Living for Happiness

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tuna Salad

This weekend with temperature over 90 I decided to make something that didn't need to be cooked and would be refreshing in this hot weather. I found this recipe for a tuna salad sandwich from I have included changes and notes which are green.

Simon's Famous Tuna Salad
Yields 5 servings
3 cans (6 oz each) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked (3 cans (5 oz each) water-packed low sodium tuna, drained and flaked)
3/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise (3/4 cup light mayonnaise)
1/4 cup chopped celery (about 1 stalk)
1/4 cup chopped carrot (about 1 medium carrot)
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dill weed (I used fresh)
10 slices whole wheat bread, toasted (I used quinoa bread, not toasted)
5 lettuce leaves

In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. For each sandwich, layer a slice of toast with a lettuce leaf and 1/2 cup tuna salad. Top with a second slice of toast.

This is quite tasty and it is quite tasty. The only fat-free mayo that I have been able to find is Miracle Whip which personally I think tastes way to sweet which is why I used light mayo. For those who don't like whole wheat bread the quinoa might be a good option. It is a bit unique in flavour, but I think it doesn't have as much flavour as the whole wheat. The ingredients that makes this good for the heart are: tuna, onion, garlic, whole wheat or quinoa bread, and carrots.

The Story Behind the Recipes

Hello, and welcome to my blog. The reason I am creating this blog is to help myself and others with their recipes and diets. To start off let me tell you a little about me. I am in my 30s and work at a fairly high stress job even though it can be quite fun. A while ago I had a doctors checkup and he told me that I have high cholesterol and that I needed to change my diet. I thought I was eating fairly healthy, but as I did more and more research I discovered that I wasn't. One book that I found very useful in these early days and still today is Women Heart's All Heart Family Cookbook, by Kathy Kastan LCSW, MA ED and Suzanne Banfield Phd.

My plan for this blog is to share some of the recipes that I have tried and like that are healthy. I hope to update the blog every weekend which is when I usually do my cooking for the week. (No time to cook during the work week.)