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after an hour of weight training this morning, i went to war with the stairmaster for 20 minutes before wrapping up my workout. i’m a huge fan of interval training.  it can be done on any elliptical machine, treadmill, or running outside.  i’ll expand on that shortly though. afterwards, i came home and had my daily bowl of oatmeal with an egg white omelette, salsa, and 1 piece of light turkey sausage.

rewind: for dinner last night, i needed to use the rest of the wheat tortillas cause they go bad pretty fast.  i looked in the freezer and found some shrimp. yep, shrimp tacos it is.

i chopped up some tomato, avocado, cilantro, and red onion.  the more color the better!  not just cause it looks pretty, but because it supplies tons of added health benefits e.g. essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber. didn’t have any brown rice, so i made some steamed corn to accompany the black beans.

there were only two tortillas left, and i have to make sure Sonny is full else he is quick to head to jack in the box!! so i let him have them and made myself a shrimp bowl.  when i work out in the early a.m., i don’t like to wake up feeling heavy and full from the night before, so the bowl was just right.

fastforward: it’s lunch time again and i had to come up with something quick. i found two cans of salmon in the pantry so i decided to make some ‘tuna fish’, or salmon fish. oh, whatever!

le’s ‘salmon’ fish

the stuff:

  • 2 cans salmon (or tuna, or albacore, or chicken)
  • 2-3 boiled eggs (1 yolk)
  • 1 tbsp capers (you can also use dill or sweet relish- i’m just being fancy)
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey mustard
  • 1 tbsp  lite caesar dressing
  • handful of cranberries
  • 1 celery stalk
  • salt, pepper, and Tony Chacheres to taste

do this:

i boiled 3 eggs, dismissed two of the yolks (i know, i know) and threw it in the bowl.

then i added everything else.  this is totally different than the tuna fish/chicken salad i grew up eating.  i swapped out the mayo and used light caesar dressing.  the celery adds crunch and texture, and the cranberries add tartness and sweetness.  WF adds grapes and walnuts to their chicken salad and it is delicious! my version is different no doubt, but try it out.


can you tell i’m out of wheat thins:( those were definitely at the bottom of the bag.  you can put this salad in between those 100 calorie sandwich thins that have become so popular, add some cheese and make a tuna melt, or scoop it with wheat thins or some regular old saltines. you could also skip the bread completely and scoop it onto some tomato slices.  i ate two servings of the salmon salad and added a banana for a light, protein packed lunch.


what’s the craziest thing you’ve seen or added to your own tuna fish / chicken salad?

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