The Skinny Tuna Melt

Classic comfort diner food, just got a make-over... the low fat tuna melt. Adding veggies to your tuna, replacing the full fat cheese and mayonnaise with light mayo and cheese and serving it opened faced makes this classic sandwich lower in fat and Weight Watcher friendly. Use your favorite whole grain bread and serve with a salad or a cup of soup on the side.

Classic comfort diner food, just got a make-over – the skinny tuna melt.

Adding veggies to your tuna and serving it opened faced makes this classic sandwich lighter and healthier than you’d get if you ordered it out. Use your favorite whole grain bread and serve with a salad or a cup of soup on the side.

I’ve been loving Dave’s Killer Bread, you can find it at most health food stores or Whole Foods. It’s organic, non-GMO and tastes great!

Tips to make this quicker:

I love my Cuisinart 4-cup mini food processor (affil link), I put the veggies in and pulse a few times which saves lots of time.

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The Skinny Tuna Melt

Classic comfort diner food, just got a make-over – the skinny tuna melt.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (4.5 oz) can tuna (in water), drained
  • 1/4 cup carrots, minced
  • 1/4 cup minced celery
  • 1 tbsp red onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise (Hellman’s Light)
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 slices 2% reduced fat cheddar or American cheese
  • 2 slices tomato
  • oil spray (I used my Misto)

Directions:

  1. Combine tuna, celery, carrots, onion, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large skillet over low heat.
  3. Spray skillet with oil, and place two slices of bread on top.
  4. Top bread with cheese, then tuna salad and tomato. Cook on low heat until cheese melts and bread gets toasty.
  5. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 2 servings, Serving Size: 1 open face sandwich

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 4
  • Points +: 6
  • Calories: 231 calories
  • Total Fat: 6.5g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: mg
  • Carbohydrates: 14.5g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Sugar: g
  • Protein: 28.5g
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