You can file this PCOS-friendly lunch idea for spicy tuna salad under the world’s easiest make-ahead lunches for work and school! It’s a flavorful flip to a classic tuna salad that will make your taste buds jump for joy. It also packs a nutritious punch for PCOS management as well.
A Twist On An Old Classic
I grew up eating tuna salad sandwiches. It was something I could make myself as a kid, and I have fond memories associated with it (especially around the Lenten season). Now, I use it as an easy make-ahead, budget friendly meal for the lunch during the week. It’s a lunch I can look forward to, and I know you will, too!
A Easy PCOS-Friendly Lunch
Did you know it’s recommended to eat a serving of fish at least twice per week? This recommendation is for the general population, but I think it’s even more important for those with PCOS.
Tuna is a fatty fish with omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids can help improve insulin resistance and inflammation.
Plus, it only requires 5 ingredients. It can’t be any simpler!
Find more meal ideas and recipe in the Peace with PCOS Recipe Guide.
Easy Spicy Tuna Salad
- 2 (5oz) cans tuna
- 1 small chopped red bell pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 3 tbsp chipotle mayo I recommend Sir Kensington's Chipotle Mayo
- 3 tbsp plain greek yogurt
- Drain water from tuna.
- Chop bell pepper and celery.
- Mix all ingredients.
- Serve with leafy lettuce on your favorite bread or crackers.
Protein, Fat, Fiber for PCOS
As with most recipes, I keep in mind these three nutrients for planning meals. This means I strive to include a protein, fat, and fiber food in each meal. This helps to provide nutrient variety and balance blood sugar, both of which are essential for PCOS management. This recipe meets all three: tuna (protein), mayo/yogurt (fat), celery/bell pepper (fiber). Don’t forget to add bread (I recommend a sourdough) or crackers, fruits, or veggies to make a nourishing, satisfying, flavorful meal!
You can whip-up this PCOS-friendly tuna salad recipe in just a few minutes and it will keep refrigerated for about 3 days if properly store. I recommend a glass container for freshness, storage and cleaning.