Level of Effort: Easy
Cost of Ingredients: $2.59
Nutrition Info (1 sandwich): 445 calories, 6.0 g fat, 32.1 g protein, 3.0 g fiber, 62.5 g carbs
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Looking for a healthy lunch idea?
Then you’ve arrived at the right recipe on the menu my Cafe Culinarian friend!
Now this isn’t a Tuna Fish Sandwich you’d find in a cafeteria where the tuna is suffocating in a sea of mayonnaise. Let that tuna keep swimming in the ice cream scoop it’s being served with.
The tuna in this sandwich is on a mayo diet! In this sandwich we use three flavorful ingredients that work with the tuna, not drown it.
Three Ingredients for your Tuna Fish Sandwich
Ketchup is the secret ingredient! It likes being mixed with mayonnaise (and chopped pickles). The combination tastes just as good with tuna as it does on a juicy burger!
And instead of spreading butter on plain bread, dig around the fridge for light cream cheese and spread it on a toasted bagel. The cream cheese saddles you with fewer calories than butter and adds a slight tang with every bite!
Sweet red onion may not be a commonly stocked item in a college kitchen but it transforms sandwiches from cafeteria grade to deli worthy! A few thin slices on top is all you need! The rest of the onion can be stored in the fridge for 7 to 10 days. That gives you a chance to use it up in a stir fry, pasta sauce or wrap!
What do you add to your tuna fish sandwich to make it extra tasty? Post your smart tuna combinations in the comments!
Half the Mayo Tuna Fish Sandwich
Healthy tuna fish sandwich that tastes like it was made in a deli!
MAKES: Enough tuna for 2 Sandwiches
Prep Time: 8 minutes Cook Time: none! Total Time: 8 minutes
- 1 can (170 g) tuna fish [$1.50]
- 2 tbsp light mayonnaise [$0.13]
- 1 tbsp ketchup [$0.04]
- 1/2 dill pickle, chopped [$0.24]
- 1 bagel, sliced in half [$0.41]
- cream cheese, about 1 tbsp [$0.17]
- 1 tomato slice [$0.06]
- 1 lettuce leaf [$0.03]
- red onion, about 2 thin slices [$0.01]
HOW TO MAKE
- Mix together tuna, mayonnaise, ketchup and pickle in a bowl.
- Toast bagel slices.
- Spread cream cheese over one-side of toasted bagel slice
- Place lettuce over cream cheese. Top with tomato slice and tuna mixture.
- Top with red onion and second toasted bagel slice.
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