, this tuna salad does not require any cooking, which makes it a quick and easy lunch, dinner, or snack.  Plus, it’s based around items we distribute at our grocery centers, so it’s a great recommendation for anyone.

To make it more nutritious than the average tuna salad, we substitute half of the usual mayonnaise with plain yogurt and add some extra vegetables.  Just make sure to keep it refrigerated to avoid any food born illnesses!

Allison and Katy’s Simple Tuna Salad

Prep Time: 10  minutes

Serves: about 4

Cost: less than $4.00

Ingredients:

2 cans tuna, drained

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 medium carrot, shredded

½ red pepper, chopped

¼ cup plain yogurt

3 T mayo

1 T lemon juice

Pepper/salt to taste

After chopping the pepper and celery and shredding the pepper, put in a bowl.  Drain two small cans of tuna and add.  Mix in remaining ingredients and you’re good to go! Enjoy the salad by itself, on whole wheat bread, with crackers, or on a bed of dark green lettuce leaves.

Nutrition Benefits: Tuna makes this salad high in protein as well as Omega-3 fats – the good fats.  This recipe substitutes yogurt for most of the mayonnaise, which cuts fat calories and increases the protein and calcium without sacrificing the flavor!  Salads like chicken and tuna salad are an easy way to incorporate a lot of vegetables and fruits, too, to make sure your meals include plenty of vitamins and minerals.

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