If I'm not eating leftovers for lunch, I'm usually at a loss for a mid-afternoon meal. My creative juices shut off and I turn to the traditional sandwich idea, PB&J. Yes, even as an adult, I still desire the staple childhood sandwich.
BUT occasionally my brain kicks in and I'm able to focus on something a little more grown up:
My version, which is how I learned to like tuna in the first place, is pretty much a waldorf salad. Here goes:
- 1 can of tuna (albacore in water is my fav)
- 1/2 stalk of celery chopped
-1 slice of apple chopped
- 1 TBLspn of walnuts chopped
- 1-2 tsp of raisins
- 2 TBL spn of mayo/vegenaise/greek yogurt
- 1 slice of lemon (or drop of lemon oil)
- Pita Bread or wheat tortilla
- Salad of choice (I personally love baby spinach or baby kale)
Once your apple slice, celery, and walnuts are all chopped up, throw them in a bowl with raisins and dump in your tuna (after draining). Drop two dollops of mayo (or substitute with greek yogurt) into the bowl and mix around with dry ingredients. Next, squeeze your lemon slice or pour a drop of lemon oil into the mix. Lemon is great because it kills that fishy smell and taste, helps give the salad a fresh taste.
After your all mixed up, pop open your pita, fill it up with your greens and then pack your tuna in there. Next, eat and enjoy! I like to pair this with sweet potato or beet chips, something with a crunch.
Warning: This mix can be split into two pita pockets so I would not recommend shoving it all inside your bread of choice. Share is someone, split it up, or have the whole lot for a hearty lunch time meal.
I usually give my kitties a taste of tuna from the can after I'm all done. They love me all the more for it and there is much purring kitty happiness in the kingdom after that!
Obviously this is not the most innovative tuna salad in the world, but it's my fav. I like to eat tasty food that fills me up and doesn't leave me wishing for more!
What's your favorite way to eat tuna?