Good Sunday afternoon to you!
I’m in the midst of tracking my macros (more on that on a later post!) and I needed to whip myself up a high protein late afternoon “snack” per say. So I found myself throwing together some tuna salad. I typically use avocado as my “creamy” element for tuna. Today I wanted to save those fat macros so I tried something new. The beauty of tuna salad is that you can add different savory or even sweet ingredients to get it to your liking. Below the recipe I just threw together (and loved) for a high protein and low fat tuna salad sandwich.
No Mayo Healthy Tuna Salad with Greek Yogurt (and Fat Free Cottage Cheese)
- 1 can of chunk light tuna in water
- 2 oz of 0% fat Greek yogurt (I LOVE the Fage brand!)
- 1.5 oz of fat free cottage cheese (more or less to your liking)
- chopped onion
- chopped apple
- First, drain the tuna, put into mixing bowl.
- Add all preferred ingredients. Make sure you mix your greek yogurt well, it can get weird and watery in the fridge.
- Put mixture between slices of bread. I had a half sandwich with Nature’s Own Life Protein bread This bread has 8 grams of protein per slice, 9 grams of carbs, and 2.5g of fat. I also added some wilted spinach.
I’m always looking for new and easy high protein meal ideas. It is easy (and super convenient!) to eat a protein bar or drink a shake, no doubt. We should strive to get our macronutrients from whole foods as much as possible. This tuna salad is a great way to do so!
How do you like your tuna salad?
I am a runner and fitness fanatic who is dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle 80% of the time. I live in Texas and divide my time between raising 3 children, teaching, and living a fit life.