Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Atomic Probiotic Tuna Salad

Polar Chunk Light Tuna in Water, 6-Ounce Cans (Pack of 48)
Convenient, low fat, high protein and yummalicious ... Tuna tops my list of stellar foods to incorporate into your diet.

Now, I drool over a traditional, mayo laden tuna salad like anyone. I mean, lets be honest here, mayo makes anything delish. But, the consequences of downing a fishy fat bomb can be disastrous for your diet plan.

I have tinkered forever on creating a healthier alternative to the classic tuna salad and yesterday I stumbled upon genius. I used full fat Greek Yogurt to add a creamy tang. Finally, a tuna salad that tastes indulgent ... but, with an extra kick of protein and probiotic content from the yogurt.

Try the base recipe and mix in my suggested add ins or whatever floats your (sustainable tuna fishing) boat.

Atomic Probiotic Tuna Salad

1 - can albacore tuna
1 - can light tuna
2 - 3 tbsp FULL FAT Greek Yogurt (I use Trader Joe's brand)
1 - 2 tbsp Yellow or Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp celery seed
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Mix all ingredients together.

Add these mix ins for variety:
Garden Veggie - finely, chopped celery, onions, cucumbers and carrots
Fruity Feta - chopped apples, sliced red grapes and feta crumbles
Deli favorite - pickle relish, chopped celery, onion
Protein King - chopped hard boiled eggs, chopped red onion, chopped celery

Serve on top of a beautiful green salad, dressed with red wine vinegar and avocado. Add a side of GG Crackers for a fiber punch!

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