Classic Tuna Salad Recipe Made Healthier
This Classic Tuna Salad is made healthier with a secret ingredient that packs a protein punch and adds great taste. Tuna salad is the perfect lunchbox meal, in sandwich form or as an on-the-go option to be eaten with crackers.
I have to admit, I usually go for a fancier tuna salad, but my son is a huge fan of the classic tuna salad sandwich made with boiled eggs, sweet pickle relish and mayo. And, theres no mayo going into this girls tuna salad! I thought about exchanging the mayo for Greek yogurt, but I had a full container of cottage cheese in the fridge and Landen is a cottage cheese fan, so cottage cheese it was. It turned out to be a great replacement and Landen didnt say a word about his tuna salad tasting different. Healthier and tasty win-win!
I love making tuna salad when the kids and I start to get bored with our normal lunchbox meals. It keeps things interesting and its so easy to throw together! I used four Bumble Bee Premium Light Tuna water pouches, but you could also use two cans of Bumble Bee Premium Light Tuna in the can. I kept things really simple and combined the tuna with boiled eggs, celery, onion, sweet pickle and cottage cheese. This made enough for 5 sandwiches and fed my whole family lunch.
Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps
Do you have a picky teen? My 15 yr old usually takes just peanut butter and honey sandwiches every day, but I know it gets old. Ive been playing 20 questions with her to see if I can figure out some other fast and easy lunches. I finally found one. My picky eater likes tuna salad! So with a couple of pouches of Bumble Bee tuna, I made her Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps.
It can be a bit tricky when it comes to school lunches for teens. Ms Em likes it easy and doesnt want to waste time in line at the microwave. So, its usually sandwiches for her. But, even then she doesnt really like anything but peanut butter variations, which eating 5 days a week can get boring fast.
I was hoping shed love this meal, and it was a success! She even ate it for breakfast as I was making it for her lunch! To prepare it for lunch, I just put three to four lettuce wraps in a ziplock bag, and I fill a small container with around 1 to 1 1/2 cups of tuna salad. This way the lettuce wont get soggy, and she can spoon it into the wraps herself.
Tuna Salad is such an easy meal to whip up. With a little bit of mayonnaise, you can pretty much put whatevers in the fridge in it. I had just boiled a few eggs, so I chopped one up and put it in the mix.
After I let the tuna salad chill for a bit in the fridge, I used romaine lettuce leaves for the lettuce wraps. Ive made this a couple other times and have used cabbage leaves as well. Miss Em thought both were great.
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The basic recipe includes: canned tuna , condensed cream of celery soup , milk, peas and crumbled potato chips. This column would be over and you would feel cheated at having spent the price of the paper for a shortened version of “Trivially Speaking” if that was all there was to it .
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