Tired of the same sandwich everyday?
Try this tuna mix on salad, whole grain bread or crackers! I even eat it by itself sometimes. Tuna is worth adding to the packed lunch routine. Instead of using mayo I added cottage cheese. Don’t knock it until you try it! I bet your coworkers will be asking for the recipe after seeing your packed lunch. This tuna salad is full of nutrient dense ingredients and will keep you satisfied through the 3pm munchies.
Tuna: It’s a lean protein and a great source of Omega 3s and Vitamin D! It’s convenient and portable too. What more could you want from a fish??
Cottage Cheese: Cottage cheese is an excellent source of protein with relatively few calories. It is also packed with many nutrients like B vitamins, calcium, phosphorus and selenium.
Onions, Tomatoes, Red Pepper, Cilantro, Spices: Adding in the veggies provides extra fiber, color (aka antioxidants) and texture. The veggies also add flavor without added sugar, fat or sodium!
P.S I like my tuna with some heat! Hot sauce takes it up a notch.
- 1 Packet Tuna (I used jalepeno flavored by Starkist)
- 3 Tbsp Cottage Cheese
- 1/2 Medium Red Pepper, Diced
- 4 Cherry Tomatoes, Chopped
- 2 Tbsp Cilantro
- 1 Pinch Pepper
- 1 Pinch Garlic Powder
- 1 Dash Hot Sauce