10 ways to jazz up your boring tuna salad sandwich


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The first few days of 2015 are under your belt. How are those resolutions going? If you've slipped, don't give up! It's never too late to get back on the healthy bandwagon, and we're here to help. Let's talk healthy lunches. What about a tuna fish sandwich? Well, they can get pretty boring, so here are 10 different takes on the classic recipe to keep things fresh and you on track.


1. Apple Tuna Salad

Source: Feeding Big 

Apples and chopped-up red onions add crunch to this tuna salad recipe from Feeding Big. The cranberries add a nice tartness to keep things interesting.


2. Tuna Salad Sandwich (with Cottage Cheese)

Source: Simply Recipes 

Simply Recipes adds a teaspoon of Dijon mustard and cottage cheese to this unusual tuna salad recipe.


3. Kicked-Up Tuna Melts

Source: Tastes Better from Scratch 

Tastes Better from Scratch adapted this recipe for tuna melts from Emeril Lagasse.


4. The Best Tuna Fish Salad Sandwich

Source: Lauren's Latest 

Lauren's Latest calls this recipe for tuna salad the "best" there is, and we think she's onto something. Three words: mild pepper rings. We'll take two, please. To go.


5. No Mayo Tuna Salad

Source: A Teaspoon of Happiness 

But mayo is gross and you hate it, you say. No problem. Check out this recipe from A Teaspoon of Happiness, which ditches mayo and uses instead olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce and Dijon mustard.  


6. The Simplest, Lightest, Easiest Tuna Salad Ever

Source: Green Lite Bites 

Green Lite Bites uses Creamy Swiss French Onion-flavored spreadable cheese from The Laughing Cow in lieu of mayo for this light tuna salad, as well as chopped up red pepper and cucumber.


7. Vegan "Tuna Salad"

Source: Mind Body Green 

No vegan left behind. We were particularly intrigued by this recipe from Mind Body Green, which replaces tuna with — get this — raw almonds and raw sunflower seeds. It looks pretty good, too, so if you don't have a nut allergy, go for it!  


8. Tuna Nicoise Sandwich

Source: Martha Stewart 

Martha Stewart scores again with this savory tuna nicoise sandwich.


9. Spicy Tuna Salad

Source: Sandra's Easy Cooking 

If spicy's what you want, then check out this recipe for tuna salad from Sandra's Easy Cooking, which uses — what else? — Sriracha.


10. Avocado Tuna Salad

Source: The Healthy Maven 

Our love affair with the avocado is hardly a secret. Not surprising, The Healthy Maven had us hook, line and sinker with this recipe for avocado tuna salad.