Vegan Tuna Salad

Easy Vegan Tuna

One thing I miss since becoming vegetarian is tuna salad sandwiches. They were something my mom would make me during the summer as a child and I loved to make them into melts as an adult. Thanks to pinterest and a trip to the grocery store, I created something that tastes surprising good…if not great. My daughter (meat-eater) even tasted it and asked for another bite. This dish is perfect for a sandwich or if you don’t want to be carb/calorie light, put it on some crackers and Bon Appetite!

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Recipe:

    • 1 can chick peas, drained
    • vegan mayonnaise – I use Earth Balance, mindful mayo (only if you want to make this a vegan dish, otherwise use what you normally use)
    • celery, chopped
    • salt & pepper, to taste Add anything else you might enjoy in tuna fish salad. Sometimes I would put in pickles, sometimes I would mix in some mustard or even some lemon juice. All depends on my mood.

Prepare:

  • Using the back of your fork, mash chick peas until they resemble the consistency of shredded tuna.
  • Add condiments of your liking and get your grub on.
  • Makes 4 mammoth servings.

Calorie wise, this beast of a meal gives you A LOT of food, for under 200 calories. It’s AWESOME!

Recipe: Healthy PB & Fudge Mini Pies

 

 

A few weeks ago, I went to visit my husbands family and they are on a low-carb dietary restriction. However, I had the most delicious peanut butter fudge pie served to me. I sat there on My Fitness Pal calculating the calories, thinking it would be crazy bad for me. Even though the original recipe was still not as low as it could be, it was much lower than something you’d find ANYWHERE else. I set to think of ways I could improve her pie and reduce the calories and that I did.

Ingredients (Makes 6 pies):

  • Keebler Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust, 6 pack
  • Light Cool Whip, 12 TBSP total
  • PB2: Powdered Peanut Butter, 6 TBSP 
  • Sugar Free Hot Fudge Syrup, 6 TBSP

Directions:

Lay out graham crackers on a cookie sheet. You will have to freeze these, so make sure the surface you use (ie cookie sheet) will fit flat in your freezer. 

In a large bowl, add light cool whip and powdered peanut butter.  Mix.

If you don’t have any, substitute for real peanut butter. This will increase your calorie intake. 

Scoop 2 tbsp of whipped peanut butter into mini crusts.

Spoon 1 tbsp hot fudge sauce on pie and smooth so it covers entire pie.

Freeze until solid.

Nutritional Information: 

Calories per pie

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