Laughing Cow has some great recipes. Their light cheese wedges are only 30 calories per wedge and they come in a variety of flavors. So much flavor is packed into those little wedges ! With all the flavor and creaminess from the cheese, you barely miss the mayo in this recipe !
130 calories per serving
2 wedges light Laughing Cow Cheese (original Swiss flavor works great here), chopped finely
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 t yellow mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
2 dill pickles slices, chopped finely
Mix all ingredients and chill for an hour. Served on 2 slices of light whole wheat bread, and you come in at only 220 calories for a filling, nutritious lunch sandwich.
This is a nice quick lunch that is satisfying and nutritious. Don’t like pickles? Try chopped celery or onion in the tuna instead. Change up the side vegetable for variety. But I like to keep the tzatziki (dip made of yogurt, garlic and cucumber) for dipping, it’s lo cal and yummy.
378 calories per serving
1 can solid white albacore tuna packed in water
3 slices pickles (Claussen Burger Slices)
2 ½ T mayonnaise with olive oil
¼ t onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste
4 slices (45 cal each) wheat bread
20 small green olives stuffed with pimento
2 c carrot chips
½ c Tzatziki (store bought) for dipping carrots
Drain the tuna and place in a bowl. Chop pickles into small bits and place in bowl with tuna. Add mayo, onion powder, salt and pepper. Mix with a fork.
Toast bread and put ½ of the tuna mix on each sandwich. Divide olives, carrots and tzatziki among plates.
Make your own fresh pickles quickly and easily. These are great to bring along to BBQ’s and a great thing to keep on hand at home – they make great sides to lunches and a great snack for midnight eaters 🙂
There are so many variations you can do just by swapping out different types of peppers, different herbs, etc.
Only 30 calories for a whole cucumber’s worth
Kirby cucumbers cut lengthwise into quarters – depending on size, I can fit 4-5 cucumbers into a jar
3 T kosher salt
2 T sugar
1 1/4 c white vinegar
2 T peppercorns
5 large garlic cloves
16 dill springs
optional – green hot chilies, halved lengthwise
Jars – either mason jars you purchase in the canning section of Walmart. etc. Or just save up some jars from mayo, pickles, etc. and reuse them !
Pack veggies into 2 clean 1 quart glass jars. Mix salt, sugar, vinegar, peppercorns and garlic in another jar. Cover and shake until sugar is dissolved. Add 2 c water and pour over the vegetables. Tuck the chilies and dill in and add enough water to make sure the veggies are completely covered. Close jars and refrigerate over night or for as long as 3 weeks.