Let’s face it, it’s summer and we all want to get into shape. Trying to get beach season’s itty bitty bikini can be a struggle especially when there is a bunch of delicious summer meals being served out there. Talk about all the yummy barbecues you will be a part of or the bonfires with those delicious s’mores.
Part of changing your lifestyle doesn’t just mean hitting the gym every day for hours. You’ve also got to be committed to changing your diet to include healthier choices. That means getting the a lot of fruits and vegetables and protein into your meals and drinking lots of water.
I believe people get the misconception that eating healthy means boring, bland, and unsatisfying meals. However, that is not the case. There are a lot of delicious and simple meals you can make in the comfort of your own home that are not only high in protein and low in refined carbs, they are also satisfying and delicious. Being healthy doesn’t mean giving up your favorites. It’s about eating in moderation and finding healthier ways to make those favorites.
Here’s a quick and simple recipe you can make in your own home. It takes 15 minutes or less to make and is perfect for lunch or dinner.
Simple Tuna Salad Recipe
- 1 small can of albacore tuna with water
- 1 teaspoon of relish or chopped pickles
- Diced onion (optional)
- 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise or vegenaise
- Salt and pepper for flavor
- Bread of choice. I used a low-carb wheat bagel, but you can pick your favorite bread option based on your grain (or non-grain) preferences.
Drain the water from the tuna. Add tuna into a bowl and mix it around to break up the pieces.
Next, add veggies of choice and mix together. Stir in vegenaise and your relish. Finally, add salt and pepper to your liking.
- Toast the bagel.
- Add some spinach or other greens to it for extra crunch and flavor.
- Round out your meal with a side dish of cherry or grape tomatoes.
This meal is low-fat and high-protein and is satisfying, delicious, and simple to make. Food doesn’t have to be bland or boring, and you can spice this up even more by adding other veggies and spices to the sandwich.
Just because you want to change your diet definitely doesn’t mean you have to give up your sandwiches or some of the delicious foods that you enjoy. There is definitely a way around enjoying the usual food you love to eat. It’s about enjoying it in moderation and finding a healthier alternative to the way you cook or order meals.
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