Wednesday, June 11, 2014

In The Kitchen: SKINNY TUNA SALAD "SANDWICH"


During the summer months I try and watch my carbs. And by carbs I mean "bad" carbs like white refined processed things such as white rice, white bread, white pasta and potatoes.  Not "good" carbs like veggies, fruits, whole grains ect.

I really love a good scone or croissant (butter, almond, pain au chocolate - you name it I love it lol!). So I try and save my "bad" carbs for things like that because if I'm going to eat "bad carbs" then I want to REALLY indulge in them hehehe!

So if I'm home I try and eat as "bad" carb free as possible. 

Ingredients:

1 12 oz. Can Tuna Light in Water
1/4 Cup Low Fat Mayo
1/4 Cup Banana Peppers
1 Tbsp. Sweet Relish
1 Tbsp. Stone Ground Mustard
1/2 Cup Garbanzo Beans
1 Tsp. Lemon Juice
1 Stalk of Celery
1/4 Cup Leeks
1/2 a Red Onion
Lettuce Leaves


Begin by prepping all of your items.  

Drain your Tuna and put it in a bowl.  

I like to add a dash of banana pepper water. 


        Wash all of your vegetables and dice your Celery, Leeks, Red Onion & Banana Peppers.


Add your Sweet Relish to your tuna


Add your Stone Ground Mustard to your tuna


Add your Mayo to your tuna



Forgot to include a pic of the Garbanzo beans in the ingredients pic above.  

I love Garbanzo beans they're great protein & super high in fiber and they're absolutely delicious w/ Tuna salad!

Drain the water from the Garbanzo beans.


So pretty right??! 

hehehe!


Add all of ingredients to your Tuna and stir together until it's well combined. 



And top your tuna salad on to your Lettuce leaves!


And this is just as easy to turn into a carb meal obviously.  I just add the tuna salad between two slices of bread and serve it to The Hubs. 2 birds 1 stone!!

Enjoy! :)

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20 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I never thought to add chickpeas to my tuna sandwiches!

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  2. I haven't had any tuna in awhile since I used to eat tuna sandwich really often back when I was in high school. I crave for some tuna now since this actually looks really yummy and makes a healthy diet!

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  3. Wow, I love how much you've added veg wise to this salad! And sweet relish with the tuna!!! Yummy!!! I love sweet relish and even honey and tabasco to my tuna salad mix!

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  4. I love tuna salads. I need to give your recipe a try. The rest of my family don't care for it, so I rarely make it, but seeing your photos is making me crave some :)

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  5. That looks good! Tuna salad is great for summer and I like how yours seems a bit lighter with the extra green onions and garbanzo beans. (:

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  6. Lisa, love al, your recipes. I always have a question in mind, since you are in Germany, why are your groceries American?

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  7. way to go satisfying you and your husband! i love the idea of just lettuce...very refreshing.

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  8. That looks Yum, girl! Bad carbs are my weakness, I've got to eradicate them from my home!

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  9. Looks yummie. I too try to stay away from bad carbs. It's not easy that's for sure.

    Best, Mree

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  10. Dear, your blog is amazing! i’m impressed by your design & photos!
    everything is magnificent!

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  11. looks so yummy! i love adding tuna to anything! especially in a salad, i've enevr thought of putting it on a begie before. Genius you are!


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  12. Lettuce is the best for wraps! I do a no carb tuna salad with cento tuna in olive oil, cucumbers and red onions. I should add chickpeas for more protein next time.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  13. Such pretty presentation! I always tell myself to make tuna or chicken salad, buy Costco cans of the stuff and never do. Oh! And WELCOME back to the states!!!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

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  14. I had never thought of adding garbanzo beans or leeks to tuna salad so that sounds interesting!

    Also, I made the sushi bake last weekend for a potluck and everyone was raving about it. I hope you keep your recipes coming! :)

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  15. I have to admit, I don't really like tuna but my husband does and told me that's what he used to eat to stay in shape before he met me. :)) I love garbanzo beans though and it all looks like it would be healthy and taste good. Great post and I like how your blog is a mix of food, weight loss, style and beauty! It's really fun and always something new. Keep it up and I just gave you a shout out in my new post for getting better skin.

    xoDale
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  16. That looks so delicious!

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  17. Girl, found your blog and it's awesome! .:)
    Looks freakin tasty btw

    Ps: I want to keep in touch with you. Let me know.

    Laura Macij
    http://www.lauramacij.com/2014/06/layered-in-linen.html

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  18. Yummy ! I always love your recipes dear Lisa :)

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  19. Note to self:
    DON'T VIEW Lisa's food posts when hungry.

    You gal! Always making me hungry!

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