Tuna Salad or Chicken Salad

(note: if you want to start a low-carb diet yourself, I recommend reading why: Why We Get Fat (including a simple how — and it’s the “how” I’m doing) and how: New Atkins.)

For lunch or dinner, I used to like eating a tuna sandwich. I’ve had to get creative with ingredients, so I feel like it’s my tuna salad is a true replacement.

Here’s what can go in (sometimes all at once), depending on what’s in the fridge:

  • Can of Tuna
  • Chicken – from a can, or cooked and cooled then chopped/diced
  • Mayonnaise or Vegenaise
  • Mustard
  • Tabasco
  • Pickle – diced
  • Tomato – diced
  • Bell Pepper – diced
  • Olives – sliced or chopped
  • Pepperoncini or Jalapeño peppers – diced
  • Bacon – crumbled
  • Roasted Nuts – chopped
  • Cheese – parmesan or finely shredded cheddar blend
  • Lettuce – either as a bed or shredded and mixed in