In a Pickle

In a Pickle

Posted on 30. May, 2010 by in Food Finds

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This food find  was amazing.  Sweet midget pickles sweetened with Splenda!  Here is my recipe for a cool summer dinner when it is really hot out.  Super easy and works for both phases (10 Day Cleanse and 14 Day MNS) of the 24 Day Program.  The pickles give this excellent flavor.

Favorite Tuna/Egg Salad Dinner

3 small packages of dry tuna (light in water has best flavor)

2 hard boiled eggs, chopped

chopped celery

6 sweet gherkin pickles (Splenda variety), chopped very fine

Dijionaise mustard

Hellman’s Canola Mayo



Baby lettuce or spinach

Mix the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.

On each plate put sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, and a small amount of baby lettuce or spinach.  Place a scoop (or 2) of the tuna/egg mixture on the lettuce.

Serve with a bowl of fresh berries and melon.

Serves 4

This recipe is acceptable for all phases of 24 Day Challenge.

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38 Responses to “In a Pickle”

  1. Ang

    12. Feb, 2015

    Can you salt tilapia slightly on the ten day challenge?

    • AdvoGirl

      12. Feb, 2015

      @ Ang,
      That is fine.

  2. Kaylene

    22. Jun, 2013

    If I don’t like Dijon Mustard can I use regular? Also can I use the olive oil mayo instead of canola oil?

    • AdvoGirl

      24. Jun, 2013

      @ Kaylene,
      Regular mustard is okay. No honey mustard. Use a very small amount of the canola since it is half the calories and fat.

  3. kristi

    17. Mar, 2013

    You recommend conola mayo over low fat hellmans mayo.
    I dont understand why. Low fat mayo has less than 1 sugar, 1 carb, 5 grams fat and 50 calories. Whats wrong with that?

    • AdvoGirl

      18. Mar, 2013

      We recommend using only a little of the canola mayo mixed with mustard. The low fat version had high fructose corn syrup and 2 carbs per tablespoon so should be avoided.

  4. […] Scoop of our favorite tuna/egg salad over romaine […]

  5. Emerson

    06. Jan, 2013

    Exactly how much mayo and Dijon do you use in this recipe?

    • AdvoGirl

      22. Jan, 2013

      @ Emerson,
      1/2 – 1 tablespoon of canola oil mayo and 1 T mustard. Can add more mustard if needed.

  6. Kim

    25. Jun, 2012

    How about the spray Italian dressing for salads

    • AdvoGirl

      27. Jun, 2012

      @ Kim,
      Our recommendations for salad dressing don’t change. Stay away from the fat free Italian and the spray. Some of them have sugar as the 2nd or 3rd ingredient!

  7. Coach

    28. May, 2012

    I use hummus instead of mayo and wrap it in a large lettuce leaf. That way I can eat it like a sandwich.

  8. Jenn

    19. May, 2012

    Lots of responses say high in sodium/sugar content….what are the amounts so that when I’m grocery shopping I can take a look at a label and determine if it is acceptable?

    • AdvoGirl

      20. May, 2012

      @ Jenn,
      No sugar. There is not a set amount, but try to eat natural foods that do not have alot of sodium added.

  9. Christie

    01. May, 2012

    I couldn’t find Hellman’s Canola Mayo. I did find a low fat Mayo with olive oil. Think that will work?

    • AdvoGirl

      03. May, 2012

      Just use Hellmans Dijioniase. Low fat mayos sometimes have sugar and other ingredients we are trying to avoid.

  10. Audrey

    29. Apr, 2012

    We are on the 10 day cleanse. Would plain popcorn, no butter, no salt, be allowed? Would no fat butter spray be allowed on the popcorn?

  11. […] of our favorite tuna/egg salad over romaine […]

  12. Stephanie

    15. Apr, 2012

    Can we have boiled crawfish?

    • AdvoGirl

      16. Apr, 2012

      @ Stephanie,
      Should be okay if boiled in plain water and with no butter or sauces served with it.

  13. Angela England

    16. Mar, 2012

    i was wondering the difference in gherkin pickles and dill pickles as well. i dont really care for sweet pickles. is the sodium the same in both? would love to make devilled eggs with the canola mayo and dill pickles. also would this be ok on the cleanse?

    • AdvoGirl

      18. Mar, 2012

      @ ANgela,
      Just be sure the pickles don’t have sugar added, and use limited amount of pickles and canola mayo.

  14. Stacy Cook

    05. Mar, 2012

    What about whole grain bread with the tuna salad? Good or bad?

    • AdvoGirl

      06. Mar, 2012

      @ Stacy,
      No bread on the cleanse.

  15. Jennifer

    23. Feb, 2012

    I don’t like tomatoes…..would it be okay to omit those?

    • AdvoGirl

      27. Feb, 2012

      @ Jennifer,
      Of course.

  16. Lynn

    15. Feb, 2012

    Can I have imitation crab for salads

    • AdvoGirl

      16. Feb, 2012

      @ Lynn,
      That is not a good choice since it has added sugar and wheat. Try grilled chicken, boiled shrimp, grilled salmon or other fish, or hard boiled egg.

  17. […] a bowl of my favorite tuna/egg salad so you can have a scoop with your veggies, or simply bring a platter of hard boiled eggs or deviled […]

  18. amal

    27. Jan, 2012

    the salad dressing i use is olive oil, lemon juice and salt. is that OK on the 24 day challenge? also when I bake salmon I sprinkle lemon juice, garlic salt and olive oil on it. is that ok ??

    • AdvoGirl

      28. Jan, 2012

      That is fine, just use small amounts of the olive oil. We use olive oil PAM for cooking.

  19. Jamie

    25. Jan, 2012

    When I am searching for a salad dressing, should I watch calories, fat content or sugar content?

    • AdvoGirl

      26. Jan, 2012

      Vinegar (not balsamic) and small amount of oil is fine. Also the Walden Farms Dressings.

  20. Irma Fuentes

    23. Jan, 2012

    Can u eat lean cuisine during your 10 day cleanse

    • AdvoGirl

      24. Jan, 2012

      @ Irma,
      For so many reasons, do not use. 🙂

  21. […] or salmon plain, since we were used to a higher fat and richer diet.  At that time, we created this recipe which many people that we coach enjoy.  The canola mayo is half the calories of regular, and we […]

  22. Jessica

    18. Jan, 2012

    Can you use dill pickles instead? And how much of the mayo and dijionaise do you use?

    • AdvoGirl

      18. Jan, 2012

      @ Jessica,
      Small amount of pickles due to sodium content. Small amounts of canola (not regular)mayo. Okay to use a little more mustard.