Friday, March 6, 2009

Most COMMON might be the most HEALTHY

When it comes to Tuna Sandwich, I'm sure most people think back to elementary school and a brown bagged lunch. Well, come to find out, that average-Joe Tuna sandwich might just be one of the healthiest lunches you could eat.
Tuna is packed with nutrients that your body is craving. Starting with Omega 3 fatty-acid, one of the best things that you could possibly put in your body. Not only does it prevent heart disease and Arthritis, but it is excellent for your hair, skin and nails. Also it helps with dry eyes, something us Utahan's deal with a lot in the winter and summer. Tuna is packed with protein, potassium, Vitamin B12, Niacin and Phosphorus. All things are bodies need on a daily basis but probably aren't getting.
One of mine and Brad's favorite lunches is the basic Tuna Sandwich with a side of carrots, yogurt and a handful almonds.

Best way to have your Tuna mix:
-1 can of Bumble Bee Tuna, or whichever brand you buy.
-Half of an Avocado, chopped
-Tomato, chopped
-1 tbsp. of LIGHT Mayo. Make sure to always go extremely light with sauces like Mayonnaise. (Something as simple as mayo can ruin the entire health concept of the recipe.)

Just grab some Almonds or sesame seeds, chop them up and throw them on in, delicious. Don't think that because your eating a healthy sandwich, you can have chips or fries. Make the whole meal healthy for you with a side of vegetables or fruit:)

~Make sure to have whole wheat bread with this healthy, but simple sandwich. Don't hog the health all to your self, make this sandwich for the kids too-it's an incredibly easy lunch to whip up fast for the kids and there friends.


Elizabeth said...

We have been trying all of your suggestions and are loving it!! I am trying this one tomorrow. We love tuna, but I have never done avocado in the middle...yum! These tips are really keeping us motivated to stay healthy, especially because our kids eat what we eat.