1.29.2014

Avocado Tuna Salad

A few weeks back, I wrote about The Virgin Diet. To recap, that essentially meant no gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, soy, yeast, peanuts, and artificial sweeteners. 

I'm completely finished with the diet and found no noticeable food sensitivities, though I was also in my first trimester of pregnancy and did experience headaches, bloating, general ickiness, etc. I honestly have no clue whether pregnancy or food is the culprit, but I've decided that for now, I will not eliminate any foods entirely. More on that another time... 

Guys, had I not planned recipes in advance, I would have been in major trouble. I'm not one of those types who can just look in the fridge, throw things together, and make it taste good - at least not without repeating the same handful of meals over and over! Most nights I made enough dinner to have leftovers for lunch, but of course, there were a handful of days we did not. 

This avocado tuna salad caught my eye on Pinterest though, so I tried it and ending up loving it!! It was also perfect for early pregnancy (and any time) because of the extra calories from the avocado and protein from the tuna. Did you know you're supposed to consume about 70g of protein daily when you're pregnant? That is a lot when you're not the biggest meat lover and can't eat yogurt, cheese, peanut butter, etc. 

Even if you're not a huge fan of tuna, I think you could get into this. The avocado, lime, and roasted red pepper are the perfect combination of flavors. I added quite a bit of garlic pepper on top. 

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Most nights I enjoy cooking dinner, but when we don't have leftovers for the next day, coming up with creative lunches is a struggle for me.

Do you have any quick and tasty recipes to share? 
Do you have any tips for getting extra protein?

+, Lauren Aiken

1 comment:

  1. We eat a lot of black beans. My go to lazy dinner that we all like is black beans, cheese, spinach on a whole wheat tortilla with salsa. Yummmm!

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