Snacking. It is so easy to grab chips or crackers, a pudding, fruit snacks, cookies or granola. We have tried to reshape our mindset in this house into snacks that provide a protein content and yet are sweet and or savoury to help please the ‘want for food’ outside of a planned meal. This snack could also be presented as an appetizer with a fancy cheese and fruit on the side. Easy and quick to prepare.
Prep Time: 10 minutes ~ Serves: 3 -4 ~ Serving Size: 2 Bites
- 1 6oz (170g) can chunk light tuna in water drained
- 2 tsp red onion, minced
- 1 Tbsp celery, minced
- 1 Tbsp dill, minced (or 1/4 tsp dried)
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- black pepper
- 2 cucumbers, sliced as shown
- 3 grape tomatoes , sliced in quarters
In a mixing bowl, add tuna, onion, celery, dill, mayo, lemon juice and black pepper. Mix until combined. Cut 1/3 side off of cucumber and remove center. Scoop tuna salad into slice and garnish with 1/4 of a grape tomato. Serve.
Darling Daughter’s Notes: This was a neat snack that I enjoyed. A little messy but fun to eat and colourful too. Mom served this with mozzarella cheese and raspberries.
Suggested Nutritional Values (4 portions): Calories 144, Protein 9g, Carbohydrates 3g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 2g, Total Fat 11g, Cholesterol 21mg, Sodium 195mg
Great Mineral Bonuses: Selenium 54%, Vitamin B12 45%, Vitamin K 39%
Diabetes Type 2 Suggestions: Enjoy this snack. As a family we use full mayonnaise and avoid the substitute ingredients in fat-free or reduced calorie options. Use high quality, non-farmed tuna to add benefit to your healthy eating and eco lifestyle.