Today being Friday, I got up and went to the gym, worked out for a looooong 30 minutes and when I got home, passed out on the couch for a solid hour. Note to self, have coffee ready and waiting when you get home from the gym. Needless to say, I got a delayed start to my day.
So for my LATE lunch today, I needed something quick and delicious to get me through the rest of the day, hopefully being semi productive. The tuna stuffed tomato has always been in the back of my mind because it is so unbelievably easy and really just a twist on the traditional tuna sandwich, which can be much heavier and result in a coma like state making the rest of your day feel just that much longer. Not what I need right now.
There are a MILLION ways that you can prepare this, so I’ll just show you the way I ended up doing making it today. Feel free to add whatever you like to this recipe. I have been known to throw together a ranch and onion powder tuna fish, or a spicy mustard based tuna. Options are endless! Let me know if you have any other tuna salads that are just to die for!
1 Can of Tuna Fish 1/4 Cup Red Onion
3 Tablespoons No fat Mayo (I used Smart Blanace)
Ground Pepper to Taste 2 Red Tomatoes
1. Slice the top of the tomatoes off and hallow out the insides of the tomatoes.
2. Mix tuna, onions, mayo and ground pepper in a bowl.
3. Add tuna salad into the center of the tomatoes. Serve on a bed of lettuce.
I am very happy with the way this came out and it is perfect for a lighter lunch. It doesn’t weigh you down at all and gives you the fuel to get you through the rest of the day.
Nutritionally, this is fantastic! The mayo is really the only thing that you need to make sure you don’t over do. Calorically, it rounds out to be about 230-250 calories. So definitely fits into the meal plan.
Let me know how yours comes out and if you do anything differently! It always good to try and shake things up a bit so your taste buds never know whats coming!