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
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
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
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