Need an easy lunch idea? Make this recipe!
Canned tuna is one of the fastest and easiest ways to get in lean protein on a budget and when you need lunch in a pinch. Trader Joe's and Whole Food's have great varieties of tuna and even have Safe Catch Tuna which is tested for their mercury levels if that is of some concern. I do asked a lot about mercy content and what people should choose for their fish intake. I have below a great infographic from the FDA that shows you portion size and the fish that are best to eat 2-3 times per week. So what health benefits does tuna provide? Tuna provides protein (7 grams/ per ounce), and omega-3 fatty acids which can help decrease inflammation. Best to keep your tuna intake to about 2-3 times per week.
A couple weeks ago, I Insta'd that I bought a new mayo at the source that I was SUPER excited to try. I do not have mayo too often but as you can see I love it in my tuna salad. The generic mayos have canola oil in them and after listening to Cate's Shanahan's segment on the Bullet Proof Radio Podcast, "Vegetable Oil, the Silent Killer", I decided to just make the switch to using all oils that are from monounsaturated fats (avocado, oil), grass fed and organic saturated fats (coconut oil, grass fed butter, and organic meats). The mayo I decided to try is Sir Kensington's avocado oil mayo. It is divine! You should try it. (P.S.- I went to their website after just writing this product was divine and it says, Sir Kensington's- The divine alternative! Weird!)
This is a macro balanced meal with healthy fats from the mayo, lean protein from the tuna, and healthy carbs from the apple and cabbage. Could add in some of your favorite whole wheat or seeded crackers for extra carbs if you want.
Let me know your thoughts on the products and topics addressed. What type of mayo do you use? Do you make your own mayo? Let me know!
recipe (serves 1)
-1 can tuna, packed in water or olive oil
-1 Tbsp. Sir Kensington's avocado oil mayo
-1 Tbsp. mustard
-1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
-2 tsp. curry powder
-1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
-juice of a half a lemon
-2-3 cashews, chopped
-1 head of purple cabbage (just use 2 layers)
-1 small carrot, diced
-1/2 pink lady apple, diced
-In a small bowl, place 1 can of tuna (drained), mayo, mustard, seasonings, lemon juice, apple and carrot. Mix until fully combined.
-Place 1/2 of the tuna salad in a layer of the purple cabbage. This should look like a small bowl, or cup. Repeat this step again with the other half.
-Top with 2-3 chopped roasted cashews.
Nutrition Facts (1 serving): 282 calories, 23 grams carb (7 grams fiber), 22 grams protein, and 12 grams fat.