Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe For Weight Loss

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Quick High Protein Snack: How To Make Tuna Taste Good

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing a healthy tuna salad recipe for weight loss that makes a delicious high protein and low carb snack.

Yes, not only have you asked for more healthy high protein snacks, but you also asked how to make canned tuna taste good.

So on today’s Brad’s Cookbook series, I’m going combine those two topics, and show you how to make a healthy high protein snack, like canned tuna, taste delicious.

This tuna salad recipe will literally take you less than 3 minutes to prepare, and you can make it in bulk, store it in the fridge for a quick snack, or eat it on the run.

Tuna Salad Recipe For Weight Loss

What is the healthiest kind of canned tuna to buy?

Here’s a little insight into how to decide which is the healthiest kind of canned tuna to buy.

In the video, I compared two different kinds of canned tuna, similar to my Food Wars series.

First thing to look at when comparing brands of tuna is the ingredients.

Brand #1: Canned tuna ingredients:

  • tuna
  • vegetable broth
  • soy oil
  • salt
  • disodium phosphate

Also contains soy.

What do you think of those ingredients?

Brand #2: Canned tuna ingredients:

  • tuna
  • water
  • salt

Which kind of tuna sounds like a healthier, more natural option?

Obviously canned tuna option #2.

When choosing a canned tuna at the grocery store, always look at the ingredients.

If the ingredients of the canned tuna in your house sounds more like the first brand, don’t freak out.

You can use it if you want, but just be sure to buy a brand of tuna with healthier ingredients next time.

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Now that we have selected the healthiest canned tuna, lets make this tasty sun dried tuna salad recipe for weight loss.

This high protein snack recipe is so quick and simple to make, as all you have to do is add a few ingredients to a food processor or blender.

Using a food processor will speed up the process preparing this recipe, but if you don’t have access to one, you can simply dice up the ingredients with a knife.

Once you smell how delicious the sun dried tomato mixture is, it’s going to bring the taste of this tuna salad recipe to a whole new level.

Here’s one other tip for you if you’re sensitive to sodium.

Most canned tuna contains quite a bit of sodium to preserve the tuna.

If you’re sensitive to a lot of sodium, add the tuna to a strainer, then rinse it with water to remove some of the extra salt.

How much is a serving?

For this tuna salad recipe for weight loss, I used the whole can of tuna for one serving.

This would be the equivalent of one high protein meal.

However, if you’re only looking for a small high protein snack, you can half this recipe, or prepare it as two servings.

Regardless of what you decide, this tuna salad recipe provides you with a great serving of protein.

Tuna Salad Recipe For Weight Loss

Here are the simple ingredients for this healthy tuna salad recipe for weight loss.

Print Recipe
Tuna Salad For Weight Loss (No Mayo)
Tuna Salad For Weight Loss (No Mayo)
Course Main Dish, Snack
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Course Main Dish, Snack
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Tuna Salad For Weight Loss (No Mayo)
Instructions
  1. Add the sun dried tomatoes, garlic, parsley, black pepper, sea salt, and extra virgin olive oil to a food processor or blender. If you don't have access to a food processor or a blender, simply dice up these ingredients with a knife.
  2. Turn the food processor on until all the ingredients are chopped. This mixture is the topping for the tuna salad.
  3. Optional: add the tuna to a strainer and rinse under water to remove some of the salt.
  4. We're almost done. Add the tuna to a bowl, then top with the flavorful sun dried tomato mixture.
  5. To make it pretty, add another small dash of parsley on top as a green garnish.
  6. If you prefer it hot, you can heat it up, or just eat it cold.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Info (per serving):

Calories: 317

Protein: 36g

Carbohydrates: 5g

Fat: 17g

There’s your quick tasty high protein tuna salad snack

This quick, high protein tuna salad recipe for weight, is delicious, has lots of flavor, and only took approximately 3 minutes to prepare.

You can take this tuna salad for lunch with you at the office.

You can also have it for a quick dinner or even breakfast.

It’s also perfect for the person on the go as you can take it anywhere with you while traveling.

There are no more excuses as to why you can’t add more protein to your diet.

Tuna Salad Recipe For Weight Loss

Put this tuna salad recipe to the Live Lean taste test

If you don’t normally like the taste of tuna, because of it’s fishy taste, the flavors from the sun dried tomatoes mixture, including the parsley, extra virgin olive oil, and garlic overpowers the taste of the tuna.

This tuna salad doesn’t have a fishy.

I highly recommend you give this tuna salad recipe a try.

If I don’t like the taste of sun dried tomatoes what else can I add?

If you don’t like the taste of sun dried tomatoes, replace it with salsa or dijon mustard.

Both of those healthy condiments go really well with tuna.

Regardless of what ingredients you use, just be sure to use real, healthy ingredients, to make your tuna taste delicious.

I think we scored another winner here.

In the comments section below, let me know what you think of this tuna salad recipe for weight loss.

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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.

6 responses to “Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe For Weight Loss

  1. I just made this, it was really good! I didn’t have dry sun dried tomatoes, just the kind in the oil so I left out the oil in the recipe.

  2. Could you FIND a BIGGER strainer??? LOL looks like you are going FISHING, ha ha ha
    also ithats NOT a blender but looks more like a FOOD PROCESSOR, can you just use a normal blender, I also have NEVER use REAL garlic clovers, ALWAYS just garlic powder, WHY add salt?? I think some olive topenade would work fine instead

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