Now that I’m back to work part-time after a wonderful summer home with my daughter, it’s nice having a daily routine and schedule to follow. My work schedule helps drive my effort to eat healthy and pay attention to portions instead of mindless snacking here and there or having “just one bowl” of cereal, that when you measure it out, is really three servings.

I’m all about easy, healthy food that tastes delicious. I like lunches that I can prepare in 5 minutes or can make the night before. I enjoy looking for ways to bulk up my meals with vegetables so I feel fuller longer. I pride myself on using healthy substitutes in my meals that truly do not compromise the delicious flavor.

Put all of these things together and you have Simply the Best Healthy Tuna. This tuna recipe can be made ahead of time or within minutes before you run out the door; it’s a great lunch or snack that I really look forward to eating. When my stomach is grumbling at the end of my first class and then I remember I packed this tuna, I do a secret happy dance inside, and you will, too!

Simply The Best Healthy Tuna Salad

Ingredients (serves 2)

2 3 oz cans of canned tuna in water

2 T Greek yogurt

2 T Brown mustard

2-3 tsp Frank’s original hot sauce

2 Celery stalks chopped

1/3 C shredded carrots

2 tsp Relish

Salt and pepper to taste


Drain tuna and put into small mixing bowl or Tupperware. If I’m taking this to work, I mix directly in my container.

Mix all wet ingredients in with tuna using a fork (yogurt, mustard, Frank’s, relish).

Add washed, chopped celery and shredded carrots.

Salt and pepper to taste.

You can easily adjust the measurements depending on how wet or dry you like your tuna salad. Serve on top crisp Iceberg lettuce, make into a lettuce wrap, or serve on a bed of spinach for extra nutritious deliciousness.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do – let me know how you like it!