Apple Tuna Bites

Apple Tuna Bites

I’ve been really trying to watch my carbs lately and it’s not always easy, especially for lunch when grabbing a quick sandwich is so simple. I eat a ton of salads for lunch, but sometimes I need a salad break! I’ve been trying to think of other ways to enjoy some of my favorite sandwich fillings without all the bread.

Apple Tuna Bites

I love adding chopped apples to tuna and chicken salad so instead of chopping it up and adding it in with the tuna salad, why not just eat it on top of a slice of apple?! This barely qualifies as a real recipe, but I wanted to share it with you guys because I’ve really been loving this lately and it is so easy to do for a quick, gluten-free lunch. I made a very simple tuna salad, but you can dress it up with other add-ins if you would prefer. It works with tuna or chicken salad and you can really use any type of apple is your favorite!

Apple Tuna Bites

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Apple Tuna Bites

Yield: serves 1-2

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • About 5-6 ounces tuna, drained
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt (or mayo)
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional add-ins: chopped nuts, dried cranberries, etc.
  • 1 apple (I like honeycrisp or red delicious), sliced, core removed

Directions:

  1. Add the tuna, yogurt, onion, celery, and the lemon juice to a bowl and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Spoon some of the mixture on top of each apple slice. Serve.

Apple Tuna Bites

   

12 comments

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  2. This recipe is delicious!! Thanks for sharing it.

  3. How is this low carb? Don’t apples have a ton of carbs? I’m new to low carb stuff and wondering. I LOVE (LOVE LOVE LOVE) apples and am sort of devastated to see that they are high carb. So if they’re actually something I could still have (like this) and be low-carb, I’d be ecstatic!

    • Kassie, it really depends on you and your specific diet needs. Low-carb is not one-size fits all and there are various reasons people go low-carb and the amount of carbs one should consume a day also varies. Certain types of apples have more carbs than others, but compared to two pieces of bread for a sandwich, an apple can certainly be considered less carbs. I’m no nutritionist though so feel free to use your own judgement based on your particular diet.

  4. Check the carb count on the apples you use. Apples are REALLY high and certain varieties are unbelievably high!

  5. I want to make a tray of these to take to a friends house. How do I store these so the apples don’t get brown? Can I make them in the morning and will they be OK till dinner time?

    • Carrie, you can try drizzling some lemon juice on each apple slice and that will help a bit with the browning. I’d also keep them chilled in an airtight container. Finally, I wouldn’t put the tuna salad on top until you are ready to serve them so you can mix it up and store it separately.

  6. Super recipe i saw on pinterest. Loking foward to try ;-) 

  7. If you want to make this low carb, omit the apple. Very few low carb plans can accommodate the high sugar content of apples.

  8. Also, no dried cranberries. High carb. Go with the walnuts,

  9. Apples are actually quite a healthy option… Our bodies need carbs of some sort, and as apples are high in fiber it tends to negate the carbs and helps with digestion of all the protien… Diabetic and people with insulin resistant blood or PCOS should strive for a diet that balances proteins and carbs to keep blood sugars from going too high or too low… Thanks for the share, I will totally be trying this

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