Joy Bauer Weight Loss

RecipeOpen-Faced Tuna Melt

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 365
  • Protein: 46 g
  • Total Fat: 6.5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 3.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 28 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5 g
  • Sugars: 5 g
    • Natural Sugar: 5 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 950mg

Considering that the classic version of this tasty sandwich was a personal childhood favorite, I was bound to give it a healthier spin. This simple rendition incorporates fiber-rich whole-grain bread, canned light tuna (canned albacore white tuna is higher in mercury) mixed with light mayo, and is topped with the signature bubbly, melted cheese. Sometimes I like to add a squirt of hot sauce into the mayo to kick up the heat… and serve it open-faced for twice the volume and double the bites.

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This recipe makes 1 Serving
Ingredients:
  • 2 pieces reduced-calorie, whole-grain bread (with no more than 50 calories per slice)
  • 6 ounces canned light tuna, packed in water, drained well
  • 2 teaspoons low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons minced onion
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 onion slices
  • Pickles (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons reduced-fat shredded cheese, any variety
Preparation:

Preheat the broiler and lightly toast the bread.

Mash the tuna with the mayonnaise and onion.

Spread the tuna mixture evenly over each slice of bread and top each with 2 tomato slices, 2 onion slices, pickles, if desired, and 2 tablespoons cheese. Place back under the broiler until the cheese is hot and bubbly. Enjoy open-faced.

 

Looking for more scrumptious sandwich ideas? Try my Open-Faced PB Banana Sandwich or Open-Faced Turkey Sandwich.