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HG's Rockin' Tuna Melt!
HG's Rockin' Tuna Melt!

TUN-A IN

Tuna melt fans, listen up! You too can partake in the cheesy, creamy tunaliciousness of a classic tuna melt. HG's here with a great recipe for a diet-friendly version of the sandwich fave. Just replace some of the traditional ingredients with lighter options and you can enjoy these mouthwatering melts, guilt free!

Ingredients:
1 3-oz. can tuna, packed in water, drained and flaked
1 Tbsp. light mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijonnaise
***2 slices Wonder Light Bread
2 teaspoons chopped dill relish
1 slice Kraft Fat Free Cheese
1 slice tomato
salt and pepper as desired

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In bowl, prepare tuna salad by mixing tuna, mayonnaise, dijonnaise, and relish. Toast bread then pile the tuna mixture onto one slice and place the slices of tomato and cheese on the other. Bake for about 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is melted and tuna is heated through. Place the cheese side of the sandwich on top of the tuna side. Cut in half and enjoy!


Serving Size: 1 recipe
Calories: 255
Fat: 5.5g
Carbs: 23.5g
Fiber: 5g
Protein: 28g

*5 points

***Other diet-friendly bread can be substituted. Nutritionals will change accordingly.



Tuna Melt
Tuna Melt

MAJOR MELTDOWN

Let's talk frankly here. It's not like tuna melts are considered diet-friendly by any means.  So you shouldn't be alarmed to find out that an average one clocks in at about 700-900 calories and 30 plus grams of fat.  So exactly how does a tuna sandwich manage to pack in so many calories and fat grams?  Well, first there's all the goopy mayo the tuna is mixed with.  And let's not forget the fatty cheese.  And the crusty bread.  Oh, and what about the butter they typically use to FRY it in?  So the next time you're at the diner pondering what to order and trying to convince yourself that a tuna melt is a better idea than a burger, remember you're only fooling yourself.  But luckily it's not all bad news.  With a few simple swaps, you can make a guilt-free version of a tuna melt right at home.  And you won't even have to leave a tip.


Serving Size: 1 sandwich (medium sized)
Calories: 800
Fat: 32g
Carbs: 83g
Fiber: 6g
Protein: 44g

*18 Points



  HG Heads Up!  Tuna melts are very high in sodium.  No matter how you slice it, they will typically contain a minimum of 900mg of the stuff.  If you're a serious sodium-counter, beware!
CHEW ON THIS:
Today, June 6th, is National Applesauce Cake Day. Did you know you can substitute applesauce for oil in cake recipes to save lots of calories & fat? We know that's not traditional "applesauce cake" but it's delicious.
 

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