Sweet Tuna Salad for a Flat-Belly Diet - dummies

Sweet Tuna Salad for a Flat-Belly Diet

By Erin Palinski-Wade, Tara Gidus, Kristina LaRue

Tired of the usual tuna salad on your flat-belly diet? This recipe for Sweet Tuna Salad includes unusual ingredients such as blueberries, raisins, and a hint of cinnamon. Celery and walnuts add crunch, while red bell pepper adds a flash of color. Lemony Greek yogurt binds it all together.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

12 ounces canned albacore tuna, packed in water and drained

6 ounces nonfat lemon Greek yogurt

1/2 lemon, zest only

Pinch of pepper

Pinch cinnamon

1 stalk celery, thinly sliced with leaves

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

1/3 cup raisins

1 cup fresh blueberries

4 Bibb lettuce leaves

  1. In a large bowl, mix the tuna, yogurt, lemon zest, pepper, and cinnamon together just until combined.

  2. Gently toss the celery, bell pepper, walnuts, and raisins with the tuna mixture.

  3. Fold in the blueberries, taking care not to crush them.

  4. Serve in lettuce cups.

Pregnant women and women who could potentially become pregnant should substitute chunk light tuna for albacore because it’s lowest in mercury.

Per serving: Calories 296 (From Fat 111); Fat 12g (Saturated 2g); Cholesterol 36mg; Sodium 363mg; Carbohydrate 20g (Dietary Fiber 3g); Protein 28g.