Reboot Keto Tuna Melt: Even Vanja Likes It!
Keto Tuna Melt? Is that the same as a Tuna Melt? Not exactly. A traditional tuna melt is on bread or toast and usually with a slice of Kraft Cheese.
A Keto Tuna Melt is made with the best ingredients you can lay your hands on. After all, food fuels your body and you are certainly not going to scrimp when it comes to that, are you? That means, no Kraft slices. It also means homemade mayonnaise and wild GMO-free tuna (0.32 parts per million of mercury. “Canned white, or albacore tuna: Children under six can eat up to one 3-ounce portion a month; children from 6–12, two 4.5-ounce portions a month. Adults, including pregnant women, can safely eat this kind of tuna up to three times a month (women, 6-ounce portions; men, 8-ounce portions.”)
Look at that lush delicious bite. This is a very fast, tasty, nutritious and stick-to-your-ribs meal that you can make with ingredients usually in your fridge and home pantry. This entire recipe is only one serving, or two if you have a very small appetite.
Reboot Keto Tuna Melt: Mis en Place
Use your imagination! Ragan finds celery seed make this dish for her. I love it with green peppers as that’s how mom used to make it, but I am keeping it simple, today!
Reboot Keto Tuna Melt: Making the Casserole
Whole white tuna is key: best flavour, best texture and most healthy. Chunk it up.
Add the crisp, flavourful bits minced to your palate preference.
Two tablespoons of homemade or GMO-free, organic mayonnaise…
Combined well. Hard so far?
Add little less than 1/2 cheese and
Reboot Keto Tuna Melt: Baking the Tuna Melt
Top with remaining cheese and bake in a 350ºF oven for 20 minutes, until heated through and cheese a little brown around the edge of the casserole dish.
Reboot Keto Tuna Melt: Portioning the Tuna Melt and Analyzing the Nutritional Value
Aromatic! Mmmmm! Moist? Yes, sirree. Delicious? You bet. Talk about home food and comfort and indulgence on a budget.
This little casserole ticks all the boxes. It is 583 calories per serving (or 292 calories for half serving) with 40 grams fat, 31 grams protein and 5 grams carbohydrates. Perfect for that fat burning eating program my family is currently on. Now, don’t get me wrong. We also eat our veggies! Just 50% fat, 25% protein and 25% carbohydrates. I haven’t had a tuna melt in a billion years and I completely enjoyed it!
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This recipe is part of Project 2019 as this is “the” year! I am refocusing my eating to reboot my gut health and promote an active, healthy lifestyle with Saturday Morning Evolv Total Reboot Support Sessions for anyone who wants to join me.
We’ve met every Saturday since January 1. Feedback has been very positive and no one has quit after month one, or month two, and most are now in month three! Me? Last week in month 9 and down just over 70 pounds, though weight loss is an optional silver lining to this integrated health program. I have found that anything I undertake in life that really makes a difference takes determination, perseverance, consistency and a truckload of passion. A group of supportive like-minded people play an equal role in that magic mix toward success.
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Reboot Keto Tuna Melt
Reboot Keto Tuna Melt: Project 2019 Evolv Health Total Reboot is super easy, delicious and 583 calories per serving with 40 g fat, 31 g protein and 5 g carbs
- 1 can 170 gram Cloverleaf whole White Albacore Tuna drained
- 30 grams or 2 tablespoons mayonnaise organic GMO free or homemade
- 30 grams purple onion minced
- 30 grams celery minced
- 60 grams Cheddar Cheese
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350˚K placing oven rack in middle of oven
In a medium bowl, combine first 4 ingredients; mix well leaving tuna in small chunks
Gently stir in 1/3 cheddar and top with a generous amount of freshly ground pepper
Sprinkle remaining cheese over surface and bake 20 minutes until bubbly and just browned around edges
Rest for 5 minutes and enjoy with a crisp salad