Since apples seem to be the theme of the week (and deservedly so), I went back into my recipe file to see what I could find to share that would complement the wonderful recipes Mindy and Jan posted.
I discovered my apple tuna salad, and decided that would be a nice counterpoint to apple desserts.
I’m always looking for healthy, portable lunches that are high in
protein because I need that protein to get through the busy school day.
Tuna salad is great, but all that mayonnaise no longer agrees with me.
I was looking for an alternative and sort of accidentally created a tuna salad that is extremely healthy and tastes great too. The key is shredded apples.
I’ve always loved adding apples and walnuts to my tuna salad but one
day when I was tired of cutting up apples, I grabbed my vegetable
I shredded the apples and added them with a
smidgeon of mayo (for flavor) and the walnuts.
The shredded apples
were the perfect counterpoint to the dry tuna so I didn’t need a lot of
mayo or dressing. The walnuts added some extra crunch and filling
Now I don’t think of eating tuna any other way.
Do you have any healthy ways you’ve changed up some traditional recipes?
And finally, I wanted to share my cute little owl. He's the happy byproduct of an unhappy event that made me so angry I wanted to vent.
I needed to buy a new bathmat so I headed to a local store after work today. I didn't see the bathmats where I expected them to be, so I went over to ask the owner where to find him.
I never got the chance, because the conversation I overheard made me SO angry that I stormed out of the store.
The store owner was talking to another employee about how he was going to fire two of his cashiers because they were handicapped. He went on to belittle these men with the most offensive language (I won't even repeat the mean words he used.) So instead of asking for help, I looked him in the face and informed him that he had just lost a customer.
But then I found myself on the street - still in need of a bathmat. There was really only one choice - a drugstore that sells medical items. I figured I'd give it a try. I was in luck. But they only had one color - light blue.
Okay, I thought. I can stand on a light blue bathmat in order to stand up to injustice.
And when I got home and opened it, this is who was inside.
So, now when I see my little owl bathmat, I shall smile.