Feb 212016

Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad is good to eat, fast to make and filling. Small 5-ounce cans of tuna are cheap too. When you use water-packed tuna and light mayo, tuna salad is pretty low in calories besides. Many of my readers will already know this recipe and already be preparing tuna salad for themselves. I included it so that everyone can have the nutritional information, as well as the actual recipe I use, in case anyone was curious.

If you are watching your sodium intake, use low-sodium canned tuna and omit the pickles. Add a tablespoon of minced onion instead.

Simple, Low Calorie Tuna Salad


  • 5-ounce can chunk light tuna packed in water, well drained
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise (35-calories per tablespoon)


Drain the tuna. You’ll wind up with about 4-ounces of solid tuna. Place it in a bowl. Add the pickle relish and mayo. Mix with a fork. Serve divided between two rice cakes or on a large bed of lettuce. Good for lunch.

Assuming 1-serving.

Per Serving: 221 Calories; 7g Fat (27.9% calories from fat); 29g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 45mg Cholesterol; 656mg Sodium.

Exchanges: 4 Lean Meat; 1 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.


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