This is a must try tuna recipe! It’s super easy, flavorful and is jam packed with extra protein and nutrition. And, so easy to make!
Mayo-Free Tuna Recipe That’s Delicious
I’ve tried to cut out canola and vegetable oil.These processed oils can cause issues in our body from messing with our gut health to causing inflammation.
This recipe skips the mayo altogether. We used cottage cheese and whole fat yogurt. It turns out to be creamy and delicious!
Add in some onion, celery, and lemon and you’ve made an incredibly easy lunch for your family. No lemon, no problem. Use an orange instead!
Want a Tuna Melt? Add Nutritional Yeast
If you want to pump up the flavor profile, add some nutritional yeast. This will give it a more cheesy flavor (think tuna melt) and by adding nutritional yeast, you will be adding additional nutrients too. Not familiar with nutritional yeast? Read on.
It can be hard to get kids to eat a large enough diet to get all of their micronutrients. These little tips are a great way to add nutrients without going too far outside their comfort zone.
The majority of kids and adults are deficient in micro-nutrients, so why not make more meals focused on upping the mico-nutrient profile of your food.
Skip the Bread, Use Veggies Instead
Try using slices of cucumbers and layer this tuna recipe right inside. My twins eat plenty of grains, especially for breakfast. I try to see if I can replace a grain for a veggie. It makes the whole meal more fun and whatever they don’t finish, I get to finish. Score!
- 2 cans tuna
- 1 cup whole fat yogurt
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 1 celery sticks chopped up small
- 1 lemon squeeze the juice of one small to medium lemon or orange
- 1 TBSP zest of lemon or orange
- 2 TBSP dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup Onion red onion or sweet onion
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- In a large bowl, add the tuna and break it up with a fork into smaller pieces
- Zest lemon and add it to the bowl
- Juice one lemon and then
- Dice up onion and celery
- Mix everything together and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes (this is optional)