Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tuna salad

Tuna Salad (Salad)
Prep time: 5 min
Serves: 1

What you need:
1 can tuna, drained
1-2 T mayo, ideally homemade 
1 T lemon juice
Red grapes to taste (I use about 10), sliced
1/4 green apple, diced
1 T chopped pecans
2-4 cups lettuce or spinach

What to do:
Mix it all together and enjoy!

Other additions to consider: golden raisins or cranberries, celery, chives, hard-boiled egg, avocado slices, fresh herbs (such as dill), mustard of choice.  How can you ever get bored with tuna salad??

Tuna is a great source of omega-3s, and canned tuna makes for a very cost-effective meal!


  1. Hey Lauren! I am making the attempt to go Paleo, and I still have a lot of questions. Everything on the internet seems to have conflicting information, so can you just help me out with some general guidelines to get me started? I have hypothyroidism and after reading everything about the negative effects of the modern diet on our health I believe that maybe a Paleo diet could improve some of the symptoms of my hypothyroidism. Or at least make me feel better!

    1. So glad to hear you're going paleo! There is a lot of conflicting information out there, because I think everyone has their own take on paleo. From what I've read, patients with hypothyroidism tend to do very well with paleo. The beauty of this diet is that it is SO simple. The general guidelines are just to eat veggies, lean protein (preferably grass fed if possible), healthy fats (like coconut oil, avocados), and some fruit. Avoid sugar, beans/peanuts and other legumes, and grains. Anything with gluten is the worst of all. If you want to go very strict, I would check out the Whole9 website!

  2. Hey Lauren! I also struggle with hypothyroidism. Considering the Paleo diet. Want to start Monday. Basic guidelines would be very helpful. My daughter is 9 and worried about her weight. She is also Lactose intollerant, so the extra benefits will be good. What can I do to ensure she gets adequate amounts of calcium for her growing bones?

    1. Good luck with starting paleo!! The first few weeks I missed some foods, but just stick with it and you'll feel great. Basic guidelines: lots of veggies of many varieties, lean protein, healthy fats, and some fruit. No grains, sugar, legumes. It is seriously that easy...that's what I love about it! The simplicity also allows you to stick with it. I also had lots of questions about calcium, and LOVE this post by the Whole9 folks: It actually makes medical sense too!

      Mushrooms are a big YES if you ask me! They are a great source of vitamin D.

  3. One more question for today...can we have mushrooms?