Sunday, July 14, 2013

Healthy Switch Up- Tuna Melt

Tuna Melts traditionally consist of tuna salad (canned tuna, mayo, and some other things like celery, mustard, etc.), tomato and cheese in a panini sandwich, toasted, or grilled cheese style

I just hate mayo.
And I'm not sorry about it.

I don't understand the concept of spreading or mixing an egg yolk condiment on things... The texture is like a combination of oily and creamy and I don't find any part of that appetizing or appealing.
Also, egg yolks are loaded with cholesterol, so not recommended for people with high cholesterol levels, heart problems, or obesity.

So here's my version.

Salmon vs. tuna: 
1. Salmon has b6, b12, tuna doesn't. 
2. "Per 100g salmon has 2,018mg of omega-3s compared to tuna’s paltry 243mg." (from men's health) Contributing to healthy skin, hair, brain function, weight loss, getting rid of inflammation and gaining muscle.
3. Tuna has been known to harbor more mercury levels. In fact up to 27 times more!

Healthy Salmon Salad
1 can of salmon (I used smoked salmon, which is even more flavorful!)
1/4-1/3 cup thick, plain, non fat, greek yogurt
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp turmeric
1-2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives, green onion or scallions.
freshly cracked black pepper
hot sauce (optional)

Spread avocado on both sides of bread,
add as much filling as you please, and then....


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