Heartfelt Tuna Melt

Oct 31 2012

Whip up a well-rounded lunch in less than 10 minutes with this hot and yummy tuna melt recipe.
Recipe courtesy of www.nationaldairycouncil.org
 

Serves 4

Dietitian's Tip: 

Round out this lunch with an apple and a side salad. Use spinach or kale, add a few cherry tomatoes and mix lightly with low fat Russian or Thousand Island dressing used in the tuna melt. Voila, lunch is served!

Ingredients: 

6 ounces white tuna packed in water, drained
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup low fat Russian or Thousand Island salad dressing
2 whole-wheat English muffins, split
3 ounces reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, grated
Salt and black pepper to taste
 

Preparation: 

Preheat broiler. Combine tuna, celery, onion and salad dressing. Season with salt and pepper. Toast English muffin halves. Place split-side-up on baking sheet and top each with 1/4 of tuna mixture. Broil 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Top with cheese and return to broiler until cheese is melted, about 1 minute longer.

Nutrition Information: 

Per serving: 210 calories, 6 g total fat, 3 g saturated fat, 20 g carbohydrates, 19 g protein, 3 g fiber, 417 mg sodium, 157 mg potassium, 17 mg magnesium, 185 mg calcium