Cucumber Snack Bites

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

Ingredients:

  • 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.

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