Healthy Eats: Clean Tuna Salad

Healthy Eats: Clean Tuna Salad

Happy last week of the challenge, everyone! Here's a great lunch recipe to make sure you're taking care of yourself and fueling your healthy lifestyle. I hope you enjoy!

So I don't eat much meat. And honestly, it's not a choice that's driven by a sympathy for cows or pigs or chickens, or an attempt to avoid any growth hormones. It's not even an attempt to decrease the pollution caused by transporting meat products. I just...don't like much of it. Some say that makes me picky, but I've noticed that if I say I'm a vegetarian, that gets more respect. So I'm tempted to take on the label 100%, and eat my bacon in secret. ('Cause for real, who can give up bacon without a darn good reason?)

Sometimes I have a hard time making sure I'm eating enough protein, so when I find a great protein solution, I get pumped. I love beans, quinoa, greek yogurt, and so on, and I do eat fish. I love tuna salad, but I'm not super into mayo. So when I found this totally clean tuna salad recipe that uses avocado instead of mayo, I ate it several days in a row and I did not regret it.

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  • 1 can solid albacore tuna in water
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Drain tuna and toss in a mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix with a fork. Spread on a piece of whole wheat toast with a bit of Swiss cheese for a killer sandwich.

It's ready in minutes and the texture is perfect. With tuna and avocado, it's so filling I can't even finish a serving myself. Give it a try, and let me know what you think!


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