Here’s a classic tuna melt recipe that the whole family can enjoy. This healthy sandwich is an easy tuna fish recipe you can make in minutes.
Tuna is a relatively inexpensive protein source that’s lean and rich in omega 3 fats and a good source of vitamin D, B vitamins, and selenium. Concerns about mercury can be addressed by visiting the FDA’s website at FDA.gov. Put simply, it’s safe to consume 2-3 servings of tuna a week. This tuna melt is served on a whole wheat English muffin for added fiber and nutrients. Concerned about sodium? Look for a whole wheat bread with less than 140 mg of sodium on the label and the same with your cheese.Theresa Jackson, RD, CDN
- 3 oz light tuna packed in water, drained and flaked
- 2 Tbsp chopped onion
- 1/3 cup chopped celery
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 2 Tbsp low fat mayonnaise
- 2 light whole wheat English muffins, halved
- 1/4 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven or toaster oven to 400°.
In a bowl, combine tuna, onion, celery, pepper and mayonnaise and stir gently.
Divide tuna mixture among 2 English muffin halves. Sprinkle with cheese and top with remaining 2 English muffin halves.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until warm and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Yield: 2 servings
Serving Size: 1 sandwich
* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content
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