Lunch is something I struggle with. I find it the most challenging meal to prepare for because it’s the time of day when I’m most busy. Being so busy between classes, work, and friends, it’s SO hard not to eat out for lunch all the time or just pack a sandwich.
I do try, whenever possible, to prep my lunches before so that I’m not tempted to grab something quick and unhealthy. Today I’m going to share with you my go-to lunch. It’s very easy to make and, best of all, it’s cheap! (Because obviously I’m ballin’ on a budget)
Growing up I used to love when my mom made my sister and I tuna fish sandwiches. It always felt like a treat, and as I grew older I realized that the ingredients in your typical tuna salad actually are a treat. Most people and businesses make their tuna with mayonnaise, as I’m sure you already know. While this is fine in moderation, it is honestly a misuse of a perfectly healthy meat. Tuna is such a great meal or snack option, it’s high in protein and low in carbs and calories. However, the mayonnaise adds unnecessary fat and calories that cause just a simple sandwich to be calorific. Did you know that the average tuna fish sandwich has about 600-700 calories? While it won’t break your diet, you can do better.
Here is my version of tuna salad, which can be eaten on bread, with a fork, or on top of cucumber slices as shown below!
- 1 can of tuna
- 2 heaping tablespoons of plain greek yogurt (I prefer Fage 0%)
- 1 tablespoon of mustard
- 2 tablespoons of relish or 1 small pickle diced or fresh dill to taste
- Kale sprouts (or any type of sprout, add desired amount)
- Black Pepper to taste
- Optional: whole wheat quinoa
SO EASY, just mix it all together! It has a nice cool and tangy taste that’s light and refreshing.
Try it out and let me know what you think! I’d love to hear your favorite recipes