- 2 cans (5 oz each) water-packed tuna, drained
- 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped celery
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 slices whole grain bread (adjust based on your point allocation)
- 4 slices reduced-fat cheddar cheese
- Cooking spray
- Preheat Oven:
- Preheat your oven’s broiler.
- Prepare Tuna Salad:
- In a bowl, mix together the drained tuna, light mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, chopped red onion, and chopped celery. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Assemble Sandwiches:
- Place the slices of whole grain bread on a baking sheet. Divide the tuna salad evenly among the slices.
- Add Cheese:
- Top each tuna salad-covered bread slice with a slice of reduced-fat cheddar cheese.
- Place the baking sheet under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Keep a close eye to prevent burning.
- Remove the Tuna Melts from the oven and let them cool for a minute. Serve hot.
- Optional: Greens on the Side:
- Pair your Tuna Melt with a side salad or steamed veggies for a balanced meal.
Here are some tips that might help you on your weight loss journey with WW:
Understand the Points System:
Familiarize yourself with how WW assigns points to different foods. Foods that are higher in calories and lower in nutritional value will generally have higher points.
Plan your meals ahead of time to ensure you have a balance of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates.
Prepare healthy snacks to have on hand when hunger strikes.
Pay attention to portion sizes. Even healthy foods can contribute to weight gain if you eat too much of them.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Sometimes our bodies can mistake thirst for hunger.
Include Lean Proteins:
Protein-rich foods can help you feel full and satisfied. Include sources like lean meats, fish, eggs, and plant-based proteins in your meals.
Load Up on Veggies:
Vegetables are low in points and high in nutrients. Incorporate a variety of colorful vegetables into your meals.
Choose Whole Foods:
Opt for whole, minimally processed foods. They often have fewer points and are more nutrient-dense.
Limit Added Sugars:
Foods high in added sugars can have higher point values. Be mindful of sweets and opt for natural sources of sweetness when possible.
Choose smart snacks that are satisfying but won’t use up too many points. Examples include Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, or a small handful of nuts.
Track Your Points:
Consistently track your food intake using the WW app or a journal. This can help you stay accountable and make adjustments as needed.
Incorporate Physical Activity:
Exercise can earn you additional points, and it’s essential for overall health. Find activities you enjoy to make it a sustainable part of your routine.
Be Mindful of Zero-Point Foods:
While many fruits and vegetables are zero points, be mindful not to overeat them. Listen to your body’s hunger and fullness cues.