If you’re short on time and fancy ingredients, but searching for fast, easy ways to amplify your health — this healthy tuna salad recipe and video are for you! Traditionally tuna salad is not your skinniest option at the deli. When it’s fully loaded with mayonnaise it can come close to 400 calories per cup with 23g of fat. And that’s before you add it to the rest of your sandwich or salad. But, as with anything, you can easily skinny it up, amplify the nutrition and enjoy this tasty, flavorful version of a familiar favorite. And like most recipes on my blog, this is definitely featured in my Color Yourself Skinny 21-Day Diet Detox program as a Green Lunch.
Healthy Tuna Salad with Apples & Cranberries
This healthy tuna salad recipe is awesome for a lot of reasons. You can make it in minutes with easy to find ingredients. It travels well. It’s gluten free, high protein, low carbohydrate and low calorie. It’s also great to make a ton ahead of time and have on hand for healthy snacks and leftovers later on in the week.
Healthy Tuna Salad Ingredients
- 1 5oz can Tuna
- 1 Celery Stalk (diced)
- ½ Green Apple (diced)
- 2 T Dried Cranberries
- 1 tsp Spicy Mustard
- 2 T Light Mayonnaise
- 2 Cups of Greens (Lettuce, Spinach, Kale)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Healthy Tuna Salad Directions
- Mix together all ingredients except the greens.
- Evenly place the greens on a plate.
- Top with Tuna Salad
Healthy Tuna Salad Nutrition Information
This recipes makes one serving and it has only 252 calories with almost 30 grams of protein. You’d be hard pressed to find a protein bar that packs that power punch. And this salad is way larger by volume, giving you more satiation and satisfaction. See below for full nutrition panel.
Watch the video above for some more fun facts and a quick demonstration!
What else do you like to put in your tuna salad?