The Holidays are now behind us, and while I am thankful for another year, I have learned that despite the requisite holiday cheer, if one looks very closely, and pays the utmost attention, the holidays are the best time to learn what people ‘really’ think.
Over the course of this past holiday season, I had the good fortune of receiving an elliptical for, of all holidays, Thanksgiving – aka my birthday. As I found myself assembling the exercise machinery shortly before Christmas, I thought, admittedly reluctantly…there is perhaps a message being sent here – just perhaps. After my first, arduous use of the machine, I began to realize I was starting to resemble Frosty the beloved Snowman, and not his good cheer or charitable spirit…but in all the wrong ways, and that perhaps this bit of machinery was meant as a remedy for the aforementioned resemblance.
“This is a New Year, make it a New You,” I resolved, while battling far too much fatigue for far too little elliptical use.
Yes, in my decade long quest for literary excellence, I had been neglecting my physicality. As this realization set in, a terribly hard one to swallow – pun intended – I decided that it was perhaps time to work on myself, to take hold of the New Year not just intellectually and spiritually, but physically as well.
Once Christmas had passed, one of the first items we spotlighted was this easy-to-prepare tuna salad – sans mayonnaise – made with Bumble Bee Tuna (available in can or pouch), capers, lemon juice, and fresh parsley. It was here that I discovered that – at the risk of sound cliché – it is assuredly the smaller, less noticeable changes that, taken together, make for the most noticeable differences.
For example, not only is this tuna salad a gourmet upgrade from standard mayo-rich variety, it is also not merely ‘healthier‘ but in fact ‘healthy,’ combing the lean protein, healthy fat, vitamins and minerals of the tuna with the antioxidants from the added parsley and lemon. It was thus that in the course of preparing this recipe, I discovered that while tuna is not typically regarded as a terribly diverse food, it is in fact surprisingly versatile, as this recipe demonstrates.
Thus it was that I ushered in the New Year air-running uphill to a medley of Sean Paul and Pendulum, determined to see a ‘new me’ by the turn of the coming year, and this Bumble-Bee tuna salad will be on my go-to list for easy to prepare, healthy snacks.
Wishing you a Happy, Healthy, and Successful New Year!
-Healthy Tuna Salad w/ Fresh Flatbread-
This mayo-free tuna salad is light, refreshing and healthy. Served in a warm, homemade flat bread, this healthy tuna salad is a gratifying way to start a healthier New Year on a delicious note!
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