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Healthy Tuna Salad

This week’s recipe was once again found on Pinterest – find the Pin here and follow my Pinterest. I only recently tried tuna, and was surprised at how similar it tasted to salmon, so I’m looking to try some new recipes with it. Last week we added a few cans of the fish into the some ramen noodle salad to get the protein macros up. Then I found a mayo-free tuna salad recipe on Pinterest with only a few ingredients, the flavoring ingredients being red onion and cilantro. I ended up tweeking my recipe a bit and added some mayo, but you can use Greek yogurt in its place or omit it all together.

Lettuce wraps are slowly becoming one of my favorite recipes. I almost always have romaine lettuce in the fridge for salads and you can wrap up a variety of foods: tacos, sandwiches, salads, beans, proteins or meats. I can see myself eating these during summer on a hot day.

tuna salad boats

what you’ll need

  • 2 4-ounce cans tuna
  • 1/4 c red onion, chopped
  • squeeze of mayo or small dollop of plain Greek yogurt
  • handful of cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • large lettuce leaves, I use romaine

This is a super easy recipe that can be thrown together in just a few minutes. Add the chopped red onion, cilantro, and mayo (if you want) and mix everything together. Add salt and pepper to taste. Rinse your lettuce leave and serve up the tuna salad inside the leaves – tuna boats! Calories and macros on my recipe per one boat: around 101 calories, 1.9g carbs,11.g protein, 3g. I ate two (obviously) so double that and you’ve got some good macros for dinner. This is especially good if you’re running low on carbs for the day.

For a side with this dinner, I had the Eatsmart Snacks Garlic Hummus Three Bean Tortilla chips, that I received in my most recent Influenster box, dipped in this new Chobani Chili Lime dip that I found at my local grocery store – sorry I couldn’t find a link to it. You need this dip in your life so keep an eye out for it.. It’s so good and it has a little spice to it! It’s only 25 calories a serving, but a serving is 2 tablespoons so be mindful. This will definitely be a favorite for summer get togethers and barbecues with some chips.

I’m off to run a 5K this weekend – wish me luck! Thanks for reading!

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