Low Calorie Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad

Low Calorie Tuna Salad 

(Without Sacrificing Flavor)

 

I have to admit that I am somewhat of a snob when it comes to tuna.  I have probably told you that I only use fresh tuna that I poach when making tuna salad and that canned tuna will just not do!!!  Well, there is nothing like fresh…BUT…  I was searching through my pantry trying to conjure up something for lunch and realized that I had some canned albacore tuna packed in water.  Hmmmm…The thought came to me that I didn’t used to be so snobby about tuna salad and it was always good!  We have been watching calories over the past few weeks so I thought I would give it another chance and actually count the calories in the entire dish so that I would know what I was eating.  I also decided to cut some calories by not using so much mayonnaise and substitute a little sour cream.  The results were VERY good and I was surprised at how few calories were in it!!!  Give it a try the next time you trying to trim off a few extra pounds!  I don’t think you will be disappointed at all!  Here is what I did!!!

 

Ingredients List:

                                                                                                                                                                        

4 – 5 ounce cans of white albacore tuna in water, drained.  Calories: 140/ can

5 – hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped.  Calories: 78/egg

4 – TBS yellow mustard.  0 calories

2 – TBS Dukes real mayo.  Calories:  100/ TBS

2 – TBS Real sour cream.  Calories:  30/ TBS

3 – large green onion, chopped.  1 onion = 5 calories

1- large stalk of celery, chopped.  1 stalk = 6 calories

1/2 – large red bell pepper, chopped.  1 BP = 15 calories

aprox. 10 dill pickles, chopped fine.  0 calories

salt and pepper to taste

 

Mix all ingredients well in a medium size mixing bowl.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Scoop into Romaine lettuce leaves and enjoy a low calorie guilt free lunch!!!

Below is a list of the total calories:

Tuna:                560

Boiled eggs:     390

Mustard:             0

Mayo:                200

Sour Cream:     60

Green Onions: 15

Celery:                  6

Bell Pepper:         7.5

Pickles:                 0

S & P:                     0

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Total:           1238.50 / aprox 10 total servings (or more…i am being generous) = 123.85 calories/serving!!!  Not too bad!

*Note:  Other than the calories listed on jars and cans, I got my calories per ingredient from an online source.

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