Meal Prep Cottage Cheese Tuna Salad! This high protein tuna salad is perfect for meal prep or a BBQ. Blended cottage cheese and seasonings is tossed with tuna, celery and radishes for a refreshing and filling meal. Pair with carrot noodles or your favorite low carb veggie side! Gluten Free + Low Calorie + Low Carb
I know what you’re thinking. Cottage cheese in a tuna salad? Okay, I know it sounds weird but to me mayo is pretty weird. Actually, I can’t stand mayo. I can remember my Mom making tuna salad with mayo as a kid and to this day that smell still makes my stomach do flip flops.
Cottage cheese makes the best substitute for mayo. Now before you run away, these pancakes have cottage cheese and they are one of my most popular recipes. You can’t detect the flavor and you can say the same for this Meal Prep Cottage Cheese Tuna Salad.
The cottage cheese gets blended until smooth with spices making it appear like a traditional mayo based tuna salad, only this one is a whole lot better for you! Fewer calories, less fat and tons of protein. This Meal Prep Cottage Cheese Tuna Salad is guaranteed to keep you full for HOURS!
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I paired mine with carrot noodles from Trader Joe’s. If you don’t have one near you, checkout the frozen food section. A lot of companies are making all kinds of frozen veggies spiralized these days. You can also make your own with my favorite spiralizer, or sub another low carb veggie.
Either way, this makes the perfect take along lunch for summer!
Meal Prep Cottage Cheese Tuna Salad
Meal Prep Cottage Cheese Tuna Salad! This high protein tuna salad is perfect for meal prep or a BBQ. Blended cottage cheese and seasonings is tossed with tuna, celery and radishes for a refreshing and filling meal. Pair with carrot noodles or your favorite low carb veggie side!
Place the cottage cheese, lemon juice, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper and black pepper in a food processor or blender. Process on high until smooth.
Transfer the cottage cheese mixture to a mixing bowl and stir in the tuna (as well as the liquid from the can - this is where the omega-3's are), celery and radishes.
Divide the tuna salad into equal portions into 4 meal prep containers about 1 1/4 cups each. Add carrot noodles, or your favorite low carb veggie side.
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