These days, I usually go for a healthy solid meal when I wake up followed by two large shakes that I divide up during the day. The reason I do this is because I’m one of those people who start out slowly in the morning. I don’t normally feel weak and listless when I get out of bed, but I usually don’t like diving into work immediately. That’s why I prefer a good solid meal to start me out, along with a large cup of tea. I watch a show while I eat, then play a video game for maybe an hour, then it’s off to work!
The Sweet Tuna Salad is actually a recipe I got from a book called Muscle Chow by Gregg Avedon. I actually get a lot of my recipes from this book. I don’t really agree with everything that’s on there, but I honestly do find that some of the recipes in it are pretty great. Buy it and check it out if you’re interested:
I actually start out my day with an egg and vegetable combo of some sort, but since my friend says that he doesn’t like eggs, I said fine, I’ll write about the tuna salad instead. So here it is:
SWEET TUNA SALADIngredients:
a. 1 can tuna, drained and rinsed
b. 1 whole egg, chopped
c. ½ pear, chopped
d. 2 tablespoons fat free sour cream (optional. You can skip this if you don’t mind)
e. 1 tablespoon dried cranberries or mixed berries of choice (you can also substitute raisins if you like)
f. 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
g. Romaine lettuce
h. 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
i. 1 apple, cut into wedges
How to make it:
a. Put the tuna in a large bowl and break it apart with a fork.
b. Add in the egg, pear, sour cream, berries, lemon juice, and mix well.
c. Fill the bottom of another large bowl with Romaine lettuce leaves and place the tuna salad on top.
d. Sprinkle with the sunflower seeds and garnish with the apple wedges.
It tastes really great. I wouldn’t mind having this every day, but I like my eggs and veggies just a bit more, to be honest. I'll write about those soon, of course, so just stay tuned!
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