Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I'm full!

As of recently, I've been eating pretty crappy. Usually, I can strike a good balance, eating out and splurging when with friends periodically, but packing healthy lunches and making lean dinners at home the other nights.

Lately though, I've been so bored with my routine, forgetting to pack lunches (sometimes on purpose), not feeling inspired to cook things, and boy, can I tell in how my body looks and feels.

Sure, I've been doing pretty well on my 60 Salads in 60 Days, but I need a kick in the rear. So, recently I found this easy little recipe for White Bean Salad with Tuna and Avocado from Kate in the Kitchen, and I decided to try it myself. Tuna has never appealed to me, so I made it with canned chicken instead. It seemed like the perfect mix of protein, fiber, and good fats, plus the garlic and thyme would give it a kick. Also, Kate had told me it's a meal that keeps her full all afternoon.

I brought a cup of it for lunch today, paired with a serving of Kashi crackers, and the delicious factor was out of this world. Plus, it kept me full!! Finally! It's amazing what eating something more than empty carbs can do!

It may not look pretty, but yum!

I figured out the nutrition facts through the Spark People Recipe Calculator for One Cup of this Salad, and here it is:

Calories 286 Sodium 239 mg
Total Fat 11 g Potassium 433 mg
Saturated 2 g Total Carbs 28 g
Polyunsaturated 1 g Dietary Fiber 13 g
Monounsaturated 2 g Sugars 0 g
Trans 0 g Protein 20 g
Cholesterol 29 mg


Lin said...

Wow! Going to have to try that one! I love avocados...and white beans and tuna go good together. Plus, I rarely find a recipe that keeps me full all afternoon! Thanks for the tip.

Your newest follower! :-)

Alexa said...

Great to have you Lin!! =)