Tuna Salad #BabeBowl
I've been all about the #BabeBowl recently.
My in-laws are in town and it was Andy and me's anniversary + his bday week so there's been a lot of going out to eat, too many glasses of wine, and champagne toasts. I've also got some traveling coming up so for the rest of July, I'll be totally out of my routine.
But instead of throwing in the towel, I just make sure my meals at home are EXTRA nutrient dense and blood-sugar balancing.
So, #BabeBowl it is. I wrote a post about Babe Bowls about a year ago - it's just my cute name for a bowl filled with protein, healthy fat, and fiber-rich food (PHFF!) and as complicated as healthy eating can seem to be, this is something that I find REALLY simplifies it.
If you have a protein, a healthy fat, and some fiber and you throw it together in a bowl and top with a good sauce (or lemon or lime juice!), you are SET and you've got yourself a healthy meal that will keep you full until your next meal, turn off hunger hormones, and keep your body in fat burning mode.
This tuna salad bowl is actually brought to you by Andy, who made me a bowl of tuna salad, cucumbers, avocado, and tomatoes the other night when I asked him for a snack when I was up working late (HE GETS ME). It was soooo good, I've been eating it for 2 weeks!
This works well for meal prep, but I would only do 2-3 days at a time because tuna salad can get watery. And, I'd keep the ingredients separate and just combine when it's time to eat.
So let's break it down:
HEALTHY FAT: Avocado + Mayo
FIBER: Avocado + Celery + Onion + Cucumber + Tomato
Today I had Protein Coffee with collagen (this one) and plant protein (this one) for breakfast, I've got a tuna salad bowl next to me right now, and dinner tonight is burgers on the grill (I may even have a bun - CRAZY TIME), tomato salad, and crispy fried brussels.
And no wine. It's time for me to cleanse.
Show me your #BabeBowls on IG!! And tell me in the comments - do you guys wanna see more ideas for these?
Tuna Salad #BabeBowls
Author: Megan Kober, RDN, LD
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
8 oz tuna, drained
1/4 c real mayo
1/4 c chopped onion
1/4 c chopped celery
2 Tbsp chopped pickle
1 Tbsp Dijon
salt and pepper to taste
1 avocado, sliced
1 c cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small or 1/2 large cucumber, sliced into matchsticks
Mix together tuna salad ingredients: tuna, mayo, celery, onion, pickle, dijon, salt and pepper.
Arrange tuna salad, avocado, tomatoes, and cucumber into 2 bowls and squeeze lemon juice on top.
Optional: this is also really good topped with garlic chili paste (like Sambal).
Serving size: 1/2 recipe
You can also sub chicken for the tuna - both are really good!
Want to up the protein? Add a couple Tbsp of Greek yogurt, too.