Friday, April 12, 2013

Skinny Tuna Melt

Skinny Tuna Melt served with whole grain vegetable chips

Classic Diner food, but with a healthier twist.

We all know, because of the "health" movement, that we need to eat more fish.

Tuna is an excellent source of Omega-3 and Niacin, B12, Protein, Iron and Potassium.
Opt for tuna canned/pouched in water, and a serving contains less than 1 gram of fat and only about 80 calories.

So making a healthier Tuna Melt was easy, and who doesn't love that ooey goodness that comes from melted cheese.

 Cutting out most of the bad fats means decreasing the amount of mayonnaise and using a Low fat cheese.

Don't moan with despair, this actually has a lot of flavor and melty-cheesieness going on.

This makes One serving.

1 2.6oz pouch of chunk light Tuna in water
2 tsp mayonnaise (you can use a low fat version, but I'm a lifelong Hellmans/Bestfoods girl)
1 tbsp finely chopped Dill Pickle
1 green onion -sliced thinly
Pinch of black pepper
1 slice of low fat Muenster cheese
1 slice hearty sourdough bread-toasted

  1. Preheat Broiler
  2. Toast the bread if you haven't already. 
  3. Mix the tuna, mayo, pickle, onion and pepper in a small bowl. 
  4. Heap tuna mixture on the bread and cover with cheese. 
  5. Place on an oven proof pan and broil until the cheese is bubbly and browned. 

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