I applaud all my blogging friends who take the time to share their eats every day. Knowing how long it takes me to put together one update with a few pictures, I can’t imagine finding the time and patience to do that every day, for every meal! And besides, my daily meal plans probably wouldn’t be very interesting. Nor would the they look very pretty, eaten out of tupperware at my desk each day. After a couple days, you’d figure out that I have a few staples for breakfast, lunch, and snacks that get in various combinations day after day. This is why I stick to sharing just my dinners with you – that’s where I change things up the most.
If you’ve ever wondered what I eat all day long (and believe me, I sometimes feel like I’m eating all day!) I’ll let you in on it. Breakfasts are either chicken sausage with scrambled egg substitute, oatmeal or cottage cheese with protein powder and other various mix-ins, or pancakes. Snacks are things like Greek yogurt, Zone bars, string cheese, and almonds. For lunches, I go for big salads, grilled chicken or tuna sandwiches in low-carb lavash wraps, or, tuna bowls, as I like to call them.
I use tuna the way some bloggers use oatmeal – as a blank canvas for mixing in all kinds of goodies. It’s cheap (I can always buy cans of solid white tuna for 99 cents, sometimes less), lean, full of protein, and lends itself to so many variations beyond the standard mayonnaise.
I can’t think of the last time I used mayo in tuna.
The latest tuna creation was Asian-inspired, something I literally threw together with whatever was left in the fridge one day. And because it happened to be a weekend, and I happened to be at home with some nice lettuce to plate it with, and because it was particularly delicious, I decided to share it with you.
Ginger, cilantro, and cashew butter gave this an awesome flavor (though peanut butter would be tasty too.) Carrots and cukes provided a nice crunch. Whether serve this up as pretty little lettuce wraps or just eat it out of a bowl at your desk (probably what I will be doing next time!) this mix will satisfy your tastebuds and keep you fueled for the afternoon ahead.
What’s your favorite way to make tuna salad?