I just want to state here and now that I feel pretty ridiculous calling this a “recipe.” I mean, it’s a tuna sandwich, y’all. I remember in the third grade our teacher handed out writing assignments like “Describe How To Make a Sandwich” – that’s what this feels like. By the way, I nailed that writing assignment. I decided to share this “recipe” because it’s one of my favorite E (energizing) lunches on the Trim Healthy Mama plan.
Of course, I make this at lunch time and lunch time at our house is usually just kind of silly. It’s right before nap time for our four little ones, so they’re amped up and ready to eat. I had to do these pictures on the fly. This recipe makes two sandwiches, perfect for me and my husband to have a little lunch together amidst the chaos.
Without any further ado, I present to you: A Tuna Sandwich!
Easy E Tuna Sandwich
- 4 slices Ezekiel bread, toasted – you can also use your own homemade sprouted wheat bread, if you’re awesome and have some made
- 1 can tuna, packed in water not oil
- 2 wedges light Laughing Cow cheese – any flavor will work as long as the fat grams are around 2 per wedge
- 1 small tomato
- a large handful of torn lettuce
- a handful of shredded carrots (I think chopped celery and onion would be nice, but my hubby won’t go for that)
- 1/8-1/4 cup dill pickle relish
Ignore the pants-less child crawling on the table waving an orange plastic toy gun around, howling for some crackers and milk. It wouldn’t be lunch at the Coers house without total lunacy going down. Pop your Ezekiel bread in the toaster and then add the rest of your ingredients to a medium sized bowl.
Feel free to add all sorts of yummy extras like celery, onion (purple onion would be great!), a little bit of diced apple, radishes – get creative. Just leave out any fattier additives like nuts or avocado. We want our E lunch to be nice and lean. Mix all your ingredients until well combined.
Next, spread the tuna salad onto toasted bread. This makes two good and hearty sandwiches, so I simply divide the mixture in half.
And then top with your second slice of Ezekiel bread. Kind of goes without saying really… but Lord knows if I didn’t say it, inevitably some sweetheart would ask, “What do you do with the other slice of bread?” Bless their little hearts. 😉 Probably one of my relatives.
And there you have it. A nice thick tuna sandwich. And a bunch of hungry kids, trying to grab my sandwich.
I like my sandwich served with carrots and apples, maybe a little side dish of nonfat Greek Yogurt with blueberries and peaches. It’s a lovely, simple E lunch on the Trim Healthy Mama plan.