Not gonna lie, I could eat this every day for lunch!
I figured this Weight Watchers Tuna Melt would be good, but I was surprised at how good it was!
So good that I’ve had it two days in a row. I have to be careful because when I find something that I love I tend to eat it a bunch of days in a row. Then I’ll sometimes get tired of it.
I’m not going to let that happen with this gem. As difficult as it may be I’m going to wait until the weekend to have another one.
Overall a typical tuna melt isn’t that bad for you. It’s the butter, cheese and “regular” bread that will get you into trouble.
I used Sara Lee whole wheat honey bread because it is only 1 point per slice. I used Sargento Ultra Thin mild cheddar cheese because it is low in points. Instead of using regular butter I used I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray. It was zero points for the spray!
I wasn’t sure how well the spray butter would work, but it was perfect. As you can tell by the picture the bread got nice and toasted.
Speaking of the picture, I had a little bit of help with this one. You would never know but it was actually a dark and rainy day when I took the picture.
My almost 16 year old daughter is taking a photography class in school. She told me she would help me learn how to use my fancy camera.
That was a win win for me because I get to learn new things and we got to hang out together. It’s not always easy to find things to do with teenagers!
Yesterday was our first “class” so now I’ll have to come up with more recipes so she can teach me more.
Tuna Melt - Weight Watchers
Yield: 2 servings – 6 Freestyle points per serving
- 1 (5 oz.) can of tuna in water
- 1 rib of celery, chopped
- 1-2 tablespoons chopped onions
- 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 slices of Sara Lee whole wheat honey bread (or other bread that’s one point per slice)
- I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray
- 2 slices of Sargento ultra thin mild cheddar cheese
- Preheat a frying pan over low/medium heat.
- Drain the can of tuna fish and add it to a small bowl.
- Add the mayonnaise, celery, onion, salt and pepper and stir together.
- Spray one side of each slice of bread 4 times with the butter spray.
- Add half of the tuna mixture to one slice of bread (on the not buttered side), add one slice of cheese and put one slice of bread on top.
- Add the sandwich to the heated pan. Cook until golden brown on each side, making sure the cheese melts.
- Repeat with the remaining ingredients