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Lightened Up Tuna Salad

Updated: May 5, 2020

I’ve made a quick and convenient (not to mention healthy and delicious) lightened up tuna salad that will totally change your lunch game.

For the longest time I was very anti-tuna. Yes, you heard me. I refused to eat tuna. And there was NO WAY I was touching tuna salad. People change though, am I right?

Tuna is a wonderful source of protein, packing in close to 20 grams per serving! Tuna is also known to improve heart health, boost the immune system and increase red blood cell count (all really good things). It is perfect for lunches, snacks or when that extra protein is necessary to sustain energy and satiety throughout the day.

I’m taking your traditional tuna salad and turning it into something you will not want to live without! By using a combination of Greek yogurt and avocado oil mayo, you’ll get less saturated fat and more protein and probiotics in this version.

A few notable things you’ll want to have on hand:

tuna in water (not oil)

plain greek yogurt

purple grapes


red onion

All of these things can be found at any grocery store or supermarket for very reasonable prices. Get out a mixing bowl and get ready to make your new favorite workday lunch.


1 can of albacore tuna in water

4 tsp mayo (I use Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Mayo)

1-2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt

1/4 of a red onion, chopped

1/4 cup chopped purple grapes

1 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp paprika

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tbsp sunflower seeds

salt and pepper to taste


Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until everything is combined evenly.

Enjoy with raw veggies or crackers, on toast, or with a fork!

*Makes 2 servings

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