Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tuna Salad and Glucerna Shake - A Light and Zippy Lunch



There is no reason or story, why I ended up making Tuna Salad for lunch on a dull Wednesday afternoon. Last Friday, after the weekly groceries were done, I was mindlessly browsing the aisles, while Sam and Sid were busy in the checkout counter. There I saw a series of "StarKist Tuna Products", probably on sale. The fact they are in a pouch and is a single serving made it lucrative enough to get my hands itchy to hold it. Plus they are only 50 cal, no saturated fat, very high in omega 3selenium and vitamin B12 and no sugar made it easier for me to convince Sam, how badly I wanted to have it.  

Tuna is not my family's favorite fish, but I somehow have fallen for it. Though tuna steaks, marinated and baked, have featured on our dinner table and won brownie points, canned tuna is a strict no-no. The only way Sam and Sid will eat them if it is added to a spicy potato mash, egg-washed and rolled in seasoned bread crumbs and deep fried! A la Bengali Macher Chop way!

I had a busy morning and had my breakfast late. It was my yummy Oatmeal Upma, which was so filling that I wasn't even hungry by lunchtime. So it'll be just Glucerna shake for lunch. It was then, that I remembered my  StarKist Tuna, sitting pretty on my pantry for good four days. I searched the good old internet for some quick Tuna salad recipes, made some swaps, omitted some ingredients that I didn't have and made this easy-breezy salad is a jiffy. 


What I used:
StarKist Chunk Light Tuna - 2.6 oz
(1 Single serve packet)
Celery - 1 rib chopped (¼ cup)
Tomatoes - ¼ cup
or
Grape/ Cherry Tomatoes - 6-8 nos
Green Chilies - 1 chopped
Green Onions/ Scallions - 2 snipped


Dressing:
Greek Yogurt - 3 tbsp
Garlic - 1 small clove minced
Honey - 1 tsp
Dijon or Spicy Brown Mustard - 1 tsp
Cider Vinegar - 2 tsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 1 tbsp


How I did it:








A spoonful of meaty and crunchy salad and a sip of the chilled shake! The day is not so dull and gloomy after all!!!





Diabetic Platter: Well, this a light salad no doubt. You can pair it with your regular meal or have it all by itself if you are not that hungry! And it can be an excellent snack as well. Low in calories but not in flavor, this light and zippy salad will surely make you feel healthy from inside. I feel fit just at looking at it!!!

P:S: This post is not an advertisement for StarKist Tuna. Any canned tuna has loads of Omega 3, Selenium and Vitamin B12. So the choice is yours.






1 comment:

  1. I especially ike the PS. Jokes apart... I am definitely going to try it!

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