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Whole 30 Tuna Salad

I have been blogging lately about my adventure in clean eating, more specifically I have participated in a Whole 30 challenge. I gave up bread, grains, legumes, and added sugars for more protein, vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats. Over the past few weeks, I have never felt more energized and more aware of the food I put into my body. I make a healthy lunch and a healthy dinner daily, and I am always trying new ways to incorporate protein (like tuna!) into my diet.


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I have also started paying attention to food labels. I have learned more about ingredients and where our food comes from. When I was selected to try Ocean Naturals Skipjack, I was intrigued and immediately read their nutritional information. As their packaging states, Ocean Naturals is a light tuna that is canned in water. The fish is wild and responsibly caught (a big factor that the book It Starts With Food, where Whole 30 comes from, mentions). You can also learn more about where your specific tuna came from by visiting the Ocean Naturals website and entering the code on the can.

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A quick glance at the nutritional information lets you know that the only ingredients in Ocean Naturals Skipjack are simply the tuna, water, and salt. No extra preservatives, no added sugar, no hidden oils. Just high quality, premium fish.
 
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I have been eating a lot of protein lately, but I have yet to incorporate tuna into my meal planning. I was eager to try this brand and develop an easy (yet healthy!) recipe that would be Whole 30 compliant.
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I decided to make a healthy lunch, and I call this the Crunchy Skipjack Tuna Salad. Traditional tuna salads use mayonnaise, but I wanted to put a “Whole 30” spin on this. In order to do so, I needed to make my own olive oil mayonnaise and salad dressing. This Whole 30 Tuna Salad is divine!
 
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Yes, I created both the mayonnaise and salad dressing from scratch! Both of these recipes are in the book “It Starts With Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways”
 and are easily adaptable to your tastes. If you’re in a hurry, you can substitute these items with packaged ingredients from your pantry. I do recommend that you try to make your own mayonnaise at least once though. It is SO good and really added to the dish.
 
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I prepped two salads for my husband and I and each had their own variation. I piled mine high with fresh tomatoes while he chose to just top his with hard-boiled eggs.
 
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Add one heaping scoop of Ocean Naturals skipjack and drizzle a little olive oil and red wine vinegar, and you have yourself a Whole 30 Compliant Tuna Salad!
Fresh Tuna Garden Salad (W30 compliant!)

Fresh Tuna Garden Salad (W30 compliant!)

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A delicious Whole30 salad with tuna!

Ingredients

  • Ocean Natural Skipjack
  • Primal Kitchen Paleo Approved Avocado Oil Mayo
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Cashews
  • Hardboiled Eggs
  • Homemade Vinaigrette

Instructions

  1. Mix tuna with a tablespoon or two of the mayo.
  2. Prepare salad by filling a bowl with 2 cups of romaine lettuce.
  3. Top with tomatoes, cashews, hardboiled eggs, and a tbsp of olive oil and a tbsp of red wine vinegar.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 503Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 192mgSodium: 508mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 15gSugar: 15gProtein: 16g

The nutritional information here is an estimate. While I try to provide accurate information via Nutritionix, this information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that it will be completely accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any information sunnysweetdays.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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The cashews made this salad pop, and the skipjack was flavorful. The vinaigrette was the perfect light dressing to top this salad. I recommend using an oil based dressing in your own recipe! It was the perfect light lunch that we were looking for.

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Krystal | Sunny Sweet Days
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