Spring is right around the corner and as excited as that makes me I know it only leads to one thing… bathing suit season..ugh…I threw a MEGA fit this weekend (you know the one where your trying to find something to wear, you hate all your clothes, nothing fits because you’re a bit to plump and the only thing you like are your shoes, so you throw everything on the floor…sigh…sometimes I wish I wasn’t like a 5-year-old…) Well it’s a new dawn with a new day and a new diet for me. I am trying to cut back on the carbs and hit the gym a few days a week. So todays recipe is inspired to keep your slim and trim, we all know tuna is full of protein and we have all tried the latest and greatest “quinoa” trend. I personally love quinoa, to me it’s like brown rice, doesn’t really taste like anything. So add in your favorite flavors, and you have yourself a tasty treat. I ate this for lunch today and I have enough for lunch tomorrow. So here’s to healthy eating…
from me two you,
tuna quinoa salad
1/2 C. uncooked quinoa
1 C. water
1 clove garlic – chopped
1 T. dried parsley flakes
1 (5oz) can tuna – drained
1 hand full of fresh green beans – washed and end stems removed
1 T. olive oil
1 T. zesty italian salad dressing
– begin by placing 1 C. water in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. place quinoa, chopped garlic, and parsley in boiling water. stirring until all the water has evaporated. turn stove off and cover pot with lid. let quinoa steam for 15 – 20 minutes. fluff with fork when finished.
– using a small sauce pan, place beans in and cover with water. boil beans for 3 minutes, then drain water.
– keeping them in same pan add in 1 T. olive oil and 1 T. zesty italian dressing. turn stove to medium heat. add drained can of tuna and cooked quinoa. heat until warm.
– serve and enjoy (you may eat this hot or cold, but just kinda room temp is my favorite…)