The key to lasting energy is protein, healthy fat, and fiber. These Avocado Tuna Salad Apple Slices have it all, a low carb lunch recipe without mayo!
Avocado Tuna Salad on Apple Slices
A pop-in-your-mouth lunch made with wholesome ingredients and sweetened with honey! Do you need a quick, easy, and healthy lunch recipe?
This healthy lunch recipe is one of my absolute favorites for a simple mid day meal. Low carb lunch recipe to the rescue! You guys this one is crazy easy. Don’t you love that???
These are also a great lunch idea for your little ones! Sub chicken if that’s more their jam and send these to school with them 🙂 I’d suggest packing the lunch salad and apples in separate containers so nothing gets soggy. And this will allow your kiddo to “create” their own lunch by piling the salad onto the apple slices to make them feel like a big kid!
And if your babe’s school is a “nut free” school then simply omit the almonds in this healthy lunch recipe. Easy as that!
How to make tuna salad?
This recipe is just 6 simple ingredients, hallelujah! Make this healthy lunch recipe by mixing together…
freshly ground pepper (don’t skip this step!)
a drizzle of honey
Top this mixture onto apple slices and viola! An easy peasy healthy lunch to the rescue! Another option for this recipe is to add tart cherries and serve it over a bed of greens. YUMMMA.
Avocado Tuna Salad Calories
This low carb recipe without mayo is power packed and satisfying, with lots of protein, healthy fats and fiber for that lasting all afternoon energy we all need more of. One serving of this recipe contains…
13 grams fiber
30 grams protein
That trifecta of nutrition (protein, healthy fat, fiber) is the key to good energy. An easy peasy low carb lunch recipe that’s protein packed and rich in fiber!
How to make avocado tuna salad keto?
If you are following the keto diet or need even lower carb, leave out the honey and add cinnamon instead. Another great way to enjoy this healthy lunch recipe is to serve it over greens instead of apples. More veggies FTW!
Personally, I’m a big fan of that sweet and savory combo so that’s why I gotta have something sweet like the apple slices, honey, or tart cherries paired with this savory and salty healthy lunch recipe. Anyone else? OH YES!
My mom has become a huge lover of this recipe but I cannot get Eric to even take a bite. Oh well, MORE FOR US! He turns up his nose to the smell of it. Are you one of those people? If so, you can always sub in canned chicken but you cannot beat those hard to come by omega 3 fats in this recipe!
Avocado Tuna Salad is true brain food and a healthy lunch recipe!
How long will this tuna salad last in the fridge?
If you are in a pinch and need a quick lunch, keep canned tuna stocked in the pantry to whip up this quick lunch option. It’s a to go at our house because I love the convenience of it! But you can totally meal prep this recipe too in just 4 simple steps!
flake up the tuna
mix in the avocado
add a little squeeze of lemon juice so that the avocado doesn’t turn brown
This recipe will only keep 1-2 days in the fridge, so my recommendation would be to flake up the tuna, store the almond separately, and add the avocado when ready to eat. A healthy lunch recipe indeed!
So what are some of your favorite flavor combos for lunch salads? I’d love to know about some of the healthy lunch recipes that you enjoy! Leave me a comment below and let me know 🙂
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The key to lasting energy is protein, healthy fat, and fiber. These Avocado Tuna Salad Apple Slices have it all, a healthy tuna salad recipe without mayo.
- 1 avocado
- 8 ounces canned albacore tuna, drained
- 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
- freshly ground pepper to taste
- 2 apples, sliced into rounds with core removed
- drizzle of honey
- Category: Lunch
- Method: Mixing
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 440
- Sugar: 19g
- Sodium: 285mg
- Fat: 23g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Carbohydrates: 35g
- Fiber: 13g
- Protein: 30g
- Cholesterol: 30mg
Keywords: avocado tuna salad, how to make tuna salad, healthy tuna salad recipe
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Hi I’m Kristina LaRue, RD (registered dietitian nutritionist), Peloton addict and mama to two active and hungry boys. On Love & Zest, you’ll find healthy-ish recipes that fuel the whole family. I’m all about veggie-filled breakfast, meal prep recipes, healthier sweets, and easy weeknight dinners made in the Instant Pot or sheet pan.
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