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Foodie Friday: Greened Tuna Salad

Posted Nov 17 2011 3:36pm
No. Not Greened as in Moldy. Green as in.. with some yummy green vegetables.

 

This greened Tuna Salad is a great alternative to plan old tuna fish with mayonnaise.  I made a big batch at the beginning of the week and have brought it for lunch a couple of times.

 

I’ve been trying to make some changes to my food intake lately – as my tummy issues have been acting up again.  I am trying to NOT have a sandwich every day for lunch – as a lot of fiber comes from the breads that I eat .. and I am experimenting to see if a decrease in my (abundance) of fiber will help any. (Aka.. I am trying to have the normal amount of fiber in a day.. rather then going WAY over).

 

I’ve also stopped having Oat Bran for breakfast every day.. and am only eating oats one or two times a week.  1/2 a serving of Oat Bran has 7 grams of fiber in it! That is almost 25% of what I should have daily.. and I’d rather have my fruits and veggies then oat bran!  I am hoping that after a couple of weeks of this change, I will see some differences.. or else it is back to the doctor I go!

 

Sooo.. I made this tuna salad as an alternative to my favorite lunch and I look forward to eating it every day – so I suppose that is a PLUS!

 

 

Greened Tuna Salad
5.0 from 1 reviews
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Recipe type: Salad
Author: Cait @ Beyond Bananas
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 4
Healthy Tuna Salad – with a twist :)
Ingredients
  • 2 cans of Tuna Fish (in water)
  • 2 cups broccoli (steamed)
  • 1 1/3 cups frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup steamed asparagus
  • 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 T Dijon Mustard
  • 2 t Agave Nectar
  • 5 T Sherry Wine
Instructions
  1. Steam Broccoli and Asparagus. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Cook Quinoa as directed on package.
  3. Rinse and Drain Tuna Fish.
  4. Combine Tuna, Veggies, and Quinoa in a large bowl.
  5. In a small bowl, mix mustard, agave nectar, and sherry wine. Blend well and add to salad as a dressing.
  6. Cool in refrigerator.
Serving size: 1 c. Calories: 128 Fat: 1 Carbohydrates: 16 Sugar: 4 Fiber: 3 Protein: 15 Cholesterol: 25
Notes

You can store this in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. (Maybe more, I’ve never tried ;) )

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This was a perfect way to switch up my lunches.. and I am sure I will be making this again sometime soon!!

 

Hope everyone is ready for the weekend! I know I am.. especially since there are only 2.5 work days next week. YES!

 

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What is your favorite kind of (non-salad) salad?

 

Every make changes to your diet to try and help any problems you were having?

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