Foods that are cool, but not extremely cold are more soothing to many people who experience a sore or dry mouth after chemotherapy. This tuna salad is a great option on a hot, summer day—and a good source of fiber, Vitamins C and B, copper and other minerals.
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Makes 8 servings
Carefully combine all ingredients in large bowl. Toss with dressing. Serve immediately.
- 2 (6-ounce) cans of white tuna packed in water, drained
- 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and cut in half
- 1 (8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, drained
- 1/4cup fat free or light mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 bunch green onions (scallions), chopped
Nutritional information per serving
Calories 108, Protein (g) 12, Carbohydrate (g) 11, Fat (g) 2, Cal. From Fat (%) 14, Saturated Fat (g) 0, Dietary Fiber (g) 3, Cholesterol (mg) 19, Sodium (mg) 324
Recipe courtesy of Eating Well Through Cancer