Healthy Tuna Salad with Greek Yogurt and Turmeric is so good for you that there are ZERO Weight Watchers points!! Tangy and peppery, creamy and classic, this tuna salad recipe keeps in the fridge for a healthy meal-prep lunch.
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Don’t let the simpleness of the photo above, or the fact that this Healthy Tuna Salad with Greek Yogurt and Turmeric is ZERO weight watchers points fool you. It is really delicious, and you will be really happy with yourself for prepping this lunch for the week.
I recently decided to start creating ONLY meal-prep and make ahead recipes to share with you here on The Cheerful Kitchen. My recipes will continue to contain only real food ingredients, but when you show up to the Homepage, you will be sure that what you are getting is something you can do now and enjoy later, or prep now and finish later. And I think that’s what most of us busy folk want. Even me.
What can you mix with tuna other than mayo? What is a healthy substitute for mayonnaise?
These are questions people ask a lot, and the only good answer, in my opinion, is Greek Yogurt!
But here’s a confession for you – I like mayonnaise!!
I do. I think it makes things taste creamy and delicious, and it doesn’t gross me out at all.
But when I’m trying to eat well for my health, or trying to slim down for a season, I know that traditional mayonnaise has no place in my diet.
Fortunately, you don’t need mayonnaise to enjoy a delicious and healthy tuna salad! My Classic Tuna Salad (which I like to serve myself inside halved sweet baby bell peppers) is completely yummy with the mayo in it, but I also love the bright, fresh flavors of my Confetti Tuna Salad that uses Greek yogurt instead of mayo, and the crunch and savory flavors in my Olive Oil Tuna Salad with Almonds and Sun Dried Tomatoes, which uses olive oil instead of mayonnaise.
Is tuna salad good for you?
It depends on the tuna salad and the way you’re eating it.
Tuna salad without mayonnaise is very good for you, especially when you eat it on a salad or scooped up with veggies.
Tuna salad made with mayo and served as a sandwich, not so much. That would not be BAD for you, per se, but it’s not exactly a whole foods, healthful style of eating.
This Healthy Tuna Salad with Greek Yogurt and Turmeric is definitely good for you for three reasons. They are:
- It is made with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise.
– One cup of Greek yogurt has zero weight watchers points!
– It is an excellent source of calcium
– Eating Greek yogurt has been associated with lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
- There is turmeric in it.
– Turmeric has scientifically proven health benefits.
– It’s the “gold” ingredient in the much hyped health drink Golden Milk.
– Turmeric is an anti inflammatory and an antioxidant.
- Served up with veggies.
– Raw vegetables are zero weight watchers points!
– You can eat as many veggies as you want with tiny scoops of this healthy tuna salad, and you will get super full.
How to make this healthy tuna salad
Step 1 – Gather your ingredients.
This recipe is for 4 servings which you can keep in the fridge in air tight containers without worry of it spoiling.
PRO TIP: I like to use a single serving of plain Greek yogurt when I only need 1 cup. That way I’m not stuck with a container of Greek yogurt I might not use before it goes bad.
Step 2 – Combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl
It couldn’t be simpler. Just add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
Adjust the seasonings to your taste! I like to add a bit of honey to my tuna salad sometimes, because I think that sweet element balances the flavors. If you add the right amount, you can’t even taste any sweet. But if you like things a bit more salty, add more salt. If you love that peppery flavor, add more pepper! It’s totally up to you – this is just a guide of what my taste buds prefer.
Step 3 – Store in four air tight containers in the fridge.
There you have it! Barely a recipe, but a great start to meal-prepping the real foods way.
HOW LONG DOES TUNA LAST IN THE REFRIGERATOR?
Tuna salad will last for up to 5 days if stored properly. Meaning, make sure you’ve stored it in an air tight container and keep it properly cooled (under 40 degrees). If tuna salad is left out at room temperature for longer than 2 hours, it should be discarded.
Love tuna and want more healthy tuna salad recipes?? Try these:
- Confetti Tuna Salad
- Olive Oil Tuna Salad with Almonds and Sun Dried Tomatoes
- Tuna Salad Boats in Baby Bell Peppers
Mix it up! We have other make-ahead lunch recipes you’ll love.
- Roasted Sweet Chili Pork with Spicy Noodles
- Blanched Kale and Brussel Sprouts Salad with Whole Grain Mustard Vinaigrette
- Pineapple Fried Quinoa (Vegan)
- One Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies
- Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
I’m not the only one with amazing tuna salad recipes!! Check out these other awesome food bloggers.
- Weight Watchers Tuna and Egg Salad from Skinny Meals
No Mayo Tuna Salad from Recipes for Perfection
Avocado Tuna Salad from Gimme Delicious
Mediterranean Tuna Salad from Delicious Meets Healthy
Spinach Tuna Salad from Family Food On The Table