Looking for some ultimate mom food to make sure you eat well every day? Try this Buffalo Tuna Melt Sandwich — so delicious and packed with flavor!
Once you’ve tried this tuna melt, be sure to try our 20+ Easy Fish Recipes. And if you’re a hot sauce fan, be sure to try our Buffalo Chicken Dip.
Part of my Re-Solutions for this year is to develop and tweak sustainable systems that are good for me, ideally those that boost my health and increase my energy. I’m developing an exercise schedule, fine-tuning how I spend my reading time, and making sure I make wise choices about how I eat. As you already know, mom food is a big thing for me.
Over the last few months, I’ve realized how important it is for me to be really intentional about my own meal planning. Sure, I plan meals for the family, but you know what it is to be a mom! Sometimes you eat differently than you feed the kids — if you eat at all.
First on my agenda is to make sure that I’m planning healthy meals for myself, especially lunch, that meal you and I are both likely to skip. To do that, I’m making sure I’ve got a plan for easy lunches. I know from experience that when things are EASY, we’re more likely to do those things. Easy lunches is a natural solution to our mom food dilemma.
This Buffalo Tuna Melt Sandwich is a perfect fit! Crafted in a panini press to avoid excess butter and filled with lean protein, this sandwich is the ultimate Mom (Comfort) Food. Mixing up this buffalo-sauce infused tuna salad and pressing it into a panini couldn’t be faster or easier.
As soon as I saw the different varieties, I knew I wanted to try the Hot Buffalo Style. Wow! Not too much heat, but plenty of flavor. I love it paired with a little blue cheese ranch for dipping. So good and so incredibly quick to fix.
I do hope you’ll give the Buffalo Tuna Melt Sandwich a try, though. It’s the ultimate comfort food this time of year — without feeling heavy or unhealthy. It comes together in about ten minutes. Easy-peasy.
Buffalo Tuna Melt Sandwich
- 1 2.6-ounce package albacore tuna StarKist Tuna Creations Hot Buffalo Style
- ½ rib celery finely chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
- 1 to 2 teaspoon mayonnaise
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- 1 slice cheddar cheese
- Heat a Panini press.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the tuna, celery, and mayonniase. Fold lightly to combine.
- Place bread on a work surface. Pile tuna salad on one slice. Layer on cheese. Top with second slice of bread.
- Cook the sandwich in the press until the cheese is melted and the bread toasted. Serve immediately with blue cheese and veggie dippers.
This looks fabulous! We’er going to work it into our rotation somewhere this week!
Come back and give it some stars after you’ve tried it. I’d love to hear what you think.
I’m not a fan of tuna sandwiches or spicy food, but it does look tasty. I applaud your intention of eating healthy. This Grandma can tell you from experience that making sure you stay healthy and model healthy behaviors for your children is a very good idea and important.
May I also suggest adding the packets to some white beans, or maybe some whole wheat couscous, pasta, rice, some chopped vegetables, or quinoa for a healthy salad option with a bit of vinaigrette.
Those menu suggestions sound delicious. Thanks, Alice!
……or for people like me without a press, open face sandwich in a toaster oven ’til cheese melts.A great idea that can be used with either fish or leftover meat.
Great idea about the toaster oven!