Tuna Melts

June 12, 2013
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I remember when I started taking baby steps along my path to healthier eating

Tuna Melts - When I started taking baby steps along my path to healthier eating. I didn't have a clue how to do it & felt awkward admitting it out loud.

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I didn't have a clue how to do it and felt awkward admitting it out loud.

I felt like everybody belonged to a secret club that I had no idea how to join.

I'd hear them say things like:

“Yeah, last night I got home from work and was tired.  So I pulled this protein from the fridge, mixed it with these veggies, added a few other tasty things to go along with, and in less than twenty minutes my family was eating a healthy dinner.”

“I went to the grocery this week, bought everything we needed, came home did the prep, and now I don't have to worry about it all for the rest of the week.”

What?  Really?

I'm 40 (ish).  I'm smart.  I read books and work and generally do smart-people things, and I can't get this down?

Please .. So you know what I did?

I just started

Tuna Melts - When I started taking baby steps along my path to healthier eating. I didn't have a clue how to do it & felt awkward admitting it out loud.

I started asking a few people around me, like my mother, like a few of the women I admire at exercise class who I know feed their bodies well, and have for many years.

“In your every day, what do you eat?”

At first, it sounded strange, and people looked at me a bit like, “Huh?”

But as I started to build a small database of information, written with ink in my notebook, it all became so interesting to me that I quit caring about how the question sounded.

Tuna Melts - When I started taking baby steps along my path to healthier eating. I didn't have a clue how to do it & felt awkward admitting it out loud.

So I did what they did, and ate from the list of choices I'd compiled.  Pretty soon, my confidence started to grow.  When I went to the grocery, I started to have ideas for fridge and pantry staples that I could have on hand for meals when the day begged quick and easy.

Don't get me wrong; I'm nowhere near utopia as far as this whole thing goes.  But I do believe I'm getting better

And sometimes, that's about the best you can say.

So tonight, when the day was busy, and time to cook was short, I pulled together tuna melts, along with a bag of Trader Joe's veggies from the freezer.  Twenty minutes later, dinner was served.

She can be taught

Enjoy!

xoxo

Tuna Melts

Ingredients

  • 3 cans tuna
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 4 Tbsp finely chopped red onions
  • a handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • cheese slices any kind is great
  • whole-wheat or multigrain bread slices or English muffins (gluten-free if you’re avoiding gluten)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients and spread on one half of the bread
  • Add cheese to the top
  • Place under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese is melty
Serves:
Nutrition + Show
Rating:
Calories 304
Total Fat 2.83g
Carbohydrates 29.52g
Fiber 5.08g
Sugars 6.28g
Protein 34.87g
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2 Comments

  • Reply Heydave June 13, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Unsolicited Consumer Comment: she done good!

  • Reply Lisa Lisa June 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    4 stars
    I’ve been trying to eat more heathier, especially since I have gotten older. I never thought to ask others about what they eat. That was a very smart move , I’m sure their choices of food help build a great data base. That tuna melt really look good.

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