Low Calorie Tuna Salads

Low Calorie Meal Prep Salads

These Low Calorie Tuna Salads are just 273 calories and packed with 28.1g of protein! Plus they have just 7.2g of carbs, and can be made with different protein options too!

Low Calorie Meal Prep Salads

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1 (5-oz) can of tuna in water
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes 
  • ¼ red onion
  • 1 avocado 
  • 2 hard boiled eggs 
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon 
  • 1 garlic clove

Low Calorie Tuna Salads

Low Calorie Meal Prep Salads

Healthy Tuna Salads Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: To meal prep a salad, add all the ingredients to individual meal prep containers, or family sized containers. Add the dressing to a separate container and do not add it until you are ready to serve.
Storage: Will hold in the fridge for 4-5 days, does not hold well in the freezer.
Serving: If you added the dressing and the salad gets soggy, add it to a sandwich wrap or large tortilla. It’s a great way to salvage leftover soggy salad.

Low Calorie Tuna Salads

Low Calorie Meal Prep Salads

Low Calorie Tuna Salads

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These Low Calorie Tuna Meal Prep Salads are just 273 calories and packed with 28.1g of protein!
Special Tip: If you do not like cilantro, parsley is a great substitute.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 273 kcal


  • 1 (5-oz) can of tuna in water
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes halved
  • ¼ red onion sliced
  • 1 avocado diced
  • Lemon juice see salad dressing notes
  • 2 hard boiled eggs halved

Salad Dressing:

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ lemon juiced (fresh is best- plus the other half juiced for the avocado)
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 3 tablespoons water


  • Make the salad dressing by adding to a bowl or jar and mixing well. Then set aside while you make the salads.
  • Drain the tuna and add to a large bowl.
  • Add the tomatoes, and red onion to the bowl and top with the dressing.
  • Toss well until the dressing is well distributed.
  • In a separate bowl combine the avocado and the lemon juice. Gently toss together, then add the avocado to the salad and give it a very quick and careful toss.
  • Add the salads to meal prep containers or bowls.
  • Top with eggs and store or serve.
  • Meal Prep Storage – Will hold in the fridge for 5 days. Not a good freezer meal prep recipe.


Serving: 2.5cupsCalories: 273kcalCarbohydrates: 7.2gProtein: 28.1gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3.6gCholesterol: 188mgSodium: 690mgPotassium: 647mgFiber: 4.2gSugar: 2.3gCalcium: 45mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Low Calorie Tuna Meal Prep Salads, Tuna Salads
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