Trim Healthy Mama Easy E Tuna Sandwich

Easy E Tuna Sandwich THM Trim Healthy Mama E Meal  from

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

ingredients for a Trim Healthy Mama Tuna Sandwich

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.

making a Trim Healthy Mama Tuna Sandwich

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.

making a Trim Healthy Mama Tuna Sandwich

Next, spread the tuna salad onto toasted bread. This makes two good and hearty sandwiches, so I simply divide the mixture in half. 

making a Trim Healthy Mama Tuna Sandwich

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. 

making a Trim Healthy Mama Tuna Sandwich

And there you have it. A nice thick tuna sandwich. And a bunch of hungry kids, trying to grab my sandwich. 

making a Trim Healthy Mama Tuna 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


20 thoughts on “Trim Healthy Mama Easy E Tuna Sandwich

  1. southernplate

    Well, how about a ridiculous question then? 😉 This looks great but I’m not a tuna person. I should be able to sub canned chicken and still have it be an E, right?

    1. Amanda Coers

      Yes ma’am 🙂 chicken breast will work great!

  2. joannevoth

    This looks good and filling!

  3. Tara

    Such a good, easy idea! (And your relative comment completely cracked me up.) Thanks for sharing!

  4. Vicki Artman

    Any suggestions for a gluten free bread. I cannot have Ezekiel bread or sprouted wheat bread.

  5. Carol

    What could we add in to emulsify all the ingredients together? No mayo? Maybe some GY? What do you suggest?

    1. Amanda Coers

      Greek yogurt could work. Skip the mayo though 🙂 I find the laughing cow cheese helps keep this creamy

  6. Donna Brickel

    This sounds wonderful. Question –The sweet pickle relish I bought and not used since starting THM has 3 grams of sugar per 1 Tbsp of relish. Is this not okay to use for this recipe? Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Amanda Coers

      Me personally, I’d use it until it was all gone, then buy dill relish. But technically no, the sweet relish would not be fully on plan.

  7. Julie D.

    I totally burst out laughing while reading this recipe (AND it looks yummy)! You have a new fan!

  8. Natalia @PrepUtilityVehicle

    Another should-be-simple question—is this for 2 people? Or could a hungry THM have both sandwiches? I forget the limits on sprouted bread for an E.

    1. Amanda Coers

      This is for two people 🙂 I like to have Greek yogurt with fruit if I’m still hungry

  9. Stacey Y.

    What Is the size of the canned tuna?

  10. Catherine Bennet

    Thanks for posting your tuna recipe. I made it for supper this evening. YUM.

  11. alisonchampney

    Shredded boiled egg added should be fine in the tuna as well?

    1. Amanda Coers

      The white is fine, but not the yolk for an E meal 🙂

  12. jessica

    Delish! Can i still add the yogurt and berries if im still hungry to the apple an carrots?

    1. Amanda Coers

      Sure! 🙂 that would be yummy

  13. jessica

    Thanks Amanda! Its so yummy 🙂 thanks for sharing your recipe.

  14. Laurie

    You have got a great sense of humor, I did tehe while reading through it. I really enjoy your recipes. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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