School is out now for a lot of kids and by the end of June they’ll all be running free and driving parents crazy. If you’re looking for a healthy way to feed your growing brood at noon time, give this dish a try.
I used to love tuna sandwiches as a kid but I don’t want that mayonnaise in my diet anymore so I substituted non fat Greek yogurt and spiced it up with some fresh parsley, oregano, white wine vinegar, pepper and lots of fruits and veggies.
It’s topped with a slice of tomato and Swiss Cheese and put under the broiler on low for ten minutes. This was delicious and very filling. It’s a great way to get the right nutrients into kids and adults alike. I liked this so much I made it again the next day and used sundried tomato tuna. Fantastic!
Healthy Tuna Melt
Serves 2 Total Time: 20 minutes
6 oz can or pouch unsalted tuna in water, drained
3 tbsp celery, diced
3 tbsp red onion, diced
2 tbsp carrots, peeled and diced
2 tbsp tomato, seeded and diced
2 tbsp red Delicious apple, unpeeled and diced
1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp chopped fresh parsley
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 loaf fresh-baked 12 grain bread (or whatever healthy bread you use)
2 thin slices tomato
2 1-oz slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese
In a medium bowl, stir together first 11 ingredients until well combined.
Slice bread and divide tuna salad equally and spread onto each. Top each with 1 slice tomato and 1 slice cheese.
In an oven or toaster oven, broil topped bread halves on low for 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly browned.