Recently I tried the Keto diet for myself (not sure what this is? read more about it HERE). It’s one of those things that when you hear about it enough, and see it as a growing trend in the food and recipe world, you kind of have to try it for yourself. Research, right? It was a learning curve to say the least. Taking what was the norm (low-fat foods, fruits and veg) and trading them high-fat, low-carb, protein rich foods. So, say goodbye to breads and crackers and sugar in your coffee. On the flip side, say hello to bacon and endless amounts of guacamole. Ok, maybe not endless, but you certainly get to eat a lot of avocados.

So in the interest of finding a low-carb snack that still had a good amount of fats, protein and no sugars…came about these little pickle boats. Pickles have long been a favorite go-to snack when I’m wanting something to eat, without sacrificing a diet to do so. I love tuna salad with dill, so naturally – it made sense to combine them together into one amazing snack. They were shockingly good. They were gone rather quickly from our test kitchen, too. For a whole plate of these babies ringing in around 200 calories… it was a snack that quickly was repeated the next day! Perfect for picnics and parties, too. It’s dairy free, gluten free. If you don’t love tuna, feel free to substitute for chicken or salmon (flaked). Vegans, coleslaw made with egg-free mayo would be a fantastic sub-in as well. This recipe, is simply, a dill-light.

Servings: 2-4
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5-6 dill pickles
  • 1 can light flaked tuna
  • 1/4 cup light mayo (sugar free)
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill + more for garnish
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Method

  • Cut the pickles length wise in half.
  • Using a spoon, seed all of the pickles, and discard of them.
  • Drain your tuna, and put in a small bowl, add mayo, dill, salt & pepper. Mix with a fork.
  • Spoon the tuna into the boats. Garnish with dill, and enjoy!
Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

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