I've been looking to spice up my lunches lately. They usually range from 1/2 a turkey sandwich (on Ezekiel bread), to turkey chili (see my recipe HERE), or salad with grilled chicken or salmon. It's completely awful to say but I don't eat much breakfast, so by lunchtime I'm pretty hungry.
I posted this on Instagram last weekend and thought I would share it with you! This recipe just sort of came to me and is packed with protein (about 15 grams depending on the size of your sandwich). Tuna salad is something I enjoy, but rarely make. Usually I eat it with gluten free crackers (Crunchmaster multi grain), but I really wanted something with a little more umpf, packed with protein and goodness. Check out the recipe below. If you're not into tuna, chicken would do nicely :)
- tuna salad (see recipe below) - approx. 7 grams of protein
- baby kale - approx. 3 grams of protein(see THIS article for the benefits of kale)
- Ezekiel bread (1 slice) - approx. 5 grams of protein. See THIS article to see benefits of sprouted bread
- avocado (THIS is a great article on health benefits of avocado and I'm vowing to eat more this year!)
- Jane's salt and fresh cracked pepper
Ingredients for tuna salad (I use about 1/3 of the salad for 1 serving):
- 5 oz can of tuna
- 1 - 2 tsp of mayo (I use olive oil mayo. I've tried the Vegenaise and just don't like it)
- 1 tsp of Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp of sweet relish
Mix all together in no particular order :). I like my bread toasted, then I layer the baby kale first, tuna salad, and top with avocado. Jane's salt (my fav) and fresh cracked pepper to taste.
J.Crew sweater || AG jeans || Target socks, similar (SO comfy, in the $1 section! I bought 8 pairs!!) || Gorgana ring || Michael Kors watch || OPI nails "Big Apple Red"
wood bowl, pepper mill, and cutting board via CS Woodworks (my Mr.'s Etsy site - aren't his pieces amazing?! See more on his Instagram) || Villeroy & Boch flatware (loving these white dishes)
Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by, have a delicious day :)