Healthy Tuna Melt

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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.

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    Bam's Kitchen
    June 12, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Great little tuna melt. Using yogurt is a great idea instead of mayo. My poor kids are still in school until the end of June- international school time line. They also only get 6 weeks off of school for summer break. My kids have have major senioritis! Take Care, BAM

    • Reply
      June 13, 2013 at 11:59 am

      Probably a good thing, Bam. Your grocery bill is going to skyrocket once they’re out! lol

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    Mindy Whipple
    June 13, 2013 at 11:11 am

    This sounds great and I have all the ingredients on hand – score for me!

    • Reply
      June 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      Perfect,, Mindy. Let me know what you think!

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    June 13, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Wonderful blog! I am so hungry, now.

    • Reply
      June 14, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks, Sizzle. I popped over to your blog and it’s beautiful. Those flower pics are stunning.

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