Did I mention I’m doing Whole30? Probably not since it’s more like the Whole26. Don’t judge. I haven’t had the will power to stick with it because of a family Christmas celebration, Leo’s birthday and a little happy hour. I know. I’m weak but I’m glad to have still do it partially. My joints feel better, I’m not as tired and huge bonus, my clothes fit better. Who knows, maybe I’ll just stick with this way of eating giving myself a break here and there.
I’ve noticed these COLD winter months can be really hard to get excited about salads or just fresh produce in general. I have a natural desire for carbs and heavy, warm foods. Maybe that’s why I gravitate towards a salad that’s mostly protein and room temperature, like this tuna salad. This one is packed with lots of flavor and keeps me full all afternoon with 27 grams of protein. AND it’s Whole30 approved.
- 1 4oz can of tuna in water
- a handful of cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
- 2 tablespoons olive tapenade, I like Trader Joes
- 2 tablespoons capers
- ¼ cup diced cucumber
- ¼ cup diced sweet pepper
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- a squeeze of lemon juice
- a dash of red wine vinegar
- salt and pepper
- fresh basil
- Mix all ingredients together and serve
- Garnish with fresh basil