Growing up, one of my comfort foods was a tuna salad sandwich. You probably know the kind. A can of tuna, heap of mayonnaise and diced dill pickles on white bread. When people think of tuna salad sandwich, that is most likely the image in their head. Some people hate it, but others- like me- love it. When I became an adult, there were times when I’d want a tuna melt, so I’d make that sandwich (except on whole wheat to make it a tad healthier) melted with cheddar in a panini press. Yum! Except, not healthy.
Tuna, by itself, is very healthy. It’s low in fat and high in protein, an excellent source of omega-3’s, vitamin D and selenium. Because I like to add fish to my diet, I wanted to find a way to make healthy options for tuna consumption and create a new comfort food. Since no one in my household but me likes pickles, we never have them around anymore and mayo is not calorie efficient in my weight loss efforts (even when I make my own from scratch). After some searching online I found a healthy Tuscan Tuna Salad recipe from Epicurious that I used as my base. Nowadays, I create my own depending on what I have in the house at the time, and I’ll give you the fundamentals on how to create your own stellar tuna salad. Continue reading “Foodie Friday: guilt free tuna salad”