Tuna can be a part of any sensible weight-loss plan. Though it isn’t touted as a fat-burning miracle, it is dense in nutrients, especially protein and vitamins. On an average, every ounce of light tuna has almost 24 calories, which makes it a fantastic food for people who are looking to shed some pounds. Flavor your tuna dishes with some mayonnaise or simply pepper-and-lemon to bring out the perfect flavor.
Nutrisystem brings you a delicious tuna salad with a sophisticated twist. Large chunks of light tuna are combined with mayonnaise, pickles, onions, chestnuts, and spices for a soothing flavor and crunchy feel. Whether you put this salad inside a sandwich or in a whole wheat roll, the end product is a mouthwatering dish with a lingering flavor. I like to put it in a bread pocket as shown below.
Overall, this recipe packs just 120 calories, which is surprisingly low for a dish rich in mayonnaise. Out of them, 60 calories are from fat (there is zero trans fat). The tuna salad contains 20mg of cholesterol, 280mg of sodium and 3 grams of carbohydrate. Sadly, like most salads, it doesn’t contain any dietary fiber. Also, there are 13 grams of protein.
Tuna and chestnuts form an interesting combination that I personally liked very much. Other ingredients include soybean oil, sugar, egg, vinegar, egg yolk powder, pickled onions, pickled, garlic, pickled cucumber, corn starch, water, salt, and xanthan gum.
Preparing this tuna salad is too simple and needs no effort at all. Open the pouch and pour them on a small sub or a whole wheat roll. That’s it, the salad is ready to eat. You may choose to heat it in a microwave for half a minute or so.
What’s my take on the salad?
This salad tastes good. However, I would have liked it more if onions weren’t included. The spices bring out a nice flavor while the tuna chunks melt in your mouth. I ordered the salad twice and made sandwiches with it both the times. I also added some onions, bell peppers, jalapenos, olives, and a lettuce leaf – the taste was awesome.
Overall, this is a fantastic item to have for lunch. Put it inside whole grain buns and you have a scrumptious sub to eat at your workplace, in the afternoon. It also tastes great as a salad dressing. This dish is light, contains few calories and has all the healthy ingredients. I highly recommend you try it once especially if you love tuna.
Along with the breakfast cereal, the tuna salad by Nutrisystem are my two favorite meals.
Nutrisystem has a huge variety of meal choices. And their prices are not that expensive. I remember the first time I joined the program it was January so I used a Nutrisystem coupon code January.