Was anybody else that kid in elementary school who brought tuna fish sandwiches for lunch? Even if you weren’t THAT kid, you knew who THAT kid was, right?!
Well, I was that kid. I was always embarrassed to open my lunch bag because it felt like you could smell the tuna from a mile away, but oh I loved it. My mom used to make me tuna sandwiches for lunch probably 2-3 per month when I was in elementary school. Of course that was the mayonnaise-based tuna salad with celery and pickles. Mmmmm. Boy were those the days.
Sadly, mayonnaise isn’t exactly the healthiest of choices and if you’re going to do a tuna sandwich that’s really the way to go. However, I must say for a quick lunch that stays low points, a little drizzle of oil and vinegar over tuna with a side of some crunchy crackers is pretty darn satisfying.
10 Oz Canned Tuna (2 small cans) – 2 SP
On tuna: 1 SP
-1 TSP Olive Oil
-1 TBSP Red Wine Vinegar
-Salt & Pepper
12 Rice Crackers – 2 SP
Carrots – 0 SP
Total SP: 5
I must say I was quite surprised to find how few points canned tuna is – you can have a normal size of canned tuna (in water of course) for 1 smart point. Without the benefit of two slices of bread to offset the hunger, you’d be surprised at how easy eating 1 small can of tuna can be!
Also, a lot of people probably would prefer balsamic vinegar, but that is much more sugary and can ultimately cost you more smart points, so that’s why I opted for red wine vinegar.