Wednesday, July 25, 2012

White Bean Tuna Salad

i have been debating writing this one post because i am afraid i may fail. and, in turn, if i do, i'd have to admit this to all of you instead of just beating myself up about it privately. but, i think it's time to come clean.

i am on day 4 of a self-imposed 31-day clean-eating challenge. i am taking a paleo approach to the next month - as in, if a cave man couldn't have eaten it, neither will i. that means nothing from a box, nothing processed, no gluten, no diary, no sugar, and no alcohol. but, it means i can eat unprocessed meat, seafood, fruits, veggies, nuts, beans, and seeds. i am also allowing myself spices, vinegars, and olive oil, coconut oil, and grapeseed oil.

my decision came after a super-indulgent vacation spent mostly eating, drinking, and sleeping (with the occasional break from those activities to hike, kayak, play tennis, and swim). while i loved every minute of our family vacation, i felt tired all the time and lacked energy even though i was sleeping up a storm. i also want to try and get rid of my migraines (or at least discover my triggers) once and for all.

i will undoubtedly miss cheese, chocolate, and wine the most (not necessarily in that order) but i keep reminding myself it is only 1 month - and dang, will a cocktail taste good on august 22nd.

the reason i am telling you this is you will see this reflected in the next month of recipes here at good clean fun. i figure this is okay considering the last couple months seem to be pretty dessert and cocktail heavy. hopefully you will still enjoy the recipes - if not, see you in a month!

this white bean tuna salad is the perfect lunch for this month as it is full of protein! this salad takes me back to my first apartment right out of college. i remember by roommate at the time (still one of my besties now:) made this tuna salad and i loved it! the tuna and white beans keep me full for hours while the light vinaigrette dressing and zing from the red onion give this salad the zip it needs.

sometimes i eat this straight from the bowl but i usually have it on a bed of field greens or wrapped in a piece (or 2) of crisp romaine. luckily, this salad is just as good (if not better) the next day. just stir well, and enjoy!

White Bean Tuna Salad
serves 3

2tbs olive oil
2tbs red wine vinegar
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
5oz can tuna, drained
1/2 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup red onion, diced
2 medium tomatoes, chopped

whisk together olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and garlic in a medium bowl. stir in tuna, beans, onion, and tomatoes. stir leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

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