Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just add more veggies to your diet, salads are a very easy way to get your daily servings of proteins, fats and carbs! I’m particularly a fan of foods that don’t require much cooking (nor much cleanup). Previously, I’d have 2-3 ingredients in my salads, but lately, I’ve started experimenting with more, especially with the dressing and I love the results…
When I was only putting olive oil and salt into my salad which consisted of leaves, a tomato and a protein (chicken or tuna), it was effective, but it grew boring quickly. Now, I’m focused on making my plate as colorful as possible and adding some interesting flavors. I don’t recall ever having the combination of balsamic vinegar, honey and lemon together, but it really works. Also, I pretty much use lemons with everything because I can’t get enough of that fresh citrus taste, so I obviously had to include that!
This week, my focus has been eating less calories (I have been WAY too overindulgent for the last few weeks), upping my exercise and applying the principle of moderation. My goal is to get back to my healthy weight and to feel more flexible and less stiffness. What are your goals for the Spring?
Let me know if you try this recipe below in the comments, and any other salad ideas you guys have! I always love hearing other people’s recipes/recommendations!
Easy Tuna Salad
- 2 tsp Olive Oil (10 mls)
- 1/2 Lemon (Juiced)
- 1/2 tbsp Honey
- 1/2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 5-8 Olives (stuffed with Anchovies)
- 5-8 Cherry Tomatoes
- 1 cup Arugula
- 1/2 Small purple onion
- 1 can Tuna
- Alfalfa (or any kind) Sprouts
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
- Whisk the olive oil, lemon, honey and balsamic vinegar together
- Chop the tomatoes in half
- Slice the onion lengthwise
- Add all of the ingredients and the dressing together and add salt and pepper to taste!