Skinny, Mini Tuna Melts

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It’s always nice to try something new with canned tuna. These little open-faced melts are really yummy. They make a terrific party food that both kids and adults will enjoy. Or, serve 3-4 per person for an easy lunch or dinner. Each mini tuna melt has 71 calories, 3 grams of fat and 2 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints.
 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Bake Time: 8 minutes


Ingredients

2 slices multi-grain or whole wheat bread, see shopping tip below

2 teaspoon reduced-fat butter

1 (5 oz) can chunk white tuna, packed in water and drained

2 tablespoon light mayonnaise, I like Best Foods (Hellmann’s)

1 teaspoon mustard or spicy brown mustard, not Dijon

2 tablespoons celery, chopped fine

1½ tablespoons dried cranberries

1 tablespoon scallions, chopped fine

¼ cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Toast the bread. Remove crust. Spread each slice with 1 teaspoon butter. Cut each slice into 4 pieces.

3. To a bowl, add the tuna, mayonnaise and mustard and mix well. Stir in the celery, cranberries and scallions.

4.  Line a baking pan with foil and coat with a little cooking spray. Place the 8 pieces of buttered toast on the pan, buttered side up. Top each with 1 level tablespoon of tuna salad. Sprinkle the top of each with ½ tablespoon light cheddar cheese.

5. Bake in oven until cheese is melted and the melts are hot, about 8 minutes

Makes 8 mini melts. Each lunch or dinner size serving, 3-4 melts


Shopping Tip
I used Milton’s multi-grain bread. It’s my favorite. Most supermarket’s sell it along with Trader Joe’s and Costco. Or use your favorite multi-grain or whole wheat bread.


Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints
2

Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 2

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 mini tuna melt
71 cal, 3g fat, 1mg chol, 6g prot, 7g carb, 1g fiber, 153mg sod, 2g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
55 calories, 0g sat. fat, 2g protein, 2g sugar

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!