I have been looking for something tasty to start me of on my new kick start to #30dayfitness challenge and to be honest with you I am the type of person who covers everything in creams and sauces so it has been quite hard to find a balance between the two.
I thought I would make one of my favourite meals today.
The Jacket Potato.
Usually this would be drowned in butter and smothered with cottage cheese and lashings of melted chedder for topping.
I know it is terrible, not healthy at all, so I know I am not allowed to fill my body with all that fat and badness from now on.
Since I am looking for a healthier option I thought I would try something new .
Ok , so Tuna crunch is nothing new , but it is to me and I know there are many out there but honestly, after looking for some ideas I had seen even weight watchers said 4 tablespoons of light Hellmans mayonnaise was o.k!
Sorry but that simply is not o.k for me.
Does not sound good to me at all . Seems a little excessive does it not?
I have often enjoyed the tuna and mayonnaise topping for my jacket potato but I am determined to bring flavour and more salad foods into my meal so why not mix them up .
I raided my fridge for anything healthy I could find and in there was a few things that caught my eye
Ingredients for the Tuna crunch topping-
How to make Tuna Crunch Salad topping-
Slice and chop the tomato, cucumber and pepper into small slices depending on how chunky you want your topping to be then simply mix the tuna and mayonnaise all together.
I basically thought if I used tomatoes and cucumber , the tuna would not feel so dry and therefore moisten the tuna a little ,meaning I could use less mayonnaise.
I was in a hurry so I actually placed my small potato into the microwave for only 6 minutes (or until the centre was left fluffy) and it came out perfect .
I have done this so many times, perfect for snacks and quick meals.
I chose a healthier option this time with no butter or cheese , just a side of watermelon slices .
For some strange reason since having my daughter who is now 10 years old, I have had an allergic reaction to fresh fruits .
Fortunately I seem to have over come it somehow in the past two months and have been slowley enjoying the odd piece of fruit meaning I can now add some of my old time favourites like watermelon and kiwi and strawberries to my diet .
I really do not understand why it happened but I missed fruit so much and am pleased .
The good thing about this , is that I only used 1/3 of the mix so I have covered it and placed the remainder of the mix into the fridge. I can use it in a sandwich or on pasta or another jacket potato for another meal .
So have you tried this , will you?
I would love to hear any more ideas to help me along , so please share .