Tuna Salad #BabeBowl

Tuna salad bowl

I’ve been all about the #BabeBowl recently.

I’ve been BUSY, and I’ve also got some traveling coming up so for the rest of July, I’ll be totally out of my routine.

But instead of throwing in the towel, I just make sure my meals at home are EXTRA nutrient-dense and blood-sugar balancing.

So, #BabeBowl it is. I wrote a post about Babe Bowls about a year ago – it’s just my cute name for a bowl filled with protein, healthy fat, and fiber-rich food (PHFF!) and as complicated as healthy eating can seem to be, this is something that I find REALLY simplifies it.

tuna salad, avocado, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers

If you have a protein, a healthy fat, and some fiber and you throw it together in a bowl and top with a good sauce (or lemon or lime juice!), you are SET and you’ve got yourself a healthy meal that will keep you full until your next meal, turn off hunger hormones, and keep your body in fat burning mode.

This works well for meal prep, but I would only do 2-3 days at a time because tuna salad can get watery. And, I’d keep the ingredients separate and just combine when it’s time to eat.

So let’s break it down:

PHFF Breakdown


HEALTHY FAT: Avocado + Mayo

FIBER: Avocado + Celery + Onion + Cucumber + Tomato

tuna salad babe bowl

Today I had Protein Coffee with collagen (this one) and plant protein (this one) for breakfast, I’ve got a tuna salad bowl next to me right now, and dinner tonight is burgers on the grill (I may even have a bun – CRAZY TIME), tomato salad, and crispy fried Brussels.

Show me your #BabeBowls on IG!! And tell me in the comments – do you wanna see more ideas for these?



Tuna Salad #BabeBowls

Author: Megan Hansen, RDN, LD

Prep time: 10 mins

Total time: 10 mins

Serves: 2


  • 8 oz tuna, drained

  • 1/4 c real mayo

  • 1/4 c chopped onion

  • 1/4 c chopped celery

  • 2 Tbsp chopped pickle

  • 1 Tbsp Dijon

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 avocado, sliced

  • 1 c cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 small or 1/2 large cucumber, sliced into matchsticks

  • 1 lemon


  1. Mix together tuna salad ingredients: tuna, mayo, celery, onion, pickle, dijon, salt, and pepper.

  2. Arrange tuna salad, avocado, tomatoes, and cucumber into 2 bowls and squeeze lemon juice on top.

  3. Optional: this is also really good topped with garlic chili paste (like Sambal).

Serving size: 1/2 recipe

Fat: 33

Carbohydrates: 17

Sugar: 5

Fiber: 9

Protein: 24


You can also sub chicken for the tuna – both are really good!

Want to up the protein? Add a couple Tbsp of Greek yogurt too.

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