I bake. A lot. But I also eat a lot of greens. Specifically of the spinach variety. A day without the Popeye fuel is kind of a long time and totally messes with my energy. Green smoothies – those are … Continue reading
One word – panzanella. It makes me swoon. It screams summer, it loves on backyard garden tomato bounty and it hits all the right taste buds. What more could a gal ask for?!?! Oh and it totally impressed the parental … Continue reading
So this whole while that I have been baking dozens of cupcakes, I have also been eating my veggies – promise… But this carrot salad is super easy and quick so it makes getting your daily veggie count in a … Continue reading
Refreshing and healthy salad with bean protein for those days when it is super hot and you don’t want to turn on any heat producing appliances. This would also be great as a chip dip (maybe omit the cucumber for … Continue reading
Nothing turns me off faster from a recipe than mayo. The way it looks just irks me the wrong way. When I order a burger or sandwich, that white clumpy stuff better come no where near my bread. Therefore, I refuse to use it in my tuna salad. Some say I’m crazy because I am missing one of the essential ingredients but I say MUSTARD is sooo much better.
This tuna salad will keep you feeling light and energized.
1 can of tuna, drained (I use white chunk albacore in water)
1/4 cup apple, cubed
1/8 cup raisins
1/8 cup pecans, chopped
1 tbsp. dijonmustard
crushed red pepper flakes to taste
pepper to taste
1 tbsp. hemp seed (optional)
If making a salad:
lettuce (I used half of a romaine heart
honey mustard drizzle (1 pt. honey to 1 pt. mustard – I used 1/2 tbsp)
If making a sandwich:
your bread of choosing
Mix all of your ingredients together and top on a bed of lettuce or on your bread of choosing.
Drizzle with the honey mustard or leave plain (your choice), top with the hemp seed (optional) and dig in to a nice big healthy and fun salad!
This salad comes together really quickly and is perfect in the summer when berries are in season, or in the winter when you are ok with paying a little more for berries because you are having withdrawal symptoms (the latter is how I currently can be classified). I just make sure to stretch that bursting berry flavor through as many meals as I can (:
Use for a complete dinner or lunch and mix it up with your choice of berries and nuts!
I made mine for lunch today and prepared a second for my lunch tomorrow!
1-2 cups spinach
1/2 grilled chicken breast, cubed (omit or replace with tofu if you are vegan or vegetarian)
1/8 cup of blueberries, red raspberries and blackberries
3 dates, chopped
1 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
1/8 cup pecans, chopped
1 tsp. flax seed
1-2 Tbsp. balsamic, pomegranate vinaigrette, or other light dressing that goes well with berries
Top everything on your bed of spinach and enjoy!