|Tuna casserole. |
I didn't get to it to photograph before Wallene got a scoop. oops!
- It is simple to make
- It is so inexpensive
- It is low in calories
- It is low in sodium
- It screams "comfort food" YAY
Here is the recipe the way we make it:
3 3/4 cups egg noodles [half a bag]
1 can cream of mushroom soup [low fat/50% less sodium]
1 can [5 oz] chunk light tuna in water
1/2 can of milk
2/3 cup of frozen peas
1/2 cup mild shredded cheddar
pepper to taste [1/4 tsp? about]
Boil the noodles. Drain. Drain tuna. Mix the noodles with the rest of the ingredients, except the cheese. Pour into a casserole dish. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Cover. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes until heated through and cheese melts. Notice I left the cheese off a part of it because I don't like the cheese on mine - besides it just adds to my sodium levels.
Here is the coolest thing tho' -
For six servings - Each serving contains only 250 calories [that is with the cheese] and 300 mg of sodium [210 for me since I don't eat the cheese]. How awesome is that?
I was reading a tadpole's blog and was amazed at the low calories in the meals she was eating [they were frozen type healthy meals- Hi Tessa!] - but I can't eat pre packaged food [too much of what I can't have] - so tonight I deconstructed one of our family favorites to see exactly what the calories were [I already knew the sodium] - and was shocked that this was low in calories too. Woohoo!
And the pic' of the serving does not represent 1/6 th of a serving. You would have to double that scoop. And that folks is a very healthy serving of dinner. :)
I know some people like breadcrumbs on top [yes] or cornflakes [double yes] so plan accordingly - I think they would equal or be less than the cheese - but my family loves the cheese - so I am happy with my little part of the dish - cheese free. :)
Hope this is helpful. :) Have a great week.