Looking for a quick snack or a light lunch? These healthy, quick-create, Apple Tuna Salad Bites are the perfect answer.
I’ve been working really hard this year to change some of my unhealthy eating habits. Yes. I want to loose weight, but even more importantly, I want to be healthy…
I’ve always enjoyed food, but over the last ten years or so I began to depend on it as an emotional crutch. I would find myself binge eating when alone to deal with the emotions of a failing relationship or the quiet of ALONE. I was operating under the assumption that if I turned a blind eye, the issue would simply go away. The truth is, this is something I have to approach head on. After months of thinking about it, owning up to it and verbalizing it, I’ve finally set out on a journey to lead a happier, healthier life.
Part of that process is learning and relearning how to make healthy choices when it comes to food. While I am hoping to loose weight on this journey, I am not on a diet. I am adjusting my lifestyle and I am following the Weight Watchers program as a guideline. These Apple Tuna Salad Bites are easy to make, ZERO Weight Watcher points and have become a regular feature on the lunch rotation.
Apple Tuna Salad Bites
I love chicken salad. It’s always a great go to, but I wanted to incorporate other proteins into my diet. It was a no brainer to substitute tuna for shredded chicken breast.
Now, typically I’d eat chicken salad on a delicious croissant. I will continue to do so occasionally, but with all the sugar and butter incorporated into these light, fluffy masterpieces they can be weight-loss killer! Crackers are a great runner-up, but again…Since I often use diced apples in my chicken salad, I decided to use crunchy apple slices as my crunchy base.
I usually eat about three to four thick apple slices topped with tuna salad for lunch. It pairs great with a stick of string cheese. I will save the second half of my tuna salad for snacks or lunch later in the week.
If you’re following the Weight Watchers plan, it’s easy to make this recipe up at zero points. I like to add nuts to my tuna salad for a little extra protein and crunch, which adds anywhere from 2-4 points to my lunch (depending on the type of nut).
Apple Tuna Salad Bites
- 1 Pouch Tuna I like to use StarKist Selects
- 1/4 C Celery
- 2 Tbsp Green Onion
- 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
- 2 Tbsp Fat Free Greek Yogurt
- Red Pepper Flakes To Taste
- Optional: Finely Chopped Nuts to Taste
- Mix: tuna, yogurt, lemon juice, celery + onion.
- Slice apples into crisps + top with tuna salad. Add a light sprinkling of nuts and red pepper to taste.
I am off to make another batch of Apple Tuna Salad Bites for this week’s lunches!
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