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Healthy Tuna Melt Sandwich

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Anyone else a big fan of tuna melts?

There’s just something about the salty & creamy flavours of the tuna salad, mixed with that gooey melted cheese… and then there’s that nice crunch from the toasted bread at the end – ugh! It’s just so damn tasty.

Although I love digging into a good tuna melt now and again, most traditional tuna melts are pretty calorie-dense, using thick ciabatta buns instead of thin & crispy whole grain toast, or using LOTS of mayo instead of a simple & tangy dijon mustard. (And traditionally, you can forget about greens!)

But since I’m not giving up on my love for tuna melts any time soon, I’m sharing my favourite way to turn that classic tuna melt into a simple & healthy alternative that you can prep and pack with you – wherever you go! 

Check Out the recipe below!!!

INGREDIENTS:

[for the tuna melt] (Makes 1 serving)

  • 2 slices whole grain toast
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 serving of Tuna Salad (recipe below)
  • 1 oz cheddar cheese

[for the tuna salad] (Makes 2 servings)

  • 2 small cans tuna in water, drained
  • ¼ cup carrots, finely-chopped
  • ¼ cup celery, finely-chopped
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to its broil setting and let it warm up
  2. In the meantime, prepare Tuna Salad by adding both cans of drained tuna into a medium mixing bowl
  3. Use a fork to flake until all chunks are separated
  4. Add in chopped carrots & celery and mix until combined
  5. Toss in dijon mustard, lemon juice, and seasonings as desired
  6. Spoon ½ of tuna salad mixture onto a slice of whole-grain toast
  7. Top with cheddar cheese slice and place on a tray in the oven for about 4 minutes, or until cheese is nicely melted
  8. Remove from oven, add fresh spinach, and top with remaining slice of whole-grain toast
Macros:
For the Tuna Melt Sandwich
342 CALS
30 C | 9 F | 27 P
For the Tuna Salad (both portions – nutritional info below)
171 CALS
13 C | 1 F | 28 P

Larissa Nicole is a Toronto-based transformation and wellness coach who believes in a balanced, sustainable approach to health & fitness – no diets, no “fit teas”, no short-term fixes. Having lost over 60lbs and overcome disordered eating, extreme bullying, and body dysmorphia over the course of her own fitness journey, she uses her transformation story as a way to teach women struggling with their weight how to become a stronger, healthier & happier version of themselves and that absolutely anything is possible with the right mindset. 

Visit Larissa Nicole Fitness to start your transformation today!

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Larissa Nicole

Larissa Nicole is a Toronto-based transformation and wellness coach who believes in a balanced, sustainable approach to health & fitness – no diets, no “fit teas”, no short-term fixes. Having lost over 60lbs and overcome disordered eating, extreme bullying, and body dysmorphia over the course of her own fitness journey, she uses her transformation story as a way to teach women struggling with their weight how to become a stronger, healthier & happier version of themselves and that absolutely anything is possible with the right mindset. Check out https://www.larissanicolefitness.com for more!

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