Salmon and Tuna Salad
Well, there you have it. You guys spoke, and I listened! I am patting myself on the back, as I update this post. Really, though. What would be the point in me running a food blog, if I weren’t posting what my audience wanted to cook? And learn about? You are the one who keeps me in the kitchen, excited to share with you what I have created. It’s all you. All you and a little bit of me, that’s all it takes! I have a lot of friends who have recently been approaching me, seeking advice on altering their lifestyles. This really gets my blood pumping and my tail wagging- yep. Why? I am excited people are beginning to recognize that it is not about going on a diet or committing ourselves to a specific workout program for an allotted time period. It is about coming to that realization that we do, in fact, needs to change our lifestyle. Once we make that giant leap, it’s all uphill from there. Committing yourself 100% to being a better version of yourself in regards to your health and happiness is KEY. I cannot stress that enough. Oh, and cut yourself some slack. I make it sound easier than it is sometimes.
Having a desk job has its pros and its cons. I miss my active shifts at Trader Joe’s, where I was running around creating chaos all day and all night long. What’s there to miss about that? Well, I didn’t have to work nearly as hard outside of the workplace. I actually got away with eating very well (what was good for me, personally) without spending any time at the gym or being a part of other activities. Once I transitioned out of Trader Joe’s and began to sit on my ass 8 hours a day, that is when I needed to make a chance. No, I did not necessarily wait until I switched jobs but it became apparent that I was going to have to work much harder to maintain that best version of myself I had been working for.
Incoming: Salmon and Tuna Salad. Yep, I mixed the two. Because I could. Let’s face it, not all of us have the luxury of warming up our food at work, using a refrigerator, utilizing sink space, etc. Some of us are left with a mini-fridge, no microwave and without a sink (hint, hint.) Incoming again: ICE PACKS! Go buy some ice packs. They will save your food, your stomach and your livelihood seriously. You can make this salad and store it in your lunchbox with some ice packs, without worry or hesitation. I decided to incorporate plenty of fresh vegetables into the salad because it made the bowl look like Christmas, and I don’t celebrate Christmas. But really, let’s get serious. I’m all about protein and vegetables, ALL about it! What’s better than a dose of Omega-3s and a heaping of green vegetables to give you some extra vitamins and nutrients? Absolutely nothing. So, grab a spoonful of this stuff and spread it on your favorite piece of whatever you want! I love it with green apple slices, other vegetables, or just eating it by the forkful with some avocado mash on top. I hope you love it, while powering through that 9-5, and I hope your kiddies love opening their lunchboxes to a Salmon n’ Tuna Salad sandwich!
- 2 cans wild caught tuna
- 1 can wild caught salmon
- 4-5 tablespoons mayonnaise You can use store bought mayonnaise or other paleo mayo if you'd like! Check out Nom Nom Paleo's recipe for homemade mayo!
- 2 red peppers diced
- 1 in head of steamed broccoli pieces
- 1/2 yellow onion diced
- 1 tablespoon Grade B maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
- Drain water from the cans of tuna and salmon and scoop into a large mixing bowl.
- Combine well, using a fork, with the mayonnaise.
- Add in your diced vegetables and mix thoroughly. Then, add in the maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and spices. Mix some more 🙂
- *Serve with apple slices, on bread, or just eat it as a salad (that's usually what I do.) It's best served right out of the refrigerator, and it's perfect for kids' lunches or snacking on at work.
Salmon and Tuna Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 647mg 27%
Potassium 358mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 67%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.