Sometimes, you just need comfort food…
I was craving macaroni salad not that long ago, and after turning it over in my mind for a bit, I realized that it was possible without breaking the diet…
The Tuna Salad lunch entree says it should be eaten with a small roll. I just replaced the roll with the a SmartCarb’s worth of elbow macaroni! I dont’ like whole wheat pasta, but I’ve found a brand that has a higher fiber content in what looks like a regular pasta.
Ingredients – for 1 portion
1 package NutriSystem’s Tuna Salad luncheon entree
1 tbsp low fat Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
1/2 tbsp prepared mustard
1 pinch thyme
1 tbsp sweet pickle, minced
1 tbsp grated carrot
1/4 cup tomato, chopped
1 green onion, chopped
1 tbsp bell pepper, chopped
small bit of lettuce, shredded
fresh ground pepper (and other seasonings, to taste)
- Combine tuna, mayonnaise, mustard, thyme and pickle;
- If taking to work for lunch, package the tuna mixture and vegetables separately;
- To serve, make a bed of the lettuce. Combine tuna mixture and remaining vegetables, then turn onto lettuce.
By my calculations, this is a NS lunch, a serving of Vegetables, and 1 Extra.