My lifestyle was killing me and I knew I had to do something about it. I have learned that the best way to develop a healthy lifestyle is to discover the source of problem and then put a plan into action that will develop good health.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tuna salad surprise

You will love this unique way of preparing a tuna salad with no mayonnaise. It's perfect for a light dinner or lunch and provides an excellent—106% of the daily value—for those hard to find omega-3 fatty acids. Enjoy!

Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes

2 6 ½ oz cans of light tuna, drained
1/4 cup finely diced celery
3 TBS chopped walnuts
3 TBS chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup finely minced onion
salt and black pepper to taste
1 medium head romaine lettuce, chopped
1 small tomato, chopped, seeds and excess pulp removed

3 medium cloves garlic, pressed
1 TBS prepared Dijon mustard
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
4 TBS fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
4 oz silken tofu
1/2 tsp dried Italian herbs
2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
a little water to thin if necessary

Mince onions and press garlic and let sit for 5-10 minutes to bring out their health-promoting benefits.
Blend dressing ingredients in blender adding oil a little at a time at end (to incorporate). Blend well to make sure sunflower seeds are ground.
Mix tuna, celery, walnuts, parsley, onion, salt, and pepper.
Mix desired amount of dressing with tuna mixture.
Serve on bed of chopped romaine lettuce with chopped tomato.
Serves 2

Healthy Cooking Tips:

Blend the dressing long enough to completely grind the sunflower seeds for a smooth texture.