Like most people, we've been cutting back as much as we can on our spending. Grocery bills are one area that is somewhat difficult to control, especially with a larger family.
That's why my kids are thrilled with my recipe for Tasty Tuna Sandwiches. Actually, count my husband in too. He goes through our reserve before you can say "chicken of the sea."
A can of tuna is often less than a dollar at the store. When you add in the minor additional ingredients, including bread, you can feed 4 people for less than $3 total!
Tuna is a great protein source that is not only less expensive than sandwich meats, but also better for you! Consider the fact that it is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, and low in sodium. That's a win-win for us.
1 12 oz. can of chunk light tuna, packed in water (note: tuna is regularly packed in 6 oz. cans, but its cheaper to buy the larger size)
2 T. light mayonnaise
1 T. dill relish - or 1 T. capers
1/2 t. minced garlic
1 T. lemon juice
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. freshly ground pepper
4 slices of cheese (your choice - optional)
8 slices of sandwich bread
lettuce, tomatoes, sliced pickles... if you want
Open tuna and drain well. Stir together in a medium sized bowl with remaining ingredients. Do not add too much mayo!
Create sandwiches by buttering one or two sides of bread (if desired), adding 2-3 T. of the tuna mixture and topping with sliced dill pickles, or fresh lettuce and/or freshly sliced tomatoes. Add a slice of cheese, too, if you like!
Enjoy immediately, or refrigerate, tightly covered.
Yes, I'm hoping that I'll look like that hot model in the Chicken of the Sea commercial (pre-elevator door closing) by eating plenty tasty tuna sandwiches!