Tuna salad is an easy way to get your portion of this fatty fish. Did you know that good fats are indispensable in a low-carbohydrate diet? Omega-3 fatty acids are the fatty acids that your body needs.They are good for the heart and blood vessels, and they stimulate blood circulation.Tuna is rich in vitamin B12 involved in the synthesis of red blood cells. Its richness in vitamin D and phosphorus is also involved in the prevention of osteoporosis.
Salads are one of the finest diet foods. They maintain satiety but give very little calories. A portion of this salad provides 220 calories with only 18 calories from fat! It also offers 37 grams of very high-grade protein. Tuna contributes 5 grams of iron and plenty of selenium which is an exceptional antioxidant and protects against heart disease.
Ingredients of Tuna salad Recipe
One can of tuna
1/2 red onion
One spoon of pickle (your choice of favor)
1 tbsp Greek yogurt
1 tsp lemon juice
Pepper and salt
Arugula or Rocket Leaves
Method for Tuna salad Recipe
Drain the tuna well.
Finely chop the red onion and pickle.
Put the tuna in a bowl and mix in the red onion, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, pepper, and salt.
Serve the tuna salad with arugula.The great thing about this recipe is that you can go anywhere with it. I have given you a guideline, but make your salad the way you like it. For example, you can add apple pieces for a sweet taste or tabasco and chilies to give the salad a little more spice.You can also eat the salad in different ways. What is your favorite? I find tuna salad with whole grain bread very tasty. But I also have it in other ways such as –
Tuna salad on a cracker or toast
A few large spoons eaten with lettuce which adds crunchiness
Or just to eat like that!
You will note that I have not added mayonnaise and any salad dressing. This, of course, would make it too bland to share. But well it is hard to lose weight, and you have to be prepared to make a few sacrifices along the way. If you wish you can go ahead and add tomatoes and even a shredded carrot to change the taste. If you want to increase the protein content, even more, add some boiled chickpeas,and you will have your entire day’s protein needs met in one meal.