Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Healthy Tuna Melt

The end result. So tasty!

I'm always looking for ways to sneak more multicolored veggies into my meals. And, I love tuna. This healthy bell pepper tuna melt is perfect! Low in calories, a lot of veggies, and tastes great too! Adapted from Snack Girl.

5oz can tuna, water-packed, drained
1 tablespoon light mayo
1 sweet pickle, chopped (you can leave this out if you don't like pickles in your tuna...but trust me it's good)
1 stalk celery, chopped
4 baby carrots, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1 red bell pepper
2 tablespoons sharp cheddar (shredded)
salt and pepper (to taste)

  1. Mix tuna, mayo, pickle, celery, carrots, onion in small bowl.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Slice bell pepper in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and core.
  4. Spoon tuna mix into bell peppers (split between 2 halves).
  5. Top with 1 tablespoon shredded cheddar per pepper half
  6. Broil on high for ~5 minutes.
  7. Enjoy! These are fabulous!

One serving is the whole batch. So, only 322
calories for the whole thing. Yummy!


  1. Krissy,

    This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it. I really liked reading your blog and I love your attitude and your approach. Thanks for reading and commenting on mine as well. Send me an e-mail. Let's network!

    Bryan Ganey

  2. This sounds and looks great! I'm going to give it a try. I love tuna melts but never thought of using red pepper as the bread. What a great idea, and I love red peppers.

    Just found you blog and love it.